Wondering How to Have a Baby Boy or Girl?

“Can I select the sex of my baby?” is a common question that many Australian couples ask themselves. There are numerous reasons why a couple would be considering selecting the gender of their baby. Whatever your reasons, you want to know that you’re in the best hands, getting the best treatment possible. At Gender Selection Australia, we provide a caring, supportive approach to the process of gender selection. Pregnancy in general can simultaneously be a confusing and wonderful time, let alone if you’re considering IVF or PGD processes. We’re here to take the stress out of the IVF gender selection process, and guide you on your way to a happy and healthy pregnancy.

A caring process from a supportive team

It can seem isolating when you know you want to undergo gender selection for your next child, and sometimes it may feel like there is not enough support. Thankfully, there is help out there and an approachable, reliable service to offer it.

Our client success stories are a testament to the service we provide, with many happy results that have added so much joy and happiness to their lives.

How does gender selection work?

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Gender Selection via IVF

IVF Gender Selection is a process through which a woman undergoes fertility treatment in order to choose the gender of her baby.It is used either for medical reasons (ie. the prevention of genetic disease), or elective reasons (ie. family balancing, where a couple would prefer one gender over another). A lot of couples want to know how to have a baby girl or boy, and at Gender Selection Australia, we have the answers.

In order to have a child of a specific gender, patients undergo a process that extracts multiple eggs from the mother which are then fertilized with the father’s sperm.This technique is known as in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The fertilised eggs grow into embryos which are then tested to find out the genetic makeup of each embryo.This process is known as PGD, or Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis.The three main advantages of PGD are:

  • PGD is the most reliable method for gender selection, and the only method with virtually 100% accuracy.Only an embryo or embryos of the desired gender is/are transferred into the mother’s uterus
  • PGD screens the embryos for all 24 chromosomes to ensure the embryos are chromosomally normal. PGD screens for a multitude of genetic diseases such as:
    • Beta Thalassemia
    • Breast Cancer
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    • Fragile X Syndrome
    • Hemophilia
    • Huntington’s Disease
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Tay-Sachs Disease
    • Von Willebrand Disease
    • Downs Syndrome
    • Turners Syndrome
    • Edwards syndrome
    • Patau Syndrome
    • Klinefelter Syndrome
    • Many Other conditions
  • PGD reduces the rate of miscarriage

It is important to note that because PGD can only be done in conjunction with IVF, couples who are struggling to conceive and have chosen the IVF route can also add PGD to choose the gender of their baby in addition to testing for other chromosomal abnormalities or genetic disorders.In other words, it’s very simple to add PGD to any IVF treatment and is a viable option for couples who are already going down the IVF route regardless. Although not yet achievable in Australia, choosing the sex of your baby is a possibility with Gender Selection Australia in conjunction with Dr. Potter. Many Australian couples are choosing to have their IVF transfer in the US for this very reason. If they want to (or have to) conceive via IVF, why not travel from Australia to Los Angeles to a state of the art facility with renowned doctor, Daniel Potter, whose pregnancy rates are globally superior?

Possibly Phyllis Martin, a licensed counsellor based in Fairfax, Virginia, sums it up best when referring to a “typical” couple choosing the gender selection alternative:

“Either the clock has run out or they have secondary infertility. They’re possibly in their forties. They’re probably only going to have two children. And … they think, ‘We’d like to have one of each.”

Martin, also a board member of RESOLVE, a non-profit patient advocacy group for infertility patients, says that many of the people she counsels about sex selection are infertility patients. “They know the technology is available and they want to have that choice. They have a vision of their ideal family and they want to bring it to reality.”

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If you are interested in IVF gender selection with Gender Selection Australia, call us to arrange a consultation today.

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