ok here goes,
i have a happy healthy family that include 3 boys and i conceived my daugher directly after a second mc so she was a totla suprise. i have had about 3 clear mc's in the past that is 6-8 weeks, and a couple of chemicals on the way too. i always wondered why even if i planned a pregnancy right to the moment of O, and beyond it always ended up in a failure. i concieved my sons by chance and usually after several attmepts with high risk of mc due to beleeing in early pregnacy with all of them. i have always been ok on the pill the moment i would come off my cycles would go haywire. i finally had myself tested and it has been found i suffer form PCOS. i am now nearing 40, about 3 years away and i have managed to convince my husband for my final baby which i am sure you understand i would like to be a girl. obviously my fear is that i cannot take risks again now due to genetic disorders increasing with my age, the fact i got pcos and the bottom line being my husband only sees the point of my desire for a last child would be it were a sister for my daughter who is now 3.
i was over the moon when he told me that he rather pay and go down the high tech way to ensure for a girl rather than risking a boy or me having miscarriages and failed riksed attempts.
so here i am sat at my comp and he told me that next year could be our year to try and i should get researching. but i have NO IDEA where to begin. ideally i would like to get the procedure done in atlanta as it is there where he goes to work ( we are from the UK and he is based there couple of weeks every year). but reading the website for the clinic there it seems they only provide PGD for other purposes than gender selection.
we may choose to go to california as i can see there seems to be a clinic there who undertakes this procedure for gender selection as well.
so here are my questions,
1 - which clinic in california is the highly recommended clinic for this procedure with a good rep and high success rate and who is the doctor?
2 - what should i do from now prior to this procedure to prepare my body for better results esp if i have PCOS.
3 - becasue coming and going to the US wouldnt be feasable for us with 4 kids priro to the procedure how do they prepare us for it, are there any protocols to follow and can i get a consultation prior to the proecedure over the phone or do i need to be there. will they send me suppliments tp prepare my body for the procedure?
4 -- how long does the actual procedure take place. my children have 6 week holiday. i am willing to go for slightly longer but once done do i need to keep going back esp if i did fall pregnant?
4- do we have more than 1 attempt if our first attempt fails for the cost paid. is there a number of attepts possible with the initial payment included?
5 - and do people with PCOS have less of a chance with this procedure? are there methods and supplements to help those with PCOS to improve the succes of PGD for people with PCOS?
6 - what is the time line fromthe initial consultation of the procedure to say if you were successful in the first attempt.
7. any other clinics in the US that have a high success rate in this procedure and what are the costs involved. i know it is different everywhere. a figure of how much it would cost would be great!
8. anyone who knows a reputable clinic in europe is welcome to fill me in on that as well. i hear there is one in cyprus. what is the name and who is the doctor and anyone who has done successful PGD feel free to message me to let me know where and with whom you have carried out this procedure.
THANK YOU EVER so much.,...this is life long dream for me. having a daughter and being able to give jher sister as well.