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IVF - did you/are you having boy or girl?

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VillageFete Wed 17-May-17 09:54:34


I have secondary infertility and after 3 years ttc naturally we are now hoping to move on to IVF. We have a beautiful almost 8 year old DD (natural conception) and my DP is getting carried away with himself saying IVF (without ICSI) is more likely to produce boys, and how exciting it will be for him to experience having a son etc.. hmm I would like to think it's all genuinely down to chance and we'll have a wonderful surprise at the end (if it works)

Just out of interest, if you had standard IVF, did you have a girl or boy? What day was your transfer?

eurochick Wed 17-May-17 09:58:12


There is a suggestion that boy embryos are faster growing and so clinics might put these back as they look like better developers where they have multiple embryos to choose from. I know plenty of folk with ivf girls though.

VillageFete Wed 17-May-17 10:00:02

Thanks for replying. Did you not have ICSI?

Ripasso Wed 17-May-17 10:19:27

We had ICSI and I am 25 weeks pregnant with a baby boy. We are delighted to have had a successful cycle as it is a gruelling process. The chance of having a boy with ivf may be higher but there is still the chance of having a girl so you will still have a surprise if successful. Good luck.

katiegg Wed 17-May-17 10:28:52

I didn't have IVF myself, but of the four couples i know who have had IVF, all have had girls (six babies between the four couples).

Good luck to you.

Teakind Wed 17-May-17 10:43:07

I know someone with twin girls (non identical), a boy and a girl and three with boys (one of which was ICSI). I'm currently pregnant with my IMSI baby but don't know what it is yet : )

Ilovewillow Wed 17-May-17 11:12:04

We had IVF for our first who was a girl and FET for our second and he's a boy!

Gribbie Wed 17-May-17 11:14:35

ICSI - one of each 😊

NotAnotherUserName5 Wed 17-May-17 11:23:24

Not me, but my friend has ivf and had a boy.

Good luck flowers

blue2014 Wed 17-May-17 11:30:37

Icsi - boy

Bear2014 Wed 17-May-17 12:09:48

We have an IVF (not ICSI) girl and currently pregnant with a boy. We probably know more boys born through IVF, including 3 sets of boy twins, but also some girl twins and plenty of other girls. I wouldn't get too carried away!

Bear2014 Wed 17-May-17 12:10:47

Ours were both day 5 transfer, one fresh and one FET.

Naughty1205 Wed 17-May-17 12:17:10

We have a boy and a girl both from IVF not ICSI

GirlcalledJames Wed 17-May-17 12:59:47

It's only a very slightly increased ratio of boys to girls, not a guarantee!

Lemondrop99 Wed 17-May-17 18:12:24

I know two couples who had IVF and both had girls

bumpsadaisy11 Wed 17-May-17 18:18:04

I had ivf with icsi & had a beautiful little boy smile

RainbowChasing Wed 17-May-17 18:46:46

Well we're not finding out the sex with our IVF baby, but I know many couples who have had IVF and most have had girls. The ratio is probably around two thirds girls, one third boys based on these couples.

kizzle Wed 17-May-17 20:52:01

I'm currently 29 weeks pregnant with an ivf baby, but kept the sex a surprise. I will let you know in around 11 weeks!
I have 2 friends with ivf baby boys though.

CaipirinhasAllRound Wed 17-May-17 21:44:50


TipBoov Wed 17-May-17 21:51:24

One of each! Both were from the same cycle, but DD was frozen for a few years.

ilovewelshrarebit123 Wed 17-May-17 22:12:47

I have a 9 year old girl through ICSI.

Good luck with your treatment!

VillageFete Thu 18-May-17 11:18:14

Thank you all for taking the time to reply. I've told him to calm down! To be honest i'd be happy with an alien after all this heartache of secondary infertility. It's just nice to know it's not massively skewed and there's an (almost) equal chance of either.

Kizzle Congratulations! You're having a girl, aren't you? wink Hope it all goes well for you. x

kizzle Thu 18-May-17 12:20:05

It's 50/50% with anything in my opinion ☺️.
& thank you, but we aren't sure on the sex of the baby. Wanted to keep it a surprise - we've waited 4 years to get where we are so the added surprise of not knowing the sex until it's born is a bonus! ☺️

numberseven Thu 18-May-17 15:57:51

ICSI (FET), currently 29 weeks pregnant with a boy.

My friends who did IVF had:
- girl twins
- boy twins
- boy / girl twins
- girl
- girl
- girl

eurochick Thu 18-May-17 20:57:56

Mine wasn't icsi, just straight ivf.

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