Cross-post from the Hot Debates Board

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Cross-post from the Hot Debates Board
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Mon, 03-24-2008 - 4:38pm

I copied this over from the Hot Debates board.

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 03-24-2008 - 4:43pm
I feel their pain, but really no doctor could guarantee 100% that the IVF procedure they had would produce a girl. Frankly, if they were that concerned about not bringing a child into the world with this disorder, they should have adopted.

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Registered: 04-15-2006
Mon, 03-24-2008 - 5:08pm
I can see that this was a shock to them and in essence makes them change their life in a way that they were trying hard not to, but are the doctors and/or IFV clinic liable for this situation or is it a risk that they had discussed? I am surprised that they did not try to find out the baby's sex at the ultrasounds. Maybe they just couldn't tell due to the baby's position. Is hemophilia detectable by amnio or other tests? There are a few more questions that I wish were answered.
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Registered: 06-17-2007
Mon, 03-24-2008 - 5:12pm

Where's the commentary from the agency that performed the procedure? I don't even see that the publication sought them out for comment.

I don't know if the publication is just leaving a ton of stuff out or if this couple was just really, really inattentive. Did they ask the u/s tech if they could identify the gender? Did they get in writing from the agency that they would only implant female embryos? I have now ready four articles on the story and none of them got commentary from the agency.

Besides that, almost nothing is 100% certain. With access to the chromosomal makeup, the agency should have been able to confirm sex prior to transfer. But without their comment, we don't know precisely what happened.




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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2006
Mon, 03-24-2008 - 5:19pm

From what I understood they did have a couple (or few not sure the number) of utrasounds, but that no one told them they were having a boy.

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2004
Mon, 03-24-2008 - 6:38pm

assume

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-04-2008
Mon, 03-24-2008 - 11:24pm

I do not support selective IVF - for more reasons than I can point out.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-15-2006
Tue, 03-25-2008 - 10:40am

"I do not support selective IVF - for more reasons than I can point out.

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Registered: 02-04-2008
Tue, 03-25-2008 - 10:51am

It's funny that this thread was started - just this morning the news said that we are at a place in which we can go in and, thanks to the Genome Project, get tested to see what we are predisposed to, and start proactive treatment.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-15-2006
Tue, 03-25-2008 - 11:28am
So we agree on something else other than books and celebrity hotties ;)
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Registered: 02-04-2008
Tue, 03-25-2008 - 11:31am

LOL, yes!

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