Stephen and Ayesha Curry relax on vacation in St. Tropez

More and more parents are opting for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to guarantee their baby's sex will be a boy or a girl.

In the past, parents typically went through the IVF process because they were infertile and wanted to have children. But recent studies show more parents are opting for IVF to guarantee the sex or eye color of their babies.

Certain celebrities are paying upwards of $30K for each IVF procedure to guarantee their babies are twins or -- if they already have girls -- to guarantee that their next child will be a boy.

“It was my dream,” Janine Tardibuono told NJ 101.5 about paying $25K to guarantee her third child would finally be a girl. “And now I have her.”

Tardibuono and her husband, who have two boys, had the IVF procedure done at North Hudson IVF in Englewood Cliffs. Doctors there screened the couple's 5 embryos and determined that one of the fertilized eggs was a female.

The female embryo was implanted in Janine's uterus, and the couple's healthy daughter, Gianna Rosalia, was born 9 months later.

Dr. Jane Miller, medical director at North Hudson IVF, refers to paying to select the sex of babies as “family balancing.” She says the safety of the technology has led to an increase in the number of couples who choose the sex of their children.

“There’s been so much good, solid science that’s progressed what we can do in the embryo lab,” Dr. Miller told NJ 101.5, adding that she often works with parents from cultures who “value male children.”

Janine Tardibuono admitted their families criticized them for not "playing along with God's plan."

“But then my point was that God created these doctors and these people that do the lab work,” she said. “So if God created them, then their work is good.”

She said she and her husband would not have attempted to have a third child if they could not choose the baby's sex.

Photos: BACKGRID USA, formerly AKM-GSI

  • tintin

    i find that the IVF babies come out looking a little weird and seem a little off. God forgive me.

  • SayWhatNow?

    Pay for a girl and end up with a dike.

  • Guess Who

    Are you serious? I never noticed that. Do they all have a similar weird look to them? You know like how you can tell someone has Downs Syndrome....is it the same with a test tube baby?

  • Guess Who

    SAY WHAT? lol

  • Yoni7

    When you start fukkin with what NATURE intended, it NEVER goes the way YOU planned.

  • imright

    im all for picking the sex of ur baby. i’m going to look in to it for myself ?

  • tintin

    google celebrities that did IVF, you'll see a few of their kids.although many of them are cute, there are some features that make them seem off.

  • shell

    The American Journal of public health published a story that there was a California study showing half of IVF babies had Autism, especially if there were twins or more implanted.

  • Ghost

    A baby should be a blessing no matter what the sex is..folks are doing to much with this Frankenstein crap! Be careful what you wish for....

  • Phillybruh

    Just did this, found out of the four remaining eggs we have left two of them are female. It wasn't 25k though.

  • Phillybruh

    LoL..huh

  • Phillybruh

    You wouldn't know a baby born via IVF if it was sitting next too you, most parents don't share that.

  • tintin

    i didn't know this. and then maybe that why when i see pics of ivf babies they do have that look , my nephew has autism not due to ivf but yes there's a certain look to their face.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    WOW!
    This is incredible and scary at the same time.
    It is a Blessing & a curse.
    May these types of children come out & remain healthy.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Is that above normal?

  • shell

    Yes

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Really? Was it painful? How soon do you have to use them? They can not guarantee they egg & sperm will "mate", correct?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Really?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Interesting.

  • Phillybruh

    The eggs are already fertilized and are mature and healthy Embryo's. We just had them Frozen until we decided if we wanted to have more kids. The partner and I don't, but the friend who is the mother to our two boys, does.

  • Kanyade

    “But then my point was that God created these doctors and these people
    that do the lab work,” she said. “So if God created them, then their
    work is good.”
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  • MsPam

    Let them tell Jehovah god that on judgement day!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe
  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    LMAO

  • Quitedeliteful

    Okay... so this doesn't seem as bad as it sounds -- you get to choose the embryo that you want implanted into your womb. I thought they were really on some sci-fi stuff...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Snicker...

  • WutizstillHERE!

    The down side of this is the other babies are terminated. SMH..They have to grow the baby to the point of determination so there was 4 other lives that didn't make it because they wanted to play God...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Uh-Oh... Maybe this will make parents think twice... (gonna go research this...)

