Many parents swear by at-home methods of gender selection. But can you really sway the odds? Ellen Durston, a newspaper reporter in Chicago, always wanted her first child to be female. Durston came across a technique pioneered 30 years ago by the late obstetrics researcher Landrum Shettles, M. Would Zoe have been Zachary if the couple had left it to chance? Quite possibly, by Durston's reckoning: "I'm convinced that the Shettles method is why I had a girl.
Some families are paying thousands of dollars to choose their baby's sex
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Discovering the sex of your puppy is fairly straightforward when you know a few anatomical landmarks. Make sure to handle your puppy gently and carefully. If you can, try to wait until the puppy is weeks old before trying to determine its sex. If you handle the puppy too much before it has had time to bond with its mother, the mother may reject the puppy. Find the belly button, where the umbilical cord was attached, then look about an inch below it to check for a raised button of flesh. A smooth belly, on the other hand, means the puppy is female. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in with a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery.
You Can Choose the Sex of Your Baby, but It'll Cost You
We sit around a glass coffee table. The room is clean and modern, the furnishings are that chicken soup colour favoured by architects — and expensive private clinics. Which is just where they are heading. The Gunns want a baby girl.
If you're the kind of person who has been planning your perfect family unit since your Barbie Dream House days, there is a way to guarantee it. Whether your idea of familial perfection is one boy and one girl, in that order, or you've got some other mix in mind, you don't have to leave it up to chance. Shayne M. First, there is in vitro fertilization, or IVF -- the only scientifically sound way to guarantee results, according to Plosker. Families can still use the method for this purpose, but it can now also be used by parents who prefer one sex over the other.