Are you dreaming of having a baby boy or girl? Gender selection makes it possible to choose the sex of your child.
Dr. Sonja Kristiansen offers solutions to help parents with family balancing and prevent passing on sex-linked genetic diseases.
So, why should you consider our state-of-the-art fertility clinic in Houston, TX, for sex selection?
Choose the Sex of Your Child with Gender Selection
Here at Houston Fertility Center, we offer gender selection to allow hopeful parents the opportunity to increase the likelihood of conceiving with the desired gender and achieve family balancing. Dr. Kristiansen can perform gender selection through genetic testing with IVF (in vitro fertilization) or INVOcell so that only the embryos with the favored gender are transferred into the uterus. Our Houston, TX, practice utilizes the most advanced methods and has been providing leading fertility services for over 10 years to patients throughout Houston and beyond.
"We definitely recommend Houston Fertility Center."
Dr. Kristiansen and all the staff are great. We went in for a RIVF consultation and due to the way they treated us and made us feel we decided to begin the process as soon as we were able to. We will always be thankful to Dr. Kristiansen, Blanca, Melissa and especially Mayra they are all amazing, they helped us with our thousand questions and doubts and when we felt discouraged they kept our spirits up. Thanks to them we are now expecting our precious baby girl. We definitely recommend Houston Fertility Center.View On Google
I did Invocell here and just recently had my baby boy from the frozen transfer where we transferred two embryos. I am so grateful to this clinic because without them and God my miracle child wouldn’t be here!
Thank you again this amazing office for all that you do and did to help me and my husband!
I will be back to expand our family once our son is about a year old :)
Common Reasons to Consider Gender Selection
Some parents who already have a child of one gender may wish to have a child of the opposite gender. Sex selection can help those parents achieve the family dynamic they desire. In some cases, patients may have certain social, economic, or personal reasons for wanting to have a child of a specific gender.
Some couples have genetic diseases that they do not want to pass on to their children. For example, hemophilia and muscular dystrophy are sex-linked disorders that mostly affect male offspring. Therefore, any couples with these medical concerns may choose to have a female baby.
Sex Selection Can Reduce the Risk of Passing on These Gender-Linked Diseases
Hemophilia is a medical condition that reduces the body's ability to properly form blood clots. Because people with hemophilia have trouble forming blood clots, even a slight injury can cause severe bleeding. Most types of hemophilia are inherited, and most cases occur among males. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hemophilia occurs in approximately one out of every 5,000 male births.
Muscular DystrophyMuscular dystrophy causes muscle weakness and loss of muscle mass. Muscular dystrophy diseases are passed on genetically, mostly affect boys, and have no cure.
Fragile X Syndrome
Fragile X syndrome is another genetic condition that affects males more severely than it affects females. Fragile X causes a range of developmental problems, including learning disabilities.
We Partner with Patients and Their Families
Helping Hopeful Parents Build the Family They Desire
If you're ready to start or grow your family and wish to choose the gender of your child, we can help. We understand that every situation is different, so we take the time to learn about your unique journey in order to provide personalized care and fertility treatment options that best fit your needs. You can schedule a family building consultation online or call our fertility clinic serving Houston and Sugar Land, TX, at:
Understanding How Gender Is Determined
In general, there is about a 50/50 chance of conceiving either a male or a female child. A female parent carries XX chromosomes, while a male parent carries XY chromosomes. Therefore, the male parent can contribute an X chromosome or a Y chromosome. If an "X" sperm fertilizes the egg, a baby girl is conceived. In contrast, if the sperm that fertilizes the egg is a "Y," the offspring will be male.
Preimplantation Genetic Screening/Testing
Our Expertise and Technology Make It Possible
What Is the Cost of Sex Selection?
Our clinic understands that the cost of fertility treatment can be significant. We try to make treatment as affordable as possible and offer several financing options to help offset the cost of care. Our warm and friendly staff are always willing to walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
Which Method Should I Choose? Comparing IVF and INVOcell for PGT
IVF is the process of joining eggs and sperm in a laboratory setting before transferring the embryos back to the uterus. PGT is performed before the embryos are transferred to the uterus.
INVOcell relies on a woman's body rather than a laboratory to support fertilization and embryo development. It is more affordable than traditional IVF, but it boasts similar success rates.
The Treatment Process For IVF and INVOcell
Contact Houston Fertility Center for More Information
If you are curious about gender selection for the purposes of family balancing or gender-linked disease prevention, contact Houston Fertility Center for more information. Our team can review your unique case and provide the professional insight you need.
To get started, send us an online message or call our Houston fertility clinic:
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Understanding the Role of Gender Enhancement Wash
Sperm wash is also known as gender enhancement wash. With this method, a sperm sample is collected and spun in a centrifuge, causing layers to separate based on density. The dense X-sperm is distinguished from the lighter Y-sperm. However, this method is unreliable for gender selection, and is not FDA-approved.
At our Houston fertility clinic, sperm wash is performed purely to improve the odds of becoming pregnant – not for gender selection. The sperm cells are separated from the seminal fluid so that irregular and abnormal sperm are eliminated. Once this process is complete, the resulting sample is more likely to lead to pregnancy and can used for the intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedure.
Gender Selection FAQs
What is the success rate for gender selection?
IVF and INVOcell have good success rates compared to the national average, making them reliable options for parents thinking about gender selection.
How much does the treatment cost?
The cost of gender selection will depend on which technique you choose and other factors. Our Houston clinic is equipped with all of the technology needed to perform gender selection on-site, which can make the process more affordable.
"It was the best!"
Dear Dr. Sonja Kristiansen and staff, words cannot express our happiness and the joy you have brought to our lives! thank you for all your kindness and caring during our invoke cell procedure, you helped us make our dream come true. We have the sweetest little boy now and are truly blessed each day. The entire experience was so very amazing, you are a great doctor with awesome staff that makes each person feel like an individual. You found a way to make a stressful situation a personal, rewarding one.View On Google
I love this place the nurses definitely put alot of definition into this clinic. Without them and their kindness I probably wouldn't have made it mentally. Anytime I had a question they answered whether through phone call or email. It was the best!.. Thank you to Blanca and Mayra for making this the best experience for me! I'll be seeing yall again in another year or 2. ❤️View On Google