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If you're considering traveling to the US for IVF with gender selection, this article will tell you everything you need to know about the process.

What is the process for patients traveling to the US for IVF with gender selection?

For patients who want to travel to the United States for in vitro fertilization (IVF) with gender selection, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, it is important to find a reputable fertility clinic that offers gender selection as a part of their IVF services. Once you have found a clinic, you will need to undergo a consultation with a fertility doctor to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you are a good candidate, the next step is to begin the IVF process.

During IVF, eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized with sperm in a laboratory. The fertilized eggs, or embryos, are then transferred to the uterus. The number of embryos transferred will depend on the age of the patient and other factors. If gender selection is desired, the embryos can be tested for gender before they are transferred.

After the embryos are transferred, the patient will need to wait a few weeks to find out if the IVF was successful. If the IVF was successful, the patient will become pregnant and will carry the baby to term. Gender selection is a safe and effective way to choose the gender of your child.

Daniel Potter, MD, FACOG. HRC Fertility: So, for patients that are coming from outside the United States, we will contact them initially either via telephone consultation or a Skype consultation. We will then monitor; we’ll arrange for them to have local monitoring, typically in the country of origin, and then they will have to come to the United States, usually for about 12 days.

When they arrive, the day after their arrival they’ll have an ultrasound and then we will take the eggs out, usually two days after that initial ultrasound. And from the time we take the eggs out until we’re transferring them, it will be six days later. So, they have some time to hang around and a lot of them will take that opportunity to travel.

Patients from overseas are able to return to their home country two to three days after the embryo transfer and then have pregnancy tests, any follow-up pregnancy care done in their home country and we will monitor that remotely; their doctor here in the United States will and make any changes or decisions that are necessary.

What we do, is we help people have healthy babies, you know, to, you know, happy intact families that want to expand and that’s what our main purpose is for gender selection.