Anyone doing IVF in 2020?

Bunny33

Well-Known Member
Sadly I miscarried at 7w4d sad but this is life.. Will give a month or two rest before next FET (next will be my third FET, the first one was a chemical pregnancy).

There's no other issue to it... Maybe it's just that it's not a viable pregnancy.. Healthy baby will stay. We can't stop miscarriage if it's happening... On 7w I had bleeding and was diagnosed with threatened miscarriage, the fetus still inside. Then next day I passed it out "naturally" and came back for scanning, empty uterus.
Hugs hugs. It proves that u can be preg. Rest well and try again.
 

Winter99

Member
Hi all! Does anyone know if we can still proceed with ivf with the latest updates today?
I guess it depends on hospital. Maybe u should call your hospital up. I'm with sgh and already halfway thru FET program, mine seems like not affected and will go on.
 

sybm

Member
As per MOH's recent guidelines, IVF is considered essential
Yessss.. Omg Im very pleased they put it as essentials. Bcos this procedure is impacted by time delay.

Yes I know some people be like.. U can wait. Not good to do ivf, who wants to get pregnant in midst of pandemic.. But the truth is... These ivf mothers are waiting for so many years already.
 
Yessss.. Omg Im very pleased they put it as essentials. Bcos this procedure is impacted by time delay.

Yes I know some people be like.. U can wait. Not good to do ivf, who wants to get pregnant in midst of pandemic.. But the truth is... These ivf mothers are waiting for so many years already.
True...IVF was classified as time sensitive which is true as postponing it wont help.

But some private fertility specialists are closing off for a month...
 

mmmgal

New Member
As per MOH's recent guidelines, IVF is considered essential
Where do you read this from? I was with my doc yesterday and he mentioned IVF is not mentioned in their MOH guidelines and he needs to write in to hospital mgt to seek approval for my case to see if we can still proceed coz I am halfway through my treatment.
 
Where do you read this from? I was with my doc yesterday and he mentioned IVF is not mentioned in their MOH guidelines and he needs to write in to hospital mgt to seek approval for my case to see if we can still proceed coz I am halfway through my treatment.
I saw it in an article breaking down the hospital services
 

mmmgal

New Member
Thank you ladies it's a relieved. I was so disappointed yesterday when doc told me might need to cancel this cycle after what I have been going through. Stay safe everyone.
 

Erek

New Member
Hi, anyone with NUH CHR? Did they say when they are going to re-open the clinic? My treatment has been stopped for about 2 mths now.
 

iibears

Member
Hi, anyone with NUH CHR? Did they say when they are going to re-open the clinic? My treatment has been stopped for about 2 mths now.
The last I spoke with them they will only open when it's dorscon yellow I went back to kkh (was with kkh then switch to nuh)
 

matchachoc

New Member
I went for my egg retrieval at KK today. The nurse said I would only receive a call if fertilisation is unsuccessful. Praying hard that I don’t get any calls from KK tmr. Will they call for other reasons besides unsuccessful fertilisation?
 

Lila_Lala

New Member
I went for my egg retrieval at KK today. The nurse said I would only receive a call if fertilisation is unsuccessful. Praying hard that I don’t get any calls from KK tmr. Will they call for other reasons besides unsuccessful fertilisation?
Hi..
This is my first time doing ivf.. i’m 37..

I also had my eggs retrieval yesterday, Monday.. they said they’ll call me to arrange for transfer day timing though not to informed me otherwise.. and so i got a call today tuesday, 7/4, that i can come on Thursday.. though i never ask them anything else..

praying hard it is a transfer day.. ♥
 

iibears

Member
Any idea if we can still normal blood tests and start ivf with kkh or the 'essential service' is only for already halfway through the journey?
 

naeco

New Member
hi..I had my embryo transferred today. I had 12 oocytes retrieved, 11 fertilised. 8 are in blastocyst at D5 while remaining 3 are lagging behind. Out of the 8 blastocyst, 7 are still in the early stage of blastocyst and only 1 suitable to be transferred.
kkh mentioned that they will monitor the embryos for 2 more days to see their growth.

anyone had similar case/ positive stories to share?

