Will it be a boy or a girl? Many parents are curious, combined with a little excitement and fear, when the baby is coming. Some wait for the surprise until the baby is born, others want to know immediately, but now you can know before pregnancy thanks to prenatal sex selection.
Maybe you have the illusion of a girl or a boy, you want to balance your family or maybe you want to prevent hereditary diseases exclusive to one gender… For whatever reason, two options can help you choose: preimplantation genetic diagnosis and sperm selection.
Sex selection may be a viable option for:
On the one hand, there is sperm selection. Each assisted reproduction clinic uses different techniques to select sperm, but the most reliable technique is called Microsort, which consists of identifying and classifying sperm according to their chromosome (X for girls, Y for boys).
On the other hand, there is In Vitro Fertilization with Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). This method practically guarantees the sex of the baby because the embryos are analyzed before being implanted in the patient’s uterus.
What are the advantages of embryo selection compared to sperm selection?
Sex selection in embryos allows us to analyze the sex of the baby directly in the embryo that will be implanted, so it is 99% effective.
In contrast, the effectiveness of sperm selection for the sex we want the baby to have is between 70 and 80%. That is why 80% of our patients seek to perform this directly on the embryos.
Currently, the costs of this type of analysis are accessible and have a high percentage of effectiveness. At Citmer we have a safe technique to select the sex in embryos given the last generation technology we use.
Sex selection is a very personal and important decision to form a family and, like any assisted reproduction method, it is vital to make informed decisions.
If you wish to know more about the technique to see the birth of the child you are looking for, do not hesitate to ask for professional advice and consult a specialist to clarify your doubts.
At Citmer we have the technology and experience to perform both sex selection techniques. Visit us.