The Fertility Center of Las Vegas

Gender Selection and Chrissy Teigen’s Fertility Treatments

Often times couples or individuals have difficulties conceiving a baby and need help from professionals and specialists to start their family. Depending on your situation and diagnosis, certain fertility treatments could be more beneficial than others to achieving a pregnancy. In Vitro Fertilization is a way to give many people facing infertility the chance to have their own baby and start or extend their family. Celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are an excellent example of a couple who achieved a pregnancy through in vitro fertilization.

Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend have been open about their journey through infertility and the long process it took to starting their family. Late in 2015, the couple announced Teigan’s pregnancy that resulted from in vitro fertilization.

Excited about the pregnancy, Chrissy went to Twitter to announce the big news. While she was met with many congratulations and praise, some saw her gender selection choice of a baby girl as negative.

Because in vitro fertilization involves fertilizing the egg in the laboratory, preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) is an option for all embryos successfully fertilized. PGS allows you to examine the embryo at a genetic level to determine any abnormalities or genetic disorders that may be present. Because of the ability to examine genetic materials and chromosomal features, fertility specialists can determine the sex of the embryo before implantation.

Many couples choose one gender over another at the time of implantation for many reasons. Some medical disorders are gender specific, and by utilizing preimplantation genetic screening, you avoid passing on those traits to your children. Another reason is gender balancing. If you have two or three of one gender, PGS is a way to help balance out your family and ensure you get the opposite gender.

There is no way to create a gender in an embryo. Our fertility specialists only observe the existing gender before implantation and the couple or individual can choose to only implant a certain gender.

Through our modern procedures, The Fertility Center of Las Vegas is able to provide advanced services such as embryo adoption, embryo donations and egg freezing. If you’re interested in fertility treatments in the Las Vegas area, learn more by calling us at 702-254-1777 or by visiting

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