6 Ways To Predict The Gender Of Baby
These days, people are spending tons of dollars to buy what some people call “designer babies”, it is therefore normal for parents to ask for ways to predict the gender of baby. Some methods are damn expensive, while some are very cheap. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) for example, goes for more than $ 20,000, while the natural methods cost little to nothing. Hereafter are 6 of the options open to you to predict the sex of your baby.
Patented by Dr Ericsson, this method in use since the seventies relies on the principle that the X-chromosomes are slower than the Y-chromosomes. Remember that the Y-chromosome is responsible for a baby boy, while the X-chromosome is responsible for a baby girl. The method allows the sperm to flow for a period atop a column of albumen. They are then separated to slow and fast swimmers. If a couple wants a baby girl the slow sperm is utilized to fertilize the eggs. Faster sperm is artificially inseminated to get a baby boy. Users of this method claim it has about 85% accuracy particularly with baby girl.
PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis)
The PGD method involves In Vitro Fertilization (IVR) and is very expensive. Mother’s ovarian eggs are fertilized by the father’s sperm in a “baby lab” The fertilized eggs are allowed to incubate for some days and later transferred to the woman’s womb. The success rate is very close to 100%
Centrifugal force is employed to separate the Y and X chromosomes of the sperm. Depending on the baby gender desired (Y for boy, X for the girl) one of them is selected and used to inseminate the egg. Its success rate is just about 75%
Primarily, ultrasound is not meant to predict baby’s gender, rather to check fetal development. However, along the line, medics use the method to predict the gender of the baby. The method involves a technology which views the fetal scan on a screen. The picture is then read, interpreted and used to predict baby gender. Simply, the technician, the Ulltrasosnoprapher that is, looks for the genitals. When male genitals are discernible, a baby boy is predicted. The absence of male genitals means a baby girl is coming. Accuracy of ultrasound technique of baby gender prediction depends also on the competence of the technician and the equipment used. Though reliable, it is not 100% correct. The older the pregnancy, the more accurate the prediction.
Amniocentesis. (AFT or Amniotic Fluid Test)
Usually used for older women when chromosomal disorder is suspected. Just like ultrasound, it is not primarily used to predict a baby’s gender. A sample of amniotic fluid is removed from the amniotic sac near the fetus and examined for genetic and chromosomal abnormalities.
Another method similar to Amniocentesis is Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) which is also used to check for chromosomal disorder primarily but could also be used to predict baby’s gender. Both methods are invasive and take with them a lot of risk of miscarriage but they also have a high degree of accuracy, about 99%
Chinese Predictor Chart
Then you have the ubiquitous 700 years old Chinese chart. Age of woman is traced on a chart against the month of conception. If they meet at B, it is a Boy and if they meet at G,you predict a baby girl. There is no scientific backing but since the choice is between a baby girl and a baby boy, chances are that it will be correct 50% of the times.
In addition to the above you have the old wives tales which also do not have any scientific basis as an example of ways to predict the baby’s gender.
To make sure you have a baby gender of choice, there are natural methods to use which cost next to nothing. These methods are exhaustively covered here.
Jide Omiyale, a grandpa writes extensively on relationship and family living to which he is dedicated. Jide is a researcher, an avid reader, a speaker and also a radio guest. Visit http://pickthesexofyourbaby.com/. where he writes on baby gender selection, pregnancy, mother and baby.
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