  • Lovely1

    More power to them. Glad to see that, on the contrary, Kobe didn't go this route...(yet. Vanessa is still able to reproduce). At any rate, I pray the baby is healthy and can play ball like his daddy. lol

  • Phillybruh

    No they don't.

  • shell

    There are also studies linking autism and other disorders to paternal age. Fathers over the age of 45 having higher rate of autistic and schizophrenic offspring. So, it maybe a combination of parents wanting longer to have children and ART's: Assisted Reproduction Technology.

  • hottlanta

    Yep those old Twilight Zone episodes are coming into light. Kinna scary.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I read this headline about this lady who is pregnant with her 13th and has twelve boys.

    I guess should have tried IVF earlier.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Listen people... God is the creator of life he put in place a natural way to produce, the devil can only corrupt the system. The whole god made people argument is not a factor because God gave us people something that he didn't give angels..its called free will. So these very people God created have a choice of doing good or evil. So to use Gods natural system selfishly is evil in my opinion. What is selfish and what is not when it comes to this?
    A woman who can't produce gets IVF and has all her eggs implanted in hopes of them coming to term..I think that is unselfish she wants a child but is giving all her babies a chance at life.
    A woman who has kids but want a designer kid so she harvest 5 eggs have them fertilized wait until they are human enough to determine gender only implants that one and the others are terminated. SELFISH..

  • WutizstillHERE!

    No they don't what.. you can't determine a sex until they are embryos..what do they do with those after they get what they want? Keep them forever frozen? Tell me Mr Expert please..

  • Phillybruh

    They determined the sex of ours after they were fertilized and before they were implanted. We just opted not to know back then, But they determine the sex of the embryos before hand because they implant an equal number. 2 and 2. Most couples end up using the eggs they have because although the news likes to tell you happy stories most couples have to go through this several times. We were most likely going to donate our remaining embryos as most people do.

  • Kemi

    Let this couple enjoy their happy moment! Being able to have children is a blessing regardless how they did it! I wish them a healthy baby & life together

  • Ant Hill

    are you this dumb in real life?

  • TawnyDelux

    Mariah Carey's son gives off those vibes.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    But they were fertilized and so they were embryos period. If all of them were not implanted that were fertilized where do you think they went?

    Thawing without donating

    Some couples find
    themselves unable to escape the shadows of infertility without allowing
    their embryos to pass on naturally and with respect. Lyerly knows of a
    few women who've found a doctor willing to perform a "compassionate
    transfer," implanting the embryos into the woman at a time pregnancy
    is unlikely -- envisioning it as a way to return the embryos to their
    keeping. Other couples want to perform a ceremony of some sort during
    the thawing and disposal to show their reverence.

    Unless YOU and Your partner implanted all the babies..they are either frozen indefinitely or thawed and left to die. Stop skirting the facts to make it seem glorious and sweet. the fact are facts. Now I don't knock people who are struggling with having babies, I struggle with the ones who do the whole designer shit where they fertilize a bunch of eggs have them mature to embryo state which is at that point a living person choose who lives or dies and don't have a conscious about it..

  • CaramelDrop

    Rotflmao!!!!!!!!!

  • Kim from Manhattan

    And you don’t need even have a profile pic. You’re a fraud.

  • Kim from Manhattan

    Ok Missing Cleo. Boom.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Absolutely!!!

  • Kim from Manhattan

    Your face looks like a clown ?

  • Phillybruh

    Who is signing up for a compassionate transfer? What dr. would perform that. Who is going to have a ceremony for what is basically cells that cannot survive on its own. I don't agree with the designer baby that's a bit much, but if you have five girls and you want a boy there is no harm.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    ROFLHARD.. I think we as humans take shit tooo far. While I do feel anyone who want to be a mom should have the opportunity,I don't think this whole designer baby shit is a good idea at all.. this is scary..soon they will be tampering with our very dna walk in the clinic like "Um Ill take the number 2 please the light skinned grey eyes good at math package please.."

  • Phillybruh

    Please, the second they can remove the gay gene from embryos the holy rolling coloreds will be front and center!

