Can couples choose the gender of their baby? This technique is now within any parent’s reach and if you have been longing for a baby boy or a baby girl after several failed attempts, then read on.
Gender selection is now possible with several natural techniques and of course high end but highly effective strategies. Here are some of the most common procedures to allow couples to choose the gender of their baby:
1. If you want the most effective and the most efficient way to select the gender of your baby then try MicroSort. This amazing procedure used for sex selection is done by separating the male sperm from the female sperm from a sperm specimen given by the father. Generally, any sperm sample should be made up of 50% male and 50% female sperm; this procedure aims to increase that percentage resulting in a fool-proof gender selection technique. Currently, it is not possible to have a 100% pure male or female sperm sample. This technique is finishing clinical trials overseen by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Once a sample has been sorted out, the desired gender sample is placed directly inside the body of the mother through intrauterine insemination or IUI. The procedure is seen as the ideal way to select your baby’s gender but may be the most expensive at $4,000.00 per cycle.
2. If you would rather go for a natural technique that won’t cost you a penny, then try strategies that are based on how the male and female sperm behaves. As mentioned in MicroSort-ing, there are male sperms (Y) and female sperms (X); the males are faster, stronger but are short-lived. Female counterparts are slower, weaker but may live longer than the males. Considering the male sperm’s characteristics, it is best then to conceive on the day of ovulation or just a day before. Releasing the sperm closest to the end of the cervix can also help transport the faster male sperms to the egg. On the other hand conceiving 2 to 4 days before conception is the ideal time to have a baby girl.
This method is known as the Shettles Method and by far has been the foundation of many gender selection techniques all around the world. It has 75% to 90% accuracy, as some experts claim, but of course determining a mother’s exact ovulation date is essential for this method to work.
3. A Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is the most effective gender selection technique and has a nearly 100% accuracy. Parents may not only select the sex of their baby but also ensure that the baby is healthy. The method however is very time consuming and intensive; it uses in vitro fertilization plus a biopsy is done on the embryos to make a positive gender selection and “health check” before these are returned to the mother’s uterus. This method is not only effective but has been endorsed by many parents who have had negative results from other selection methods.