I wouldnt use it if it was available. As long as I have a happy, healthy baby, I dont care what sex it is. I thought DS was a girl at first but was delighted when I found out it was a 'he'.
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24-02-2011 22:23 #11on a self imposed ban
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25-02-2011 00:27 #12
I wouldn't use it. Couldn't care less. But - I have 2 of each, and am constantly being told "Oh, 2 of each, aren't you lucky?" I guess, but I think I'm lucky to have healthy children who we conceived with no problems - THAT is lucky. Their gender for me is neither here nor there.
25-02-2011 01:34 #13
i wouldnt use it. I feel happy with which ever gender i get. I also feel like your children choose you. And that feels so special
05-04-2011 13:31 #14Senior Member
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I don't see a problem so long as your not exclusively choosing just one sex.
Arabic cultures favour boys.
Unless their is a genetic issue you shouldnt be able to exclusively choose based on gender.
Maybe choose one take pot luck next time
05-04-2011 13:42 #15
I am happy that I have 2 boys and would be happy with a 3rd and even 4th boy one day.
But If I could (and could afford it!) I would do gender selection to have a girl. Watching my DH suffer from gender disappointment and watching him struggle win grieving for the daughter he may never have and atthe same time being completely in love with DS2, I would do it to have him have his dream
It doesn't mean he doesn't love our sons because he does. It just means he yearns for a daughter.
05-04-2011 13:46 #16Senior Member
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I have DS and would eventually like a girl (we would like to have 3 ) but stating that I would not use it as I dont agree with gender selection. I just pray that we have healthy happy children.
05-04-2011 14:03 #17
I wouldn't do it personally but I don't think it would create a gender population imbalance in Australia if it was allowed.
Most people seem to only want a certain sex if they've already had a couple of the same sex. Also, Australia doesn't value one gender over another so I don't think it would tip the scales of having too many males or too many females.
05-04-2011 14:10 #18Senior Member
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I know a few families who have either 3 girls and want a boy or 3 boys and want a girl.
Ive got a gorgeous little girl but my next one I really want a boy for my DH (obviously I'd adore one also)! He has not once said he'd prefer a boy but I wld love to see a little mini me version of DH he has 2 girls from a previous marriage so he's now got 3 girls.
Having said that I don't know if I'd actually bother doing a medical gender selection (we're goin to do the other ways of getting our boy, ovulation, eating certain foods, etc) and if we still have a girl than we'll still be very happy
Each to their own I reckon, if it's available and u can afford it then fair enough.
I however, do NOT agree with choosing eye colour, hair colour, body shape, etc! That's opening a whole different can of worms.
05-04-2011 14:24 #19
I wouldn't use gender selection methods unless there was a serious reason to do so (like avoiding problems).
I have a daughter and I'd like a son in future, but I'll be fine if I don't end up with that son. I don't want a son so badly I'd go out of my way to make it happen... and I think it's unfair to put that kind of pressure onto a child.
05-04-2011 16:48 #20
I am against gender selection etc, etc, etc.... but if i could choose (which i wouldnt) but if i could, i would choose all boys.
This is due to issues with my own mother and bonding issues with my daughter which are my own issues which i am working on.
but in a hypothetical situation, i would choose all boys
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