  • free

    pretty much. my truth is i would need one with hair i ain't got to wrestle and body slam every morning before school and that doesn't come back looking like a lions mane after school.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    So you think its just cells..at what week do they implant the embryo?
    Did you know at week 5 the cells you refer to have a heartbeat? At any rate when you fertilize an egg with the prospect of being a human those cells are human and if they were given the opportunity to grow like they should would be a fully realized human. It is only cells when the egg and sperm are not mixed. but life begins at conception or else it wouldn't grow.. nothing dead multiplies and develops..

  • WutizstillHERE!

    ROFL HARD.. I need one who is a straight A kid who loves to clean their room, get mad scholarships so I don't have to pay for shit when they hit college or is a genius that will be rich by 18.. LOL

  • Phillybruh

    Did you know they are implanted within a week of fertilization?

  • Yoni7

    B!TCH WHO ARE YOU???????!!!!!! I suppose THAT'S YOU in your pic? Da fukk?!! You don't want it with me. TRUST AND BELIEVE!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    There is no gay gene..but I bet there would be a lot less of us chocolate people walking around if it was a choice..

  • JV

    I think, for whatever reason, people have a preference for boys and that could cause problems. Look at China.

  • Phillybruh

    Whatever you say.

  • Shame

    They stay trying to play God. God have his reasons for everything. He don’t bless no mess. Rapper Foxy Brown chose Ivf so that she would have a light skin light eyed baby girl last year.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Children of the Corn

  • WutizstillHERE!

    No because according to Web MD its minimum 3-5 days.
    After that, your eggs are fertilized with sperm in a petri dish. Three
    to five days later, your doctor places the fertilized eggs – now embryos
    – in your uterus by inserting a thin tube through your vagina and
    cervix (the opening to the uterus). The number of embryos inserted
    depends on your age, the quality of the embryos, and your reproductive
    history.

    And if you want a designer baby they take a cell from that 3-5 day old embryo to determine the possible sex so that baby waits longer to be implanted. Crazy thing is..how do they know which cell isn't a cell that supposed to function a certain way within the body and they just took it out?

    Either way you start a life and end it. Again Im not knocking those women who deserve to be moms and want to be. It is the nature of the process..

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    No she should have stopped LOL

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Can I ask why you chose the boys?

  • Phillybruh

    3-5 days is within a week. But I'm simply going by my experience and not WEB MD. I'm going by what the specialist told us and not WEB MD.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very rue about the age part. I know of a man who was about 54 when he had is daughter and something is definitely wrong with her -- she's legally blind,cock-eyed and not too smart...

  • Phillybruh

    We didn't choose the boys they implanted 4 eggs the first time and one took, and two the 2 nd time and one took and this time. She has wanted another baby for about a year now, and she is in a position to do, she wanted to know if their were any female embryos.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Oh I see. Congrats! I am a boy mom so I know how awesome they are. I would love a girl but it may not be in the cards for me. But I am def blessed with the three boys I have!

  • Kim from Manhattan

    Mama you don’t ever want it wit me. Trust and believe.

  • Phillybruh

    She wasn't a full time mom to the boys but she was very involved. I think this is great for her. Its the reason why we didn't make any moves with the remaining eggs because we knew she would want and need to do it one day. And I guess we'll see when she gives birth who the daddy is..lol

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Oh Lawd, well that is your children potential sibling even if they aren't raised together. I wish her the best.

  • Phillybruh

    Her baby daddy is light skin and light eyed that could have went either way.

  • Phillybruh

    She will have a princess room at the house just as the boys have rooms at hers...lol

  • Kayke

    Not to mention that Foxy is Trinidadian....lots of mixtures.

  • Kayke

    They are fertilized in order to determine gender. Ones that are not used are indeed left to die or used as experiments. There is no way around that.
    Every one of them have potential viability and the only thing that stops that is not being the chosen one. They all die. Along with getting their "no harm" baby, they ABORT the rest. It's justified because the mother has no connection to her potential children in that petri dish.

  • Kayke

    Only time will tell. Let's check on said health baby in 10 yrs. Not too long ago we used to smoke in hospitals and didn't see that problem.

  • MythCalledLove

    Drive thru windows..Yes I'd like a number 5 and a number 3. Please drive around to the 2nd window please. This sounds like a Black Mirror episode. If you have not seen Black Mirror you need to. The sister of T'Challa (Black Panther) is in the last episode.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yes that is true but my guess is that they kept trying for a girl.

