Family Balancing, falls under the practices for family planning undertaken by couples. Talking about the procedure, experts at a fertility clinic in Dubai, explain, “it primarily focuses on pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS), and genetic diagnosis to help in determining the chromosomal makeup or what we call the ‘gender’ of an embryo.”
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) that was originally practiced for the purpose of mitigating the chances of genetic diseases in children, was discovered to reveal the gender of the child and aided in family balancing.
Family balancing with IVF : Is it possible?
Family balancing with IVF is most certainly an option for the parents undergoing an IVF. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment cycle can be undertaken with the intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), or Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). The treatment has been proved to have many advantages over the conventional sperm sorting technique,Family balancing through IVF has 99% possibility of identifying the correct sex of each embryo, and detect any gender disorders.
Identifying the gender of the embryos to helps in having a balance in the sex of your children, and it forms the underlying motive of family balancing.
IVF along with PGS
Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is conducted along with IVF, in a controlled environment inside a laboratory. After patient’s eggs are fertilized in the IVF process, a single cell is removed through a microscope glass needle by an embryologist. After tracing the best quality embryos of favored sex, the parent can request the chosen sex to be transferred during the new IVF cycle.
The treatment is very effective, and is gaining popularity as it helps parents to satiate their wish to have a complete family, by choosing the gender of their children before implantation.