Thank you~
 

Winter99

Member
hi..I had my embryo transferred today. I had 12 oocytes retrieved, 11 fertilised. 8 are in blastocyst at D5 while remaining 3 are lagging behind. Out of the 8 blastocyst, 7 are still in the early stage of blastocyst and only 1 suitable to be transferred.
kkh mentioned that they will monitor the embryos for 2 more days to see their growth.

anyone had similar case/ positive stories to share?

Thank you~
Actually not at blastocyst stage also can be transferred. Mine was only day 3 and transferred back to me because I only had 1. But sadly it did not stick anyway. Maybe they just wanted to get the best 2 developed one to transfer hence tell you only 1 suitable. But different hospital may have different practice.
 
hi..I had my embryo transferred today. I had 12 oocytes retrieved, 11 fertilised. 8 are in blastocyst at D5 while remaining 3 are lagging behind. Out of the 8 blastocyst, 7 are still in the early stage of blastocyst and only 1 suitable to be transferred.
kkh mentioned that they will monitor the embryos for 2 more days to see their growth.

anyone had similar case/ positive stories to share?

Thank you~
I had 28 oocytes retrieved but only 8 fertilized and
2 blastocyst on day-5, 3 more became blastocyst on day-6 and 2 more on day-7.

Did PGS on the first 5 and transferred 2 day-6 embryos and both implanted. Mine was not fresh but FET though.

I think your number of 8 blastocyst is amazing.
 

Niki Kitty

New Member
Hi, anyone with NUH CHR? Did they say when they are going to re-open the clinic? My treatment has been stopped for about 2 mths now.
Hi,

They told me postpone average around 3 to 4 months as the covid 19 is getting bad, supposed to start few weeks ago but have to postponed. But they said to call in everymonth to check and see how the situation is.
 
Starting my Fresh Cycle this month (CB month :)). Anyone else also doing this? I’m with KKH. Am thinking probably the best time to do this since we all get to Stay Home and just enjoy the process.
 

Happygolucky2

New Member
Hi Everyone.. new to this forum! Planning to do IVF this year, but with the covid situation.. seems like we have no choice but to wait a little while more=( anyone is currently with Prof PC Wong at NUH? My friend recommended us to look for him for IVF.
 

mmmgal

New Member
Had my OR/ER last sat and it will be FT afterwhich. 11 oocytes but only 4 fertilized. Devastated.
Anxious week ahead.
@D3 2 growing =》 embryologist said might only have 1 useable. Totally devastated once again. usually after D3 only 20 - 50% will grow. And D4 - D5 is critical period for embryos to develop into blastocyst. The thought of having none is haunting me alot.
@D4 1 growing normally, 1 slower, the other 2 according to embryologist doesnt seems promising.
Praying hard I have at least something to freeze after using 1 for ET. The thought of having to go through whole process again is scary especially the emotionally part.

How do you all manage your emotion after OR/ER and after ET? I find it so emotionally draining with sleepless nights while waiting for news updates from embryologist.
 

matchachoc

New Member
Had my OR/ER last sat and it will be FT afterwhich. 11 oocytes but only 4 fertilized. Devastated.
Anxious week ahead.
@D3 2 growing =》 embryologist said might only have 1 useable. Totally devastated once again. usually after D3 only 20 - 50% will grow. And D4 - D5 is critical period for embryos to develop into blastocyst. The thought of having none is haunting me alot.
@D4 1 growing normally, 1 slower, the other 2 according to embryologist doesnt seems promising.
Praying hard I have at least something to freeze after using 1 for ET. The thought of having to go through whole process again is scary especially the emotionally part.

How do you all manage your emotion after OR/ER and after ET? I find it so emotionally draining with sleepless nights while waiting for news updates from embryologist.
Hi, I’m currently on my 2 week wait after ET. I have had disappointments along the way but I just try to take it one step at a time and try to appreciate the little successes. I only had 7 oocytes, out of which 6 were fertilised. At first I was very worried that I won’t even make it to ET. In the end I had a D4 transfer and only one could be frozen. But I tell myself that I just need one winning embryo for this to be a success. So if I only have one, maybe it’s a good quality one and that’s enough.

