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    Default Swapping embryos based on gender

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/pa...be1e0a7d15ad43

    What do you think of this? Seems a little extreme to me.

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    Default Swapping embryos based on gender

    I don’t like it. What are the repercussions if the girl embryo sticks and the other couple are gifted with a daughter but the male embryo you received was a dud. Emotionally, I could never do it. But then again after our infertility issues I don’t think I could ever give away one of our ‘babies’. Too much heartache to get to that point.

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    Agreeing with you

    I mean they desperately want a boy and do they realise they won’t be related genetically. There are to many if/buts for me

    The embryo might not defrost properly and that’s the end. It may defrost then not take. If that was to and say the people that take the girl embryo and that family lives happily ever after I could and can see a lot of guilt and resentment Towards the family.

    One day both those embryo’s will grow up and will potentially learn they weren’t wanted because of their gender

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    I’m not quite sure what to think.

    I can’t get my head round the fact she wants to swap an embryo which is genetically hers. And I’m saddened she describes the female embryo as a “commodity”.

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    (I posted previously but realised I made an error. Amended post below)

    I'm feeling very judgmental right now, so forgive me.

    I think she desperately wants to have boys only and is using her son as an excuse. It's okay to have a preference in gender, but at least be honest and not hide behind excuses.

    She said her female embryo is a commodity. I cannot rationalise such a comment in my mind. Your children whether fully grown or a hatching embryo are not commodities!

    I actually hope she does go ahead with the swap. Why? Because I would hate for a young girl to grow up with a mother and father who look at her with disappointment simply because of her gender. No one should have to endure that.

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    You know when I had DD1 I adored her so much, I just wanted to clone her. When I got pregnant again I was hoping for another girl (would have still been happy with a boy). I did get another girl, and they are so different it’s hard to believe they’re related.

    I wonder if this happened, would she blame genetics and start to favour her genetic child? It’s a well known fact the second child is often the naughty one .

    It would be a questionable swap anyway given she’s had so many failed transfers. I would trade a good embryo for her questionable one.

    Look I often see article which are 7 boys and wanting a girl sort of thing. I always think well yeah after 7 you could probably justify gender disappointment!

    But agree reasons are just lame she’s given. Especially the house. I think she has psychological issues she needs to work through. What you want and what you get aren’t always the same thing

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    So basically she wants to swap a female embryo for a male one because her son wants a brother ? Pfft. How about being grateful for having embryos no matter the gender .. some women don’t even get as far as an embryo . So very sad .

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    She's willing to give up her female embryo which is genetically hers for a male one that isn't?! There's no guarantee that either will be successful anyway but what if her non biological one wasn't a success but her genetic one was??

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    This lady needs her head checked. I dont even know where to begin. Be grateful you have an embryo. The kid is not going to give two ****s if it has a brother or sister...so I call bull**** on that lame excuse. Swapping your own embryo for a different gender...crazy.

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    But you don’t understand!! They only have a two bedroom house!!

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