  • MythCalledLove

    I'm sorry but your comment just made me holla. My friend is forever saying "Web M.D. said..lol She has the app it has a symptom checker. She stays on that thing

  • Kayke

    Jlo's too.

  • Yoni7

    And I realized you are a troll. Let's party.

  • Kemi

    IVF could be used for infertility.. maybe she has been trying all these years unsuccessfully before she opt for IVF. If ppl only know struggles when it’s come to child bearing/ conception.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Steph and Ayesha look like brother and sister. Maybe that's why it's no sexual chemistry.

  • Kemi

    They have 2 beautiful children with another one the way.. I’m sure they have plenty sexual attraction.

  • Phillybruh

    You think Steph Curry or insert Celebrity who had these specially made fertilized eggs destroyed. They are nicely frozen just like everybody else who does this.

  • sunni_daze

    Huh, they making babies annually

  • sunni_daze

    And India

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    It's called being under the age of 30. You don't need a lot of sexual chemistry to pop out kids annually lol

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I don't see the sexual chemistry. And having kids doesn't mean it's there, it just means he ejaculated at one point.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    They don't look like they have any sexual chemistry. Now, Teyana and Iman look like they got it going on in the bedroom.

  • Solstice

    This sounds interesting!! Which network does it come on?

  • Phillybruh

    Black Mirror is on Netflix

  • Kemi

    Huh.! Nobody knows what’s going on in their bedroom. Not my business.

  • Solstice

    Thanks! I am going to check it out! ?

  • Guest

    Both located in Asia a very callous continent. Middle Eastern and Africans are the same way.

  • Guest

    Bingo. Just wait they will have to answer to the maker. We all got to answer to him but I refuse to have to answer for murdering a unborn baby. “The love of money is the root of all evil.”

    “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."

  • Guest

    They love to play God then hate to suffer the consequences of doing so. God know what he doing we don’t. Designer babies be all messed up with ADHD and more. Then they pump em up with medications which makes things worse. Adoption never hurt. You never know God plan.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    If your parents picked your sex you may have not been born.

  • Solstice

    Girl, sometimes these randoms just make me smdh. ? Like who tf are you and why the hell are you all up on my font…

  • Guest

    Thank you. Goes to show that at the end of the day it’s up to God. Whatever happened to praying and hoping for a child one then a healthy child two? Revelations fulfilling.

  • Kim from Manhattan

    First you got to get a default pic. I’m going to waste my precious time with a complete internet unknown. Byeeee

  • imright

    hey?????

  • Rachel B

    How do you know how Foxy Brown conceived?

  • Rachel B

    You have some ignorant people especially young urban people.

  • Rachel B

    As a Christian I partially agree with your statement. Depending on age a doctor will implant no more than 3 embryos in you. So the others are stored. Do you blame her for this or should she only pull enough eggs for implantation? The thing is in this medical process you don't know which eggs are viable enough for fertilization.

  • Kemi

    Yup... with all the information out you would think ppl know better.

  • Yoni7

    Yep, I'm an unknown for sure. teeheehee

  • sunni_daze

    So they also have a rape epidemic and game shows for women to choose men been the scale is so unbalanced gender wise

  • sunni_daze

    And its also way more to life than sexual chemistry.

  • Yoni7

    THIS! I don't bother folks. I say what I say and keep it movin'. This blog is my pass the day away saving grace and has been for YEARS! I come to crack jokes and move around. But then you have these miserable ass, uglass trolls that wouldn't step to you out in public. Like how can you be THAT fugged up you can't think of ONE positive thing to contribute anywhere in society.

  • pecancandy

    We know what it is fam, do not even waste your fonts.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    You should've used the couple you wrote about, Not The Currys for This article!!! Kind of misleading.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    They sho have enough for producing 3 babies!!!

  • TheOwley

    They have a problem with too many bachelors. All go into the service, they do nothing since their are not at war. They have crazy eyes for other Asian women since China aborts anything female.

  • Junkanoo

    Designer babies are now on deck welcome to the future.Why don't they do something useful like stop aging.What the world needs is an end to small dicks ,nothing under 8 inches or too skinny

  • TheOwley

    “But then my point was that God created these doctors and these people that do the lab work,” she said. “So if God created them, then their work is good. In other words, looking for absolution for messing around where you shouldn't. Sounds so weak it makes me laugh.