I don’t think abt it so much when work gets busy, or when I watch TV. I also write down my thoughts in a diary since this is my first time going through ivf. I tell myself that whatever it is, at least I’ve tried. There’s no use in worrying cos worrying won’t change things. try to keep busy!
 

Pigpig83

Member
Hi Everyone.. new to this forum! Planning to do IVF this year, but with the covid situation.. seems like we have no choice but to wait a little while more=( anyone is currently with Prof PC Wong at NUH? My friend recommended us to look for him for IVF.
initially under Pro Wong...2 of my friend got preg in their 1st trial with him...bt due to Covid, he postponed everything so no choice i switched to KKH...he is still my 1st choice in heart☺☺☺
 

Happygolucky2

New Member
initially under Pro Wong...2 of my friend got preg in their 1st trial with him...bt due to Covid, he postponed everything so no choice i switched to KKH...he is still my 1st choice in heart☺☺☺
Thanks Pigpig83!! Good luck to your ivf journey! I will probably wait for another 2 months to monitor the covid situation.
 

Lila_Lala

New Member
Had my OR/ER last sat and it will be FT afterwhich. 11 oocytes but only 4 fertilized. Devastated.
Anxious week ahead.
@D3 2 growing =》 embryologist said might only have 1 useable. Totally devastated once again. usually after D3 only 20 - 50% will grow. And D4 - D5 is critical period for embryos to develop into blastocyst. The thought of having none is haunting me alot.
@D4 1 growing normally, 1 slower, the other 2 according to embryologist doesnt seems promising.
Praying hard I have at least something to freeze after using 1 for ET. The thought of having to go through whole process again is scary especially the emotionally part.

How do you all manage your emotion after OR/ER and after ET? I find it so emotionally draining with sleepless nights while waiting for news updates from embryologist.
hi..

i can totally relate to the high and low emotions.. especially this is my first time too.. plus I had no idea what they doctors were going to put me through.. when i started, after Hyfosy they told me i had polyps in the uterus lining.. so I went to remove it D & C..after I removed it, Doctor reviewed and told me Polyps were not found.. i just said ok and try to be positive coz then probably they did my uterus a good “scratch”..

Then during my first scan.. they told me i had cysts.. which i never had before.. ‍♀ Then did blood test urgently.. then it was ok to proceed coz it was just a menses cysts which come and go.. I dunno why this KKH made me so scared for nothing.. coz i did breakdown and thought maybe i’m not meant for this ivf..

my cycle and meds were not as many as what i see others went through.. they said it was minimal ivf..

Final scan I only had 2 follies.. ER.. 2 eggs.. 1 matured.. 1 didnt and kept overnight.. next day they call it became matured and husband deposited new sperm.. Transfer was done on day 3.. I wanted to questioned why not till blastocyst, but I just go with the flow.. the eggs that matured in the lab, didnt make it, it fertilized but had abnormal development of cells.. So i have my one and only embaby transferred to me.. I didn’t even bother to ask for the grade or whatsoever coz what different does it make.. neither the embryologist informed me..

Now im on 2ww.. so I don’t want to think about it already.. just taking the folics acid, progesterone pills and the Crinone cream, 34 of it.. and try to eag more healthy food/fruits and fatty fish like sardines and salmon..

It has been quiet an emotional ride for me.. I am just going let it be, coz I have come this far, and left only to pray for the best.. ♥♥

and i wish you ladies the best too.. IVF is indeed for Strong Women like us.. ♥♥♥
 

Winter99

Member
hi..

i can totally relate to the high and low emotions.. especially this is my first time too.. plus I had no idea what they doctors were going to put me through.. when i started, after Hyfosy they told me i had polyps in the uterus lining.. so I went to remove it D & C..after I removed it, Doctor reviewed and told me Polyps were not found.. i just said ok and try to be positive coz then probably they did my uterus a good “scratch”..

Then during my first scan.. they told me i had cysts.. which i never had before.. ‍♀ Then did blood test urgently.. then it was ok to proceed coz it was just a menses cysts which come and go.. I dunno why this KKH made me so scared for nothing.. coz i did breakdown and thought maybe i’m not meant for this ivf..

my cycle and meds were not as many as what i see others went through.. they said it was minimal ivf..

