Many would-be parents are now able to take the special path of IVF for a baby boy and live their dream.
It hasn’t always been possible to conceive a baby in the so-called ‘natural way’. There can be issues that prevent conception such as blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, low quality semen, endometriosis, and ovulation problems.
This is why the ground-breaking research of IVF was first undertaken.
Through the 1960’s and 70’s, the depth of understanding regarding human fertilisation advanced to the point that in vitro fertilisation (IVF) of human oocytes was possible. It was this specialised knowledge which led to the famous first live birth in 1978 of a so-called ‘test tube baby,’ Louise Brown. Just two years later, Australia’s first IVF baby, Candice Reed was born.
With the ongoing advances in medicine, IVF was transformed from natural research to a simulated clinical treatment. More than 200,000 Australian children have been born via IVF since the birth of Australia’s first IVF baby in 1980.
A record 1 in 18 babies born in Australia is now conceived via IVF.
The success of IVF
Giving people the opportunity to conceive has been a life-changing and life-affirming exercise.
What was once a special innovation in conception is now a widely used technique. These days, IVF is considered a normal, relatively safe and low risk procedure.
The success rate of IVF depends on a number of different factors. These include your age, reproductive history, the cause of infertility and specific lifestyle factors.
The most important factor determining the success of IVF treatment is age. The older the woman is then the less likely IVF will be successful.
In Australia, the live birth rate for women after their first IVF cycle using fresh embryos is approximately:
- 31% for women under the age of 30
- 30% for women aged 30–34
- 21% for women aged 35–39
- 8% for women aged 40–44
These rates are an indication only and can vary quite significantly on an individual basis.
Some find the whole IVF process to be mentally and emotionally stressful, especially if attempts are repeatedly unsuccessful. Having the support of a trusted team of professionals who can take you through all the ins and outs of the process is invaluable.
A new path to take
During the IVF process, multiple eggs from the mother are extracted and then fertilised with the father’s sperm. These are then tested to determine the genetic makeup of each embryo.
It is during this fertility procedure that choosing the gender of your baby prior to conception is made possible.
Whilst choosing the gender of your baby is not allowed within Australia, you can access this special procedure with help from Gender Selection Australia.
Once you have completed a special one on one consultation with Dr Potter, you then commence your treatment. You will travel to Los Angeles in California for 10 to 12 days for an egg retrieval and embryo transfer. This is when the embryos are created and tested so you can choose the gender you want to transfer.
The success rate of fresh embryo transfers from GSA is impressive, with statistics showing:
- 70.8% for those under 35,
- 68.9% is 35-37
- 51.2% is 38-40
- and 39.9% for 41-42 years of age.
Knowing how to have a baby boy or girl is an amazing thing and it is now available. Thanks to the special innovative approach, undergoing IVF for a baby boy or girl is a choice would-be parents can make with clarity.
The Gender Selection Australia difference
With the team at Gender Selection Australia beside you all the way through your journey to parenthood, you can choose the gender of your child according to your preference.
The whole process is made as easy and hassle-free as possible. You get all the information, specialist advice and support you need from the moment you contact us.
The only question you will be left with is why you didn’t talk to us sooner.