It’s In The Timing : The Star

by Dr Agilan Arjunan , Fertility Specialist & Gynaecology , KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)

 

“Some couples are not aware of their fertile period, in other words, the timing of their ovulation. This awareness can actually increase their chances of natural conception.

Read the full article here , published in Fit For Life , The Star :

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/03/30/its-in-the-timing/

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Debunking Myths About Infertility

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist , KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)

 

My views about myths surrounding male and female infertility.

Read it on The Star Online here :

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/03/30/of-sex-positions-food-and-getting-pregnant-doctors-say-the-only-way-to-truly-increase-chances-of-get/

 

Hope for New Year : 2018

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist , KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)

Published in The Star Newspaper ( Fit For Life) https://www.star2.com/health/2018/03/10/theres-always-hope/

“The time is always right to do what is right” , “ Time waits for no one” , “ It takes time to build a castle” .

There are many proverbs about time . One thing for sure, time does fly and it’s already 2018 !

Time can be your good friend or enemy. For those with family and children, it’s fun to watch your little ones grow.

For those who are in the midst of their parenthood journey , time can be their greatest fear with each passing year.

There are many couples who kept their hopes high and persisted in their journey towards parenthood. They did achieve their goal .

I’m going to share some spirit-lifting real patient’s journey which will inspire your own journey.

Vaginismus

Mr & Mrs Jacob (not their real name) walked into my consultation room sometime in the late 2016.

They were a bit hesitant when they walked into my room. They slowly took their seats . They looked at each other probably deciding ‘who’ and ‘how’ to start the conversation.

I broke the silence by greeting them first ,“ Good morning, how can I help you?”

“ Doc, we have been married for 7 years,” the husband started. “We have not got a child yet” .

“ Have you both done any fertility test?” I asked.

Both of them looked at each other. It took a few seconds before his wife finally started talking.

“ We have not managed to have sex since our marriage” his wife said with some difficulty.

“ Well, if that’s the main reason, then the treatment is very easy !” I said with enthusiasm.

I could see that they both couldn’t believe my reply. 

“Really, doc? We thought we had a major issue” said the wife.

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How To Reduce IVF Cost : Sin Chew Jit Poh

by Dr Agilan Arjunan , Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist, KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)

Learn how you can reduce your IVF / ICSI cost.

Apart from finding the right ( and best) fertility clinic and doctor, you can help yourself by preparing your body adequately to improve your IVF success .

You can read the full article here ( in Mandarin) http://easily.sinchew.com.my/node/1021/12%E5%8A%A9%E5%AD%95%E8%B4%B4%E7%A4%BA-%E9%99%8D%E8%AF%95%E7%AE%A1%E5%A9%B4%E6%B2%BB%E7%96%97%E8%B4%B9%E7%94%A8

Read in English herehttp://www.star2.com/family/children/2016/06/12/tips-to-reduce-the-cost-of-ivf/

 

One At a Time

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist, KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)

Conceiving a child and procreating is a natural human tendency. Many of us  are blessed with children . However, some couples do face obstacles in their journey towards parenthood.

Modern fertility treatment such as an in-vitro fertilisation ( IVF) has helped many couples to conceive. Current IVF technology had seen many advancements , thus achieving a higher pregnancy rate . IVF has also become safer for patients.

Common risks associated with an IVF procedure are ovarian hyperstimulation ( OHSS) and multiple pregnancy.

The risk of OHSS has reduced dramatically with the current IVF protocols. However, the risk of multiple pregnancy varies depending on several factors such as the age of the woman, quality of the embryo and number of embryo transferred into the womb. 

A well established IVF centre have their own medical guidelines pertaining to number of embryos to be transferred into the womb. Some countries have their own national guidelines which advises fertility specialists on number of embryos to be transferred based on patient and embryo factors.

Statistical probability points towards a higher pregnancy rate with increasing number of embryos transferred . In conclusion, the more embryos transferred into the womb, the higher the pregnancy rate.

So, why are IVF doctors concerned about the number of embryos transferred ?

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