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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Fertility Forum : Men’s Health & Fatherhood

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

 

Journey towards parenthood is shared equally by both partners. At times, the problems encountered are not related to the women alone.

This public forum aims to understand and explore common health issues related to men in achieving parenthood.

We will share with you issues related to men’s health and how it can be solved.

We hope this will bring you closer to your dreams of holding your little one in your hands…

See you soon!

Recipe For Successful IVF : Video

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

 

Watch the interview video about how to optimise a couple’s IVF success rate . Click here.

Topics discussed are:

a) Pre IVF health optimisation

b) IVF Protocol and monitoring

c) ICSI

d) Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis ( PGS)

e) Frozen embryo transfer and blastocyst stage transfer

f) Uterine scratching

g) Intralipid infusion

 

Benefits of Frozen Embryo Transfer

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

Published in The Star , Fit For Life : http://www.star2.com/health/2017/09/18/frozen-embryo-transfer-in-ivf-offers-better-pregnancy-rates/

Artificial Reproductive Technology ( ART ) or specifically In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) , gave the world our first IVF baby in 1978. The birth of Louise Brown gave infertile couples a new hope towards parenthood .

Over the last 3 decades , IVF technology has evolved and advanced.

Ovarian stimulation has become safer and more patient-friendly . Fertility laboratory techniques has improved tremendously.

The most important breakthrough development in the fertility laboratory technique is the ability to freeze and thaw embryos successfully.

The original method of freezing and thawing the embryos is associated with higher embryo loss.

The current technique of embryo freezing known as vitrification has improved the embryo survival rate. In an established IVF laboratory, the survival rate of thawed embryos with vitrification technique is close to one hundred percent .

In 1984, the first baby via frozen embryo transfer (FET) was born. Since then , many fertility clinics has adopted frozen embryo transfer as part of their strategy in their IVF protocol.

Embryo transfer procedure can be divided into fresh and frozen embryo transfer based on the timing of the embryo transfer.

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