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    Default Does conventional IVF produce more boys?

    Nearly all the women I know who had conventional IVF (that's where the sperm is left to fertilise the egg in a dish) ended up with baby boys and all the women who had ICSI ended up with baby girls.

    Did anyone have a girl using conventional IVF?

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    I had 1 girl and 1 boy both with ICSI.

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    Congratulations @mckel! I haven't had any children yet, but was curious to know if any women out there had girls without using ICSI! They say the girl sperm swims slower because they carry two of the 'x' chromosomes which are heavier than the xy chromosome and on icsi it's often hard to catch the super fast boy sperm, hence the likelihood of girls although if the scientist is experienced they can catch the boy sperm whereas with conventional IVF the boy sperm is faster and almost always fertilised the egg much much faster than the girl sperm. I'd be curious to hear how many girls are born to conventional IVF!

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    Default Does conventional IVF produce more boys?

    I've also heard that a successful fresh transfer is more likely to be a boy and a successful frozen transfer is more likely to be a girl. This was true for us, our FET is my daughter. It was conventional not ICSI
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    Well I've had a successful fresh transfer using ICSI and we don't know what we're having.

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    From 1 ICSI cycle I have a girl (fresh transfer) and a boy (frozen transfer)
    Statistically my clinic said girls were slightly more common in IVF though.

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    Default Does conventional IVF produce more boys?

    Quote Originally Posted by bel2466 View Post
    I've also heard that a successful fresh transfer is more likely to be a boy and a successful frozen transfer is more likely to be a girl. This was true for us, our FET is my daughter. It was conventional not ICSI
    I have heard the same thing as the original posted. Oh wow, so you had a girl using conventional IVF? You're the first one I've met who had a girl from conventional IVF!
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    Quote Originally Posted by M'LadyEm View Post
    Well I've had a successful fresh transfer using ICSI and we don't know what we're having.
    I'm going to guess girl Let us know when you give birth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    From 1 ICSI cycle I have a girl (fresh transfer) and a boy (frozen transfer)
    Statistically my clinic said girls were slightly more common in IVF though.
    Yes I agree with you. Far more girls than boys, although my clinic said it was equal, but I disagree with that!

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    I had a boy with conventional IVF (FET). In my IVF/ICSI DIG there was a good mix of boys and girls from both ways though. My clinic said their stats were 55% boys with IVF, girls higher in ICSI.


 

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