Choosing Baby Gender Using Various Methods

May 5 18:52 2012 Roberta Barrow Print This Article

Time and science has indeed evolved. Today, parents are given the opportunity to choose the gender of babies, something that was only relied to fate in the past. 


In the past,Guest Posting parents have no choice regarding what gender their babies would have. Even if they desire to have a boy or a girl baby, they simply just await what nature and fate would grant on their babies.  Nowadays, however, time has indeed changed this perception. Parents now have the option for gender selection. Parents can make use of various methods to pick the gender they want for the little one.  Below are some of the available gender selection techniques• PGD or Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. This method certainly does not come in cheap.  At roughly $20,000, this method is done in a fertility clinic where the woman's egg will be taken and fertilized with the man's sperm using a petri dish. Once fertilized, the embryo will then be gender tested.  If the resulting gender suits the parents' preference, then the embryo will be re-implanted to the woman's womb via IVF.  This method offers 100% accuracy on gender selection. • MicroSort. This sex selection method can give 90% efficiency on selecting a girl and 75% on selecting a boy.  The principle in this method is that a girl sperm (sperm that can produce a girl) is bigger compared to a boy sperm (boy-producing sperm).  A man's sperm is extracted and then placed in a tube where it is filled with dye.  The bigger girl sperm is said to use up more dye; thus grow brighter if shined with a laser light.  Brighter sperms are sorted out from the less bright sperm cells. The woman is then inseminated with the chosen gender sperm.  Artificial insemination, apparently, can give about 1/6 or 17% chances of pregnancy. The cost of MicroSort is about $3,000. • Ericsson technique.  This method revolves around the concept that the bigger female or girl sperm (from the MicroSort method) also move slower than the boy sperm.  Sperm sample is taken from the man and then put inside a test tube.  The tube is then filled with science glue.  Male sperms, which are said to swim faster, will reach the bottom of the tube faster and ahead of the slower girl sperm.  The lagging girl sperm is then separated from the rest. The chosen gender sperm will be inserted to the woman's womb via AI.  This technique offers efficiency rate of up to 85% for boys and up to 75% for girls.  The cost of this method is roughly $600, a lot cheaper than other clinical methods.  • Shettles method. This technique is based according to the ovulation cycle of a woman and comes in a kit that you can use at home.  If the parents want to have a boy baby, then they have to make sexual intercourse as near as possible to the woman's ovulation.  For a girl, copulation should be done 2-4 days before ovulation.  The kit includes charts, thermometer (for checking the woman's temperature to determine if she is ovulating), etc.  The offered efficiency rate of this method is 75%. • Whelan method. This is also another home-based kit that is based on ovulation; but works in total conflict with the Shettles method. In this method, it is said that boy babies can be made by copulating 4-6 days prior to ovulation. For baby girls, parents should make love around the time of ovulation.  This method gives 68% success for conceiving a boy and 56% for girls. • Other used methods to select gender of babies are change in sexual positions, gender selection diets, Chinese conception calendar, etc. 

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Roberta Barrow
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Learn how to efficiently select the gender of your baby through Pick Your Baby’s Gender. A similar guide on gender selection is Choose Gender Of Baby.

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