Post # 1
Just a random hypothetical, because from what I understand, one way to get pregnant is to have multiple embryos implanted in your uterus in the hope that at least one survives, and some cases, the parents have a choice of embryos, which they know the gender of, and can pick boys, girls, or both. In the US, when the parents already have a child or children, this is often used for family balancing, to get the gender they don’t have. That seems relatively “politically correct” to me.
But if you were pursuing this option for your first child(ren, you could have multiples) would you choose a mix of embryos, all girls, or all boys?
This is supposed to be just for fun, so please be civil, and I’m sorry if I offended anyone! Feel free to factor in what your SO might think, or not 😛
Post # 3
@ladyamalthea: I think I’d pick one of each and call it a day! 2 kids is our max, so that would be perfect.
Post # 4
I think I’d pick one of each. I want all boys, but FI assures me that they’re just as hard to raise as girls. But yes, I would ‘pick’.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Well, we already have a son and I still wouldn’t choose, so I don’t think I would choose for a first child either. There are upsides and down sides to both, so I’m of the mind to be happy with whatever happens. As long as any LOs are healthy, that’s enough for me.
Post # 6
If I had the choice I would go with boys, just because I want a boy first.
Post # 7
If I could choose, I would go with a boy. I wouldn’t want to risk having mulitples though!
Post # 8
@ladyamalthea: Do you mean gender, or their sex? Some parents try to force a gender.
I don’t want kids, and even if I did, I don’t know if I would even have a preference.
Post # 9
Honestly, I feel like I’d rather choose the gender of my last child than my first, if I were to choose genders at all. If you chose your first child’s gender, for example, you could choose a boy and then have all boys after that by coincidence… I’d rather see what happens for the first one or two, and then choose the opposite gender for my last child if I wanted to round things out.
Post # 10
We are considering doing embryo selection, not for gender purposes but because I have a serious congenitive disease and a 50% chance of passing it on. This would allow us to choose the embryos that do not have the disease and only implant those. If we do it then it would be easy to choose the gender since we’re going through the process anyway, but we aren’t going to. We would just pick a mix.
If we don’t go this route and just take our chances with passing on the condition then I am really hoping its a girl. I think that being a girl with this disease is much easier than being a boy with it, so for their sake I would hope it would turn out that way.
Post # 11
I really strongly want a girl. I know that whenever I get pregnant that I’m going to love any baby I have, but I can’t help but really really want a girl. I don’t mind also having a boy, but I wouldn’t want all boys. I want at least one girl. So, I would pick one of each sex. But if I could only pick for one I would pick just a girl.
Post # 12
Since you asked about it for your first child(ren), I would put an equal mix in there. If I already had girls or boys I would put the opposite so I could have one of each gender. Because in the end, I’d like one of each but don’t care what order they come in.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Ok if this was like, just a bunch of embryos thrown in and thats about it, then I would ask for a mix!! We don’t want to know the gender of our kids until they pop out (we like to keep it interesting! haha) so I would be happy with either.
If we’re getting really specific….
I would be torn between wanting TWIN boys (I have awesome names picked out), (but then I would want a biological girl second) and one boy and one girl, twins. I sort of like the idea of one pregnancy (two kids, replicating myself and my husband) and then adopting further, but I do want one boy and one girl myself.
I will probably end up with three girls or something. That’s life!!!!
Post # 14
If I could choose I am not sure I would.
Girls and boys both have pros and cons. Like neither gender is perfect… you’ll have different issues with each. I don’t really have a strong preference. I also like the idea of being surprised.
Post # 15
I voted other since I would choose not to make that choice. I’d give instructions that the most important thing was the viability of the embryos and all other things being equal, I would absolutely not want to know.
I did not care whether I had a boy or a girl as long as the baby was healthy. But beyond that, I can’t imagine a child finding out one day that the parents had a preference. I think that sends an unhealthy message to the child as well as to any other children you may have down the road. How would it feel to the second child or chiildren to know that the parents wanted boys (or girls) first?
Post # 16
@AB Bride: Oh gosh, I absolutely mean sex! I’d edit it but it’s too late. I think it’s wrong to really force a gender on a child, I mean I’ll dress my future children as their sex when they’re young because chances are they aren’t transgender, but if they tell me they feel like they’re in the wrong body I’ll support them 100%