Chrissy Teigen Defends Choosing Baby’s Sex With IVF: John Legend ‘Deserves A Little Girl’

Chrissy Teigen chose to conceive a baby girl because her husband John Legend “deserves a little girl,” as reported by E! Online. Turns out, Teigen conceived a baby girl not by chance, the 30-year-old model chose the sex of her and Legend’s first child.

Chrissy Teigen was previously open about the couple’s fertility problems during her past interviews. The TV host announced her pregnancy in October, and then two months later she said that a baby girl is on the way.

In her interview with People published on Wednesday, Chrissy Teigen revealed that she was the one who made the decision to conceive a baby girl.

“Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl.'”

Chrissy Teigen, who co-hosts Lip Sync Battle with LL Cool J on Spike TV, added that she was “excited” and “allured” by the fact that her husband John Legend, the famous singer, would be “the best father” to a little girl. She also said that the mere thought of her seeing Legend with a baby girl excited her. And that’s why she made the decision to choose a girl.

Modern preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) allow parents to choose a baby’s sex. These procedures are usually offered by top fertility clinics along with their IVF treatments. However, there are those who find choosing a baby’s sex disturbing and wrong.

Chrissy Teigen encountered one of those opponents of such procedures on Twitter. One user tweeted to her, asking if she had chosen the hair and the eye color too, adding, “smh messing with the natural blessings from God,” to which the model responded that her “natural blessing from God was infertility.”

Another interesting part of such procedures is that they allow prospective parents to freeze the other embryo (in Chrissy Teigen’s case it was a baby boy) for future use. Teigen revealed in an interview that “a boy will come along.”

“We’ll get there too, so it’s not like we really have to pick. But [John] definitely is very lucky to have a little girl. And this girl is going to be so completely lucky to have John as her papa — it’s crazy!”

PGS and PGD procedures, offered at top IVF clinics, have raised ethical question around the world for years. Opponents of such procedures pushed the governments in such countries as the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and China to ban PGS and PGD.

Chrissy Teigen also took on Twitter to assure that she is not “mad” at anyone’s beliefs and that she doesn’t seek out people to criticize them on making bad decisions. The reasons she is so candid about the fact that she had conceived a baby girl not by chance, she explains by saying that she is surrounded by many open-minded people, which is why she forgot that this issue is controversial.

In other news, Chrissy Teigen accidentally put her cell phone number in her latest cookbook titled Cravings, which was released on Tuesday, according to New York Daily News.

Chrissy Teigen accidentally published her phone number in a photo featuring herself and her husband as well as their French bulldog. The dog’s collar included the engraved digits of her phone number and it read, “Call if lost.”

The 30-year-old later took to Twitter to announce the cookbook included her phone number, which could be seen on page 111 of the book. She also said that she had figured it out after “100 or so” calls. The number has since been disconnected.

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