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Gender Selection Of Babies
Choosing gender: No. As I am sure you know, couples have been trying to choose gender for all of history. There is no way to do this. Nature wins on this one. ...Read more
What is the rate of success of modified ericsson method for gender selection. I want exact perventage for boy gender. Am lost with different answers?
No definitive answer: There is no definitive answer, and thus why you are "lost with differing answers." ericsson methods can never fully extrapolate 100% sperm for male or female, ...The layers of gender-selected sperm are of higher concentrations but not pure. This lack of purity explains the approximate 30% chance of gender selection failure of the ericsson method. ...Read more
Depends On Control: There is no single digit answer you can apply to an individual patient. One brazillian study in 2011 found that 14% of 400 women delivered prematurely, but the rate really depends on how well the mother controls her disease, other issues like preeclampsia, and the reason for delivery (poor control can cause other problems for the mom/baby that could require a cesarean section before 38 weeks). ...Read more
The odd is ~50/50 : There isn't a sure way to get pregnant with a boy or a girl based on day the week to have relation--there are some anecdotal report to suggest certain time of day favors girl vs boy pregnancy, but no conclusive research. The only sure way is to determine genetically is via insemination etc..Otherwise, your chance is just about 50/50 naturally--same as flipping a coin for head or tail. Good luck. ...Read more
"Is Panaromic blood test to find the gender of the baby with just 6.78% of fetal fraction cells accurate in detecting the gender of the baby as boy."?
Panoramic: It is told to be 99% accurate. But I have heard of false negatives....purpose is to look for genetic defects. Gender is bonus! ...Read more
Yes: All eggs contain only x chromosomes. About half the sperms have x chromosomes ; half have a y chromsome instead. If the x chromosome fertilizes the egg the baby becomes a girl ; if sperm has a y chromosome the baby becomes a boy. The eggs can not possibly influence gender (i guess they could if they had a choice whether to be fertilized by a x or y sperm, but there is no evidence this can happen). ...Read more
Are the sex chromosomes x and y solely responsible for the appearance of any gender specific traits?
Not good: Its not effective unless you do ivf with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. ...Read more
No: Gender is set on the day of conception. On rare occasions, if mom has medical conditions that produce certain hormones, it can affect the way a baby girl's genitalia look to make them look somewhat male, but she is still genetically a female. More likely if they said you were having one sex or the other, they made a mistake when looking at your ultrasound. ...Read more
Premies and X-rays: Any x-ray is one too many in a baby. But with premies, sometimes you have no choice. Lately the medical community has been more aware of the radiation from x-rays and most radiology facilities use the lowest radiation setting they can. You should talk to the radiologists who perform the x-ryas and they can tell you what setings they use. ...Read more
One Perspective: Gender-affirming surgery is literally life-saving 4some. According to 2011 report by nat'l center 4 transgender equality & national gay and lesbian task force, 41% of trans-identified persons in us have attempted suicide. (http://bit.Ly/14xr4ol) this rate is 26 x higher than corresponding rate in the general population. Consider the risks of any gender-affirming medical treatment in this context. ...Read more
What are the factors responsible for preventing normal delivery ? Age , size of embryo , ... Etc. ?
Confusing question: Are you referring to having a vaginal delivery over c section? Very complicated question. There are many reasons. Contractions can be too weak, the female pelvis too small, the baby can be too big or in an abnormal position, the baby's heart rate can show signs of problems. There are many reasons why this can occur. ...Read more
Rate of IUI success for gender slection of boy if modified ericsson is used and insemination on ovulation day. Scientifically speaking not just claim?
What s the success of modified ericsson method for gender selection of boy. My gun said 85 %. Is that accurate. I want scientific and stat based?
Sorry...: The ericsson method has no scientific basis to back up its claims. No study has been able to show that it has any validity. The only way to be sure of the gender of the baby is in-vitro fertilization. ...Read more