  • Lady_Elle

    I think they are affectionate. You can tell by the body language.

    They know cameras are snapping pics... they are clearly a couple that enjoy each other.

  • HTOWNPuffinBlockGameSoStrong

    Exactly, people going to hard about someone else sexual chemistry.
    Like for real?? Lol ?????

  • HTOWNPuffinBlockGameSoStrong

    Damn... lol! But damn...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. And it takes a lot more than sexual chemistry to make a good marriage. A lot of couples have sexual chemistry, but after the dopamine wears off, they're in divorce court 2-3 years after the wedding.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    How do we know they dont have sexual chemistry?

  • Sojourner’s Truth

    Do not attempt to play God. God been handling it for Centuries. God need no help.

  • Sojourner’s Truth

    It sure helps to have chemistry.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. A couple might be modest and conservative out in public, but get down like bunny-rabbits behind closed doors.

  • Marc Jacobe

    God put Doctors on earth to help people.

  • KcoolMuziq

    This is my opinion. I just don’t see it at all. Their like watching paint dry.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    That's what you consider affectionate....chillllle....

  • Kemi

    I wasn’t referring to them in particular just making a general statement.

  • Kemi

    Exactly lol

  • Kemi

    Lol not that deep right!

  • Mrs. S. Kidd
  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    People are usually in divorce court over finances. Let's not twist the facts to make a point here lol Sexual chemistry isn't everything but don't act like it doesn't matter. We cannot act like sex isn't important if we know the facts are that many married people are getting their sexual needs met outside the home.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Them producing babies does not equal sexual chemistry. That logic is tired and through. You can procreate with ZERO sexual chemistry. Slave women had babies with slave masters and they damn sure had no chemistry.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I dont disagree with that. I just dont see how people are on here saying (from a distance) that they dont have sexual chemistry with each other. We dont know how they get down behind closed doors.

  • tintin

    Forgive me. i laughed at cockeyed and not too smart ?????

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • Lady_Elle

    I meant to reply to the original poster (HTOWN...) :-)

  • Lady_Elle

    They look like they are friends... walking on the beach talking.
    My hubby & I may look the same depending on what we are talking about.

    Just comfortable / happy with each other. As a couple there are many roles you play with
    each other.

    Do they look like they just had sex... nah! :-)

  • Kemi

    Oh ok cool..

  • gail jones

    Or too damn soft

  • Cali

    This would be OK, if the other fertilized eggs were not Destroyed/Murdered and used as a science project. How could you even sleep knowing that You eliminated your own seed because it was the wrong sex? SMFH Oh yeah and a fertilized egg is a HUMAN you disgusting animals, your doctor's definitions of that human won't save you in the end.

  • Nathan Hastings

    People stay picking and choosing when to follow the "Word"

  • Cali

    You sexually deprived bitter b ytch. Clearly the sex they're having is better than the geriatric sex, you WISH you were having to make 50 million comment about their LACK of sexual chemistry. What are you lacking? Employment in the field you THINK being old qualifies you to speak on. Byeeeee

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And it could be strong chemistry.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I just think when you are making the decision to do this way be prepared for the whole process and those eventualities. Not everyone who has the procedure can afford to keep those eggs stored indefinitely so at one point they will be terminated. This is the reality of this. In nature there has been where multiple eggs are released and fertilized in the womb and not all survive and are reabsorbed but that was natural selection. This is a man who has 5 embryos all who should have the chance to live but he /she pull their choice. I again don't shame a woman for her desires but understand and dont pretend that there were other potential lives created during the process who now don't have a chance to come to completion.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Why are you so angry? lol Your paragraph long comment speaks volumes on which one of us is sexually deprived. And geriatric? lol You don't even know my age. I happen to write and speak like a mature adult but don't get it twisted darlin. This kitty still purrrrrsssss lmao

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    There's an aura about two people getting it in that you can see from a distance. People say all the time that Lisa Bonet and her husband, Jason Momoa, *look* like they are having good sex. I don't disagree with that assessment.

  • free

    d@mn, i forgot about that!

  • Cannelle

    Did you ever see that movie GATACA?

    Yea...

  • Gone Too Far

    Sheesh LOL

  • Traci404

    Right to Life until you get here. Then they take your health insurance away.