Family Balancing

Family Balancing at Aspire Houston Fertility Institute

What is Family Balancing?

In general, family balancing means a family chooses to have a balanced number of male and female children. After having a boy, the family may want the next child to be a girl, or vice versa. Genetic testing and IVF makes this selection possible.

Your Family, Your Choice

When a sperm fertilizes an egg, it determines the sex of the baby. If the sperm is carrying an X chromosome, the resulting embryo will be XX and a female. Alternatively, if the sperm is carrying a Y chromosome, the embryo will be XY and develop into a male.

Recent advances in treatment now give patients the option to test embryos and determine if they are genetically healthy and also if they will result in a baby girl or baby boy. Our team of specialists at Aspire Houston Fertility Institute are highly experienced with this technology, called preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). We know that while some patients are not interested in knowing the sex of their embryos, others may want this information so they can choose to if they’d like to have a baby boy or girl. With PGS and IVF, family balancing is an option.

For more information about family balancing, contact us for a consultation and our team of specialists can help you learn about all the options available to you.

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