Baby boy or girl?
IT is illegal and unethical to use medical methods to choose the gender of your baby.
Nonetheless, a couple who has three girls and wants to try conceiving again would love to have a boy this time. And, vice versa for a couple who has all boys.
There are old wives’ tales, pregnancy kits and even various methods that claim to help couples choose the sex of their baby. Just Google “gender selection” and you’ll find various options.
What is the truth, and which of these are just empty promises, lies and outrageous claims?
Obstetrician & gynaecologist and fertility specialist Dr Ng Kok Chong tries to clear the air on the issue.
He begins by asserting that gender selection is indeed unethical.
“We normally don’t encourage it but for those who already have three girls or three boys and want a baby of the opposite sex, then we can help advise them,” says Dr Ng.
He reveals to ParenThots some methods that offer a better chance of getting a baby girl or boy.
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Gender selection: Some couples are considering choosing the sex of their babies before they conceive.