Infertility is not uncommon in Singapore. If you’re dealing with infertility issues, you’re definitely not alone. Fortunately, science and nature have both given us many aids to help find solutions to infertility issues. Just read on for advice about common fertility issues such as PCOS and endometriosis, fertility treatments like IVF and IUI (intrauterine insemination). If you have been struggling with infertility for years, perhaps adoption is your answer. We provide you with medical information on how to deal with infertility and what steps to take if you choose adoption in Singapore.
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Recent studies show that being underweight and infertility could be linked. Hormonal health and normal ovulation require a fine balance. According to research, this balance can be disturbed by weight issues.
What is preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and how can it help parents undergoing IVF? Dr. Ann Tan answers our questions about this subject.
Women who do night shifts have an 80% chance of suffering from fertility problems, miscarriage or menstrual disruption, say experts. Read more about the study and its findings.
Deciding to try IVF in order to get pregnant is a hard decision, filled with a mixture of worry and anticipation. Don't rush into it. Make sure you do your research. Here are some helpful tips on finding an IVF clinic in Singapore.
A recent study proved that yoga can enhance your fertility. Certain poses can actually help you get pregnant. Here, we list four poses that you and your partner could do together when trying to conceive.
Does penis size really affect fertility? Can eating spicy food help get you pregnant faster? We look at the top ten fertility myths out there, and here's what we found out.
Some couples find conceiving naturally difficult. There are many options to explore. We look at Infertility in Singapore. Explore ICSI and IVF treatments that are available to Singaporeans.
The study looked at pregnancy rates after using the ICSI procedure. One group used fresh sperm, while another used frozen sperm for IVF treatments. The results showed that there was no statistically significant difference of delivery rate between the two groups.
A miscarriage can be a very painful event, whether it happens early or late during pregnancy. It can affect you physically, mentally and emotionally. You may be eager to try to conceive right away after a miscarriage. But can miscarriage affect your chances to conceive?
Recent concerns about HPV vaccine and infertility have risen. A 16 year old Australian girl entered early menopause after receiving the Gardasil vaccine. As her periods completely ceased, the girl asked for medical advice. She was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure and she will not be able to conceive. There were no other medical reasons or family history, so the only link was to the HPV vaccination.
Dysmenorrhea can be linked to fertility issues, depending on what's causing it. There are a number of health conditions that can lead to painful menstrual cramps, such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease and uterine fibroids.
Amenorrhea can be caused by many different factors and conditions. It can greatly affect a woman's chance of conceiving. There are many treatment options depending on the cause. Your doctor can rule out a possible pregnancy and can advise which treatment is best.
The link between stress and decreased odds of conception is not new. But experts say that stress is rarely the culprit for delayed conception.
A miscarriage is a devastating experience of loss. A woman's deep sense of grief is compounded exponentially when loved ones feel unable to help her cope. Feelings of emptiness, longing, sadness, loneliness, and confusion following a miscarriage are much more difficult to navigate when a woman feels alone in her suffering. As with many painful experiences in life, perhaps the best we can take from our sorrows is what we learn by moving through them.…
You and your wife have entered what feels like the longest journey of your lives and it's important to support your wife during IVF. Tests, treatments and the two-week wait that comes with IVF. It's no wonder that she's feeling down. Most people coping with infertility feel frustrated or helpless at one time or another. And the treatments can be a real emotional roller coaster themselves, which only add to the stress. Here are some…
Science and medicine have come far in creating methods to help women with fertility problems maintain hope for conceiving a baby. A frozen embryo transfer is one of the newest techniques being used in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) today, and it has shown great potential to improve the odds of successful pregnancy. Recent scientific studies seem to suggest that there are a lot of benefits to a frozen embryo transfer, including higher pregnancy rates and fewer…
You may read our earlier article on adopting a baby in Singapore, and how to go about it. However, there are different rules and regulations for different countries, so If you’ve decided that you would like to adopt a baby from China, you should be aware of what's different. China has an adoption agreement with Singapore that uses a different process. In order to adopt a child from China, you'll need to follow the steps…
Adopting a baby is common in Singapore and easier than you may think. Perhaps you’ve had no success with IVF, or maybe you’ve always just thought of adopting a child who needs a home. The good news is that in baby-scarce Singapore, you have resources to support you in the process of adopting, which include help from the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and various non-profit organisations. Find out more below about whether…
If you’ve been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or suspect you have it, you’re not alone. PCOS, which refers to a hormonal imbalance that causes cysts in the ovaries, affects one in 10 women. It is the most common hormone-related problem experienced by women of reproductive age. Many women wonder if there's a negative relationship between PCOS and fertility, but it's rarely that simple. Here is some information about the condition and how it…
IUI, or intrauterine insemination, is an assisted reproduction technique. It is performed by opening the vagina with a speculum and inserting a soft, thin flexible tube through the neck of the womb (cervix) and injecting processed semen directly into the cavity of the womb. The whole process is fairly painless and takes a few minutes to perform. After the semen is injected, the patient rests for about 20-30 minutes.
The semen sample has to be…
Are you experiencing painful sex? Could you have Vaginismus? Do you have pain during intercourse? Read about this Singaporean married woman who solved it
Even doctors around the world are divided on the issue of surrogacy. Some feel that adoption should be the way to go for couples who are unable to conceive, while others even take it to another realm, and believe it should be an option for even gay couples.
When couples have been trying to get pregnant for a while with no success, they often look for other routes. In today's advanced age, medical technology has gone far to allow for solutions for many so they can conceive. Two of those solutions are and superovulation and intrauterine insemination.
What are they?
Superovulation (SO) is the use of fertility drugs to stimulate two to three ovarian eggs and bring them to maturation so chances of conception are…
Infertility is definitely a worrying problem. In Singapore, about 15% of couples do not get pregnant successfully within 12 months of trying to conceive. If you are one of the 15% of Singaporeans who have trouble conceiving, you might want to alter your diet to increase your chances says one nutritionist.
According to the author of the Fertility Diet, Sarah Dobbyn, peas are the enemy of women trying to conceive. She also suggests that eggs, fruit juices,…
Having double or single embryo transfers have long been a contentious issue. A Swedish study reveals that twin pregnancies through IVF are riskier. Read on to find out more about this intriguing find from the Swedish researchers.
Couples who have resorted to in vitro fertilization (IVF) due to infertility problems often opt for double embryo transfers rather than single embryo transfers. The common logic underlying such a decision is often because patients want to increase their chances of…