Boy or Girl?

Family Balancing is the term for gender selection done for the purposes of achieving a more balanced representation of both genders in a family. Example; if a couple has a son and desires a daughter, or there is an otherwise unequal representation of both genders among current siblings, the couple would be appropriate candidates for Family Balancing at Bellingham IVF.

In these cases, gender can be selected by utilizing technology called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), a technology that involves testing the chromosomal make-up of an embryo. PGD must be done in conjunction with IVF. Once the test results are known, only the embryo(s) of the desired gender are returned to the patient’s uterus, thereby ensuring a nearly 100% accuracy rate for gender if pregnancy is achieved.

Bellingham IVF  started performing gender selection for Family Balancing and for sex-linked genetic disease prevention in 2017 with great success.

If you are interested in learning more about Family Balancing or PGD for sex-linked genetic diseases give us a call at 1-800-860-3967 or email us at