The state-of-the-art fertility technology Noble Fertility Center in New York City uses can help you predetermine the sex of your baby. Fertility specialist Peter Chang, MD, uses several methods for gender selection, including preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Call the Murray Hill, Manhattan, office or use the online tool to schedule an appointment to determine if gender selection is right for you.
Gender selection means you play a role in choosing the preferred sex of your baby. You may opt for gender selection to prevent certain diseases with links to specific sex chromosomes. You may also want to choose a certain gender to add more balance to your family.
Gender selection is only possible in conjunction with artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization. The procedure you choose to undergo for gender selection depends on how important it is to you to get a baby with your preferred gender.
Ericsson sperm washing is a relatively simple and affordable option for gender selection but only increases the odds that you have a baby of your preferred gender. Sperm washing cannot guarantee a baby of a specific sex.
During sperm washing, the specialist uses a solution to treat your partner’s sperm and then spins the sample down in a centrifuge. Sperm with X chromosomes have a different density than those with a Y chromosome. The force of the centrifuge separates the sperm into the X and Y groups.
But, sperm washing can cause an overlap between X and Y sperm, so you may very well end up with a boy even if you wanted a girl. Sperm washing is ideal for couples who would prefer a certain gender but don’t have a medical reason influencing their choice.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) determines whether an embryo carries the genes for certain inheritable diseases. PGD can also detect the gender of the embryo.
Noble Fertility Center uses PGD in conjunction with in vitro fertilization. The embryos created in the lab from the egg and sperm undergo a biopsy and specific chromosomal tests. These tests check for abnormalities like cystic fibrosis or Down syndrome as well as gender.
Dr. Chang delivers the healthiest embryos of the gender of preference to your uterus with hopes of implantation. PGD pretty much guarantees you get the gender of your choice; it’s 99% accurate.
To find out more about gender selection, call Noble Fertility Center, or use the online tool to schedule a consultation.