Celebrity Moms: Chrissy Teigen Chose Baby's Gender During IVF, Says John Legend 'Deserves A Girl'

By Martha Ignacio, Parent Herald February 25, 08:00 pm
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Chrissy Teigen has been openly talking about the fertility issues she and her husband, John Legend, have been facing. The Sports Illustrated model even revealed that through her in vitro fertilization, she was able to pick out the sex of her first child.

"I've made this decision," Chrissy Teigen told People while talking about her new cookbook, "Cravings." "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.'"

 !!!!! I am finally holding this thing in my hands and I can't believe it is officially real! I actually feel like it's a movie prop or something. I'm so excited for you guys to see - I really really hope you love everything in it and find recipes to make for those you love for years to come...pot pie soup with crust crackers, Italian sausage meatloaf, cholula honey butter fried chicken, buttery scallops with the perfect sear, spicy black bean veggie chili, my herb and garlic goat cheese stuffed chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto ohhhhhhh there is so much I am excited about, this baby has so much love in it! I am so used to the Twitter and Instagram world that I can't even comprehend people actually coming out to my signings or events and seeing your actual human bodies and faces in person but know I will have so many around the release in many different cities and I will be so sick wondering if anyone will show up ahhhhhhh but I can't wait to see you all!! You can pre-order now but #CravingsCookbook is officially out February 23rd! Sorry so long, I have the energy of 1 3/4 people! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

A photo posted by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Jan 27, 2016 at 6:59pm PST

"I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl. That excited me," Teigen explained. "It excited me to see ... just the thought of seeing him with a little girl. I think he deserves a little girl. I think he deserve that bond." Apparently, Teigen has this notion that guys - especially John Legend himself - turn into someone different when they've become a father to a daughter. "How soft they get, how mushy, and excited they get. It's so cute," Chrissy shared.

Happy Valentine's Day, my babies A photo posted by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Feb 15, 2016 at 12:08am PST

Just because Chrissy chose a baby girl, though, doesn't mean they don't want a baby boy. In fact, Teigen even shared that they're planning to have a baby boy sometime in the future.

"A boy will come along. We'll get there too, so it's not like we really have to pick. But he definitely is 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," she continued.

According to E! News, choosing a baby's sex is possible through preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) or preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), which are optional "add-ons" fertility clinics offer with IVF treatments, although they have been the subject of controversy.

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