Boy or Girl?
If you already have a child and desire another baby of the other gender, we offer sex selection services, referred to as Family Balancing, which will help you have an equal number of children of each gender. Assisted reproductive technologies allow you to reach this goal by choosing the sex before you become pregnant.
To determine the sex of an embryo, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is done with removal of several cells from the part of an embryo that would become the placenta. These cells are then analyzed for the X and Y chromosomes using technology called Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS).
While the gender is discovered, we can also learn if the embryo with the preferred gender also has the normal number and distribution of chromosomes: 23 chromosomes, two of each for a total of 46 chromosomes.
This testing, often termed comprehensive chromosome screening, helps reduce the risk of having a child with disorders caused by an abnormal number of chromosomes, such as Downs Syndrome and early miscarriages.
This approach is about 99% reliable, meaning when you have your baby, he or she will be of the preferred gender.
Please make an appointment with our fertility experts to learn more about Family Balancing and Gender Selection and discover if it is right for you.