Anyone doing IVF in 2020?

harriet07

Member
Hi Hariet

Do you mind sharing why did you decide to go private and how did you come to choose Alpha amongst many others? I'm not sure if we've depleted the 15k medisave limit, having done so many cycles already. We thought of going to Dr Loh SF at Thomson FC, last consultation in 2018 it was in the range of 20k per fresh cycle.
I have been reading a lot of reviews of Dr Tan HH on this forum and on SG IVF FB group. I also personally have a friend who BFP at age 39 on her very first cycle and transfer as his patient at KKH. So for private, I decided on him already from the start. Also I had a bit balance Medisave so I wanted to use it on private to offset the cost. My rationale was if I tried 3rd cycle in public hospital, I would still need to top up additional cash, so might as well go to private.
 


Jess0607

New Member
I was told that based on my FTS+Scans, my default age group risk (before results) is 1:519 for Down Syndrome Risk. But after my blood test & scan done, its shows I was 1:860 instead. My Free Beta HCG level & PAPP-A Level are all normal. Baby Nose Bridge is seen and normal so they saying I am at mid risk. They are more worried if there's an absent of Nasal Bridge at 13 weeks which raised up to high risk. NT level in UK reading stated 3.5mm is the limit but in SG, it's 2.5mm.. I know its better in the scale for my age, as I was reading online, ladies of my age risk is 1:820 for Down Syndrome..

I instantly fell in love seeing the lil one on scan.. the tiny arms, the yawns it shows, woken up on screen when hearing daddy's voice... it was so beautiful... I really hope and pray everything goes smoothly on next scan & Harmony Blood test.. i saw a lady crying and heard that she was 1:18 chances for it.. it broke my heart hearing that.. knowing that my risk were more than 100, i was still worried.. sigh...
Hi ! May i know whats ur free beta hcg n ppap? Just got my oscar result and OB said my blood test drop my ratio to high risk t21 thanks!
 

Alisha R

New Member
There's no harm in seeking second opinion with a private specialist or change to another government hospital. It also depends if you still have faith in your current doctor and would like to continue with her.

I failed 2 IVF cycles in KK (2 retrievals and 2 transfers) and decided to switch to private (Alpha) this year. I still have a frozen blastocyst in KKH but didn't transfer it over. I did another retrieval at Alpha and currently waiting for my FET. Although private is more expensive, and we lose out on govt co-funding, we can still use our Medisave (provided we have not depleted the 15k Medisave limit).
Can you share the costs please? Thanks
 

hopefulmoms

Member
I'm having this strange looking discharge, it's like clumps/chunks and it's black in colour.. used to be white but after FET it gets darker and blacker. I am currently on Estrofem and Crinone Gel. Successful FET, now 6 weeks 1 day pregnant.

Anyone experienced this before? Is it normal?
 

yy116

Active Member
I'm having this strange looking discharge, it's like clumps/chunks and it's black in colour.. used to be white but after FET it gets darker and blacker. I am currently on Estrofem and Crinone Gel. Successful FET, now 6 weeks 1 day pregnant.

Anyone experienced this before? Is it normal?
Hi! I think is normal because I got the same black chunks also!
 

Azasha

Active Member
I'm having this strange looking discharge, it's like clumps/chunks and it's black in colour.. used to be white but after FET it gets darker and blacker. I am currently on Estrofem and Crinone Gel. Successful FET, now 6 weeks 1 day pregnant.

Anyone experienced this before? Is it normal?
The black discharges are the residues from the crinone gel.. it happens when the absorption is not much... I used to have it during my 1st IVF cycle.. didnt walk much to allow absorption into the vaginal wall.. which cause the scary discharge.

But during my 2nd IVF, i walked alot after insertion of the cream.. like doing a stationary marching in front of the TV and for about half hr.. no such discharges.. hehehe..

Hope this helps!
 

babypls3

New Member
I have been reading a lot of reviews of Dr Tan HH on this forum and on SG IVF FB group. I also personally have a friend who BFP at age 39 on her very first cycle and transfer as his patient at KKH. So for private, I decided on him already from the start. Also I had a bit balance Medisave so I wanted to use it on private to offset the cost. My rationale was if I tried 3rd cycle in public hospital, I would still need to top up additional cash, so might as well go to private.
Hi.. can pm me the cost at alpha? With sgh now, disappointed terribly :(
 

Azasha

Active Member
Did my transfer on Saturday. I dont have cramps or bleeding. Am I out?
Its too early to know.. don't base on symptoms to know if u are out or not.. few days before beta blood test u can do pregnancy test at home. Different people will have different symptoms.. for me, i had alot of symptoms on my #1 cycle ivf but unsuccessful. My 2nd cycle i only had a sharp poke/pinch 30mins after transfer then no other symptoms which ended up successful.. :) Take it easy, rest well!
 

Azasha

Active Member
Hi ladies, I'm in my 2ww. I had increased sweating days & nights, unsure if is normal symptoms. kind of worried :(
Hi dear, it could be the drugs like progesterone thay causes this. I used to have hot flushes at night too.. but its normal... Try keeping urself well hydrated ya.
 

luckyegg9

Member
Hi dear, it could be the drugs like progesterone thay causes this. I used to have hot flushes at night too.. but its normal... Try keeping urself well hydrated ya.
I didn’t realized the progesterone might have caused. thanks for your reminder for hydration. I just noticed my skin gets drier.
:)
 

Azasha

Active Member
I didn’t realized the progesterone might have caused. thanks for your reminder for hydration. I just noticed my skin gets drier.
:)
Usually when our body produce estrogen and progesterone, when its balance, u wont get such hot flushes.. the main culprit of causing hot flushes is actually low level of estrogen. Since we are taking additional progesterone in our system, its not balance with the estrogen level alrdy produce in our system... progesterone helps support the pregnancy.. hang in there, it will go off soon..
 

Jill1118

New Member
Hi dear I’m considering to change to sgh care after 2 failed ivf with private.... do u mind share with me what happen at sgh that caused you to be disappointed?
Yes I also had 1 failed ivf with SGH, the experience there was not fantastic for sure. Waiting time is long (few hours each time) nurses are okay (Not all are friendly and helpful, but acceptable) Going to do the 2nd IVF in late July this year. And been thinking another option to go Alpha‘s THH.
 

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