GENDER selection is a controversial treatment that allows parents to choose the sex of their unborn kids. But how does the therapy work, is it expensive, and is it legal in the UK? Here's what you need to know... What is gender selection and how does it work? Gender selection is a medical procedure called Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). It's essentially a screening which allows IVF embryos to be tested for gender-related genetic conditions, before being placed in the womb. The main aim of the test is to make sure only the healthiest embryos are implanted into the mum's womb. It's normally only used for women who have had multiple miscarriages, failed past IVF cycles or are over the age of 35. But if the test reveals there are healthy embryos of both genders - parents can, in theory, pick which gender they would prefer.Is gender selection legal in the UK? No, gender selection is illegal in the UK - although it is not banned in the States, where Chrissy Teigen and John Legend … [Read more...] about How does gender selection work is it legal in the UK and is it the same as early foetus gender identification?
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It was when Mark Williams saw the surgical instruments on the operating table, and the look of panic on his wife's face, that the terror took hold. "When I heard the word 'emergency', I feared the worst. The doctors sounded anxious, which made me feel anxious. I thought Michelle and my unborn child were both going to die." The operation was an emergency caesarean section, a procedure performed in hospitals up and down the country every week, but the couple, from the valleys of Bridgend, who had been happily married for a year and a half and were looking forward to becoming parents, were totally unprepared for the knock-on effect it would have on them. Thankfully, Mark's fears were not realised, and the couple were handed their beautiful baby boy. But, almost immediately, Michelle found depression clawing away at any feelings of happiness. The malaise was unrelenting. At her lowest point, she considered taking her own life and had to be taken to a crisis centre. It was to be … [Read more...] about Male postnatal depression: are we doing enough to help dads?
HELEN Flanagan has given birth to her second child with fiancee and Celtic star Scott Sinclair. Here is the latest on the Corrie actress' new baby girl and her pregnancy. When did Helen Flanagan have her second baby? Helen revealed her pregnancy during an interview with OK! magazine in December 2017. When the Corrie star announced her pregnancy, she said she was suffering from severe morning sickness like Kate Middleton. She said: “I have just been really poorly. I couldn’t go into work and do any filming. I had hyperemesis gravidarum; it lasted for five weeks. “It doesn’t sound like a long time but I was just so ill. Luckily it cleared up at ten weeks. I know some women have a horrific time and end up in hospital for nine months, so I was lucky, but it was horrendous." On June 22 she and Sinclair revealed Helen had given birth to a baby girl - posting several Instagram pictures of them with their new arrival. Did Helen Flanagan have a boy or a … [Read more...] about When did Helen Flanagan have her baby girl, what have she and fiancee Scott Sinclair named her and how many children does she have?
Gender reveal parties are becoming more and more popular with lots of expectant parents choosing to find out the sex of their unborn child with their nearest and dearest. But one woman was left heartbroken when her friends failed to turn up to her celebration. The 20-year-old woman, who is 17 weeks pregnant, invited 11 people to the party and planned a nice afternoon with a buffet and decorations. However hours after it was due to start she was still waiting for people turn up and she ended up in floods of tears. Writing on the parenting website NetMums , she said: "So I'm 20 and I’m 17 weeks, I hosted a gender reveal at the weekend and was expecting around 11 guests (after cancellations), it was only at my house and I invited people that I feel genuinely close to. "It got to the starting time (3pm) and my friend who helped me prep and clean my house were eagerly waiting for people to show, at 3.30 my other friend who already knows the gender (so both of them knew already) … [Read more...] about Pregnant woman in floods of tears after nobody turns up to gender reveal party
MUM-TO-BE Joni Reinkemeyer, 22, and her boyfriend Chris Skain, 28, from Jefferson City, Missouri, USA, were thrilled when they found out they were becoming parents. But 19 weeks into her pregnancy Joni was given the heartbreaking news that her baby boy was seriously ill. She was stunned when doctors suggested opening her up, operating on him – and then putting him back in her womb for ten weeks. Here, Joni, shares her remarkable story of how her little boy was born TWICE... I was so excited for my 19-week scan. My boyfriend Chris and I were going to find out the gender of our baby. Chris had taken time off work so we could go to the appointment together. We had even planned a gender reveal party for our friends and family on the weekend. At the doctor’s office, I lay on the bed as the technician passed the ultrasound over my stomach. I held Chris’s hand, and couldn’t stop smiling. I had always wanted three or four children, and although this pregnancy … [Read more...] about My baby was born TWICE after surgeons operated on him and then put him back in my womb for 10 weeks