The Silverman Method
The Silverman Method involves In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). I further enhance this technique with the additional benefit of Gsmart, my exclusive gender selection method.
The Silverman Method consists of 7 steps.
1. Ovulation stimulation and monitoring. I monitor the ovarian stimulation with blood tests and sonograms in order to measure the response to hormonal stimulation.
2. Egg collection. The eggs are collected under anesthesia by transvaginal needle aspiration.
3. Sperm separation. I use the Ericsson Method to select sperm of the chosen gender. This further increases the chances for a successful gender choice.
4. Fertilization. The eggs are fertilized in the laboratory with sperm of the chosen gender.
5. PGD. A single cell is removed from the embryo, and sent to a special lab to determination the sex of the embryo, and to check for chromosomal abnormalities.
6. Embryo freeze. Normal embryos of the selected sex are frozen for transfer in a subsequent cycle.
7. TEAS Transcutaneous Electrical Acupoint Stimulation. I place electrodes at selected acupoint locations to stimulate blood flow to the uterus and ovaries. I perform TEAS the day before embryo transfer, and immediately after. In a study published in “Fertility and Sterility” researchers concluded that the use of TEAS significantly increased pregnancy rate for women who underwent embryo transfer.
8. Embryo transfer. The embryo is thawed and transferred to the uterus using an embryo transfer catheter under sonogram guidance.