Final scan I only had 2 follies.. ER.. 2 eggs.. 1 matured.. 1 didnt and kept overnight.. next day they call it became matured and husband deposited new sperm.. Transfer was done on day 3.. I wanted to questioned why not till blastocyst, but I just go with the flow.. the eggs that matured in the lab, didnt make it, it fertilized but had abnormal development of cells.. So i have my one and only embaby transferred to me.. I didn’t even bother to ask for the grade or whatsoever coz what different does it make.. neither the embryologist informed me..

Now im on 2ww.. so I don’t want to think about it already.. just taking the folics acid, progesterone pills and the Crinone cream, 34 of it.. and try to eag more healthy food/fruits and fatty fish like sardines and salmon..

It has been quiet an emotional ride for me.. I am just going let it be, coz I have come this far, and left only to pray for the best.. ♥♥

and i wish you ladies the best too.. IVF is indeed for Strong Women like us.. ♥♥♥
I had only 1 egg retrieved previously. I have low amh. Also transferred on day 3 reason was because by the uterus was the best place to grow and since only 1 egg, might as well just out it in as there is no need to choose the best egg. But that didn't stick. I guess I was too stressed over whether I will be pregnant. I often had trouble sleeping that time.

Now I'm on tww again. This time managed to get 4 eggs, all fertilised but 3 frozen. Did natural FET and put in 2 compact embryos (day5). Still anxious but I'm trying to relax more now. 5th day already but still don't feel different. So just trying to relax, eat healthy, eat meds and watch lots of tv, play games etc. Haha.
 

Zcshop

Member
Im in my tww too. I trf an early blast last thur. I tested this morning 7dp5dt but still negative...

Is it too early to test?

I got low amh too. This is my first ivf. I only got 6 ooctyes. Only 2 got fertilised. One has slow progress and another is this early blast. I trf the early blast n freeze none...so this is my golden one n only egg.
 
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Lila_Lala

New Member
I had only 1 egg retrieved previously. I have low amh. Also transferred on day 3 reason was because by the uterus was the best place to grow and since only 1 egg, might as well just out it in as there is no need to choose the best egg. But that didn't stick. I guess I was too stressed over whether I will be pregnant. I often had trouble sleeping that time.

Now I'm on tww again. This time managed to get 4 eggs, all fertilised but 3 frozen. Did natural FET and put in 2 compact embryos (day5). Still anxious but I'm trying to relax more now. 5th day already but still don't feel different. So just trying to relax, eat healthy, eat meds and watch lots of tv, play games etc. Haha.
all the best for this cycle!!! ♥♥♥ I also watch many funny videos.. help to realise more happy hormones... keep calm and relax more..

this implantation is really beyond any human control.. so we shall just chill and pray to our beliefs.. ♥♥♥
 

mmmgal

New Member
Thank you ladies for the advices and encouragement. I can relate very well what you have been through. I had main surgery to remove polyps and removal of 1 blocked tube possibly. when I went for review to remove stitches to my surprise both my tubes have been removed. Was totally devastated coz I can never conceive naturally. It's like losing a part of me. Took awhile to pick myself up and within 3wks into recovery at home deciding to proceed to ivf to cut short the pain even though doc advised to rest a mth. Anyway I didnt regret my decision to proceed with ivf.

Today is D5, lucky to have at least one good grade that develop into blastocyst. Waiting for another one to develop as its slowly. Praying hard.

So it has been a real emotional roller coast last few mths not including the past mths of trying and treatment.

Baby dust to you all and ganbatte.
 

matchachoc

New Member
Im in my tww too. I trf an early blast last thur. I tested this morning 7dp5dt but still negative...

Is it too early to test?

I got low amh too. This is my first ivf. I only got 6 ooctyes. Only 2 got fertilised. One has slow progress and another is this early blast. I trf the early blast n freeze none...so this is my golden one n only egg.
From what I read, seems more accurate to test 9 days after ET? I’m 6dp4dt but think I’ll wait for the blood test. Tempting to test though. No symptoms so far.
 

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