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How to choose the gender of your future child even before the beginning of pregnancy?

Are you a young healthy woman looking for the opportunity to balance and enlarge your family with a child of a certain gender?

Do you already have 2-3 children of the same gender and are afraid that your husband produces only male (or female) sperms?

You will be happy to find out then that there is an opportunity to choose the gender of your future child even before the beginning of pregnancy!

However, to find out the gender of your embryos at this pre-implantation stage and to then select the desirable gender is possible only in the lab with the help of PGS (preimplantation genetic screening). Hence access to your embryos outside the body is needed, which is possible through a well-established and routine IVF procedure. Also, unlike in natural conception IVF helps to produce several embryos which are necessary to have a good chance of finding the ones of desirable gender and to create your pregnancy. Unlike conceiving naturally, conceiving through IVF means the involvement of a doctor, daily medication, scans, blood tests and some medical procedures during the time frame of up to 2 weeks. The majority of these steps can be successfully completed at your home country with the help of our instructions and guidance.


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Different life stories, but the same dreams for a baby bring Ulrika from Norway and Willeke from Netherlands to St. Petersburg...

“Three times I went to Russia to pick up some eggs. Six embryos tested by PGS and one was good ))) This little embryo was born when I was 44 and the egg they used was from me when I was 43…”


“…When I left the clinic and walked down the Nevsky Prospect I knew I was pregnant — and the feeling was right! 9 month after her visit at the AVA Clinic Alexander was born!”

Ewa and Sten

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A blog — to help you on your journey to become parents!

Our patients tell their stories

  • Willeke and Mario from Netherlands come to AVA-Peter for egg donation treatment… Enjoy this touching and sincere documentary by Jorien van Nes