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Teddy75

Active Member
After my tubal reconstruction, I managed to conceive at age 41 but miscarriage at 11weeks. Tried 1 time IUI and natural till now, no news and periods become irregular as I age. Should I go for IVF again? Previously before 40 did 2 times IVF failed.
 
Hi, don't give up. If you really want a baby, please persevere. I am trying for my first too and in my 40s. Still no news yet.

Good news is that the government is going to do away with the age limit for the assisted reproductive procedures next year I think.
 

mimipp

Member
Hi, I’m 45. Looking to try for 2nd baby but I realise my menses period become 18 days. Is there any good TCM you can recommend in treating aged woman ?
 

Teddy75

Active Member
Hi, don't give up. If you really want a baby, please persevere. I am trying for my first too and in my 40s. Still no news yet.

Good news is that the government is going to do away with the age limit for the assisted reproductive procedures next year I think.
Another problem is $$. Not want to invest to drain again since in life many other things to consider besides having another baby
 
Hi, don't give up. If you really want a baby, please persevere. I am trying for my first too and in my 40s. Still no news yet.

Good news is that the government is going to do away with the age limit for the assisted reproductive procedures next year I think.
Hi, I think the new ART requirements is must have done one ivf before 40yrs old then they got subsidise if I not wrong. If this is the case, means I can't:(:(
 

lady081980

Active Member
Hi, I think the new ART requirements is must have done one ivf before 40yrs old then they got subsidise if I not wrong. If this is the case, means I can't:(:(
Yes u need to do ur first ivf before 40yo then u will get the govt subsidies if u are above 40yo and above.if not no subsidies will be given. Maximum age is 45yo.
 
Yes u need to do ur first ivf before 40yo then u will get the govt subsidies if u are above 40yo and above.if not no subsidies will be given. Maximum age is 45yo.
That y I dun understand, if tat is the case, no point for those married late at 40 also, no grant, if want give, should be anyone below 45yr old. Stupid. :mad:
 

Yummy858

Member
That y I dun understand, if tat is the case, no point for those married late at 40 also, no grant, if want give, should be anyone below 45yr old. Stupid. :mad:
Melodygalgal, i totally agrees with you. Dont know what the govt is up to. Already birth rate low and yet still so stingy. We also paying taxes one leh. Haiz...
 
Melodygalgal, i totally agrees with you. Dont know what the govt is up to. Already birth rate low and yet still so stingy. We also paying taxes one leh. Haiz...
That's why la, when the news came up, I was so happy saw the headline, then read on, only to find disappointment with the government. They should encourage more birth rate instead of restrict to do one ivf below 40yrs, not married yet how to Ivf. Stupid.
 

GraceinLove

New Member
Also the total number of ART cycles still stands at 6 right? it says 2 out of 6 of the ART (3 Fresh 3 FET) can be done over 40yrs old, but for those who has exhausted 3 fresh previously before 40 cause of previous initiative, then she will also not be able to enjoy co- funding for a 4th one after 40. Not well thought through.
 

lady081980

Active Member
Also the total number of ART cycles still stands at 6 right? it says 2 out of 6 of the ART (3 Fresh 3 FET) can be done over 40yrs old, but for those who has exhausted 3 fresh previously before 40 cause of previous initiative, then she will also not be able to enjoy co- funding for a 4th one after 40. Not well thought through.
yes still stand 6. 3 fresh & 3 frozen
Medisave still capped at 15k per lifetime
 
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Teddy75

Active Member
Besides that, we have to fork out cash first before we can start IVF. As at Sep 2019, Hormone Bloodtest for couple wife and spouse total S$550 each yet include GST plus another S$500 for counselling session. Talking for those in KKH; other hospital I am do not know. Before we actual start, we got to come up near S$1,500 cash.
 
Dear Ladies,

I would like to seek your advice on which option I should take for egg donation.

These are my 4 options:

1) My doctor actually recommended me to look for my relatives as potential donors. I have a younger female cousin whom I am very close to, and I can certainly ask her. However, I am reluctant to do so, because I am afraid that the future child may learn about the secret of his or her conception. You know that sometimes it is difficult to keep secrets among relatives. Family secrets easily spill out after some time.

2) The doctor also told me that the government has recently allowed import of frozen donor eggs from a European egg bank. But upon searching their catalog, there were no Asian donors, only Caucasian ones. I am not comfortable with a Caucasian egg donor, as a Eurasian child will stick out like a sore thumb for a Chinese couple.

3) The nurse at the clinic discreetly hinted that I can secretly use a foreign egg donor agency, to arrange for an egg donor to travel to Singapore. But payment has to be kept absolutely secret because this is actually illegal in Singapore. However, the nurse hinted that the doctor and clinic will 'close one eye' and pretend not to know anything, even if they suspect that I am illegally using a paid egg donor from a foreign agency.

4) Then, there is also the option of going to Malaysia or Thailand for egg donation.

Wondering which route would you recommend? I am still thinking hard and considering all options.
 
Dear ladies, do give some feedback on egg donation in Malaysia:

Egg donation in Malaysia costs just S$16,300 (RM50,000) all inclusive with IVF procedure !!!


S’poreans head to Malaysia, elsewhere to find egg donors

Singaporeans have travelled as far as the United States and Australia to find an egg donor to help them have a baby, but many have also gone to Malaysia, checks by The Straits Times showed. Ms Christine Gautaman, who runs Heart to ART, a firm in Selangor that matches couples to egg donors, told ST about 20 per cent of her clients are Singaporeans who require an egg donor, a surrogate mother, or both. For example, she has had Singaporean couples where the wives were in their 20s but suffered from premature ovarian failure. In such a case, the ovaries stop functioning normally before the age of 40, and the woman would require donor eggs to conceive. Her other Singaporean clients are often older, some in their 40s. She said Singaporeans prefer to use an anonymous egg donor as they have no ties to the donor and can raise the child as their own.
The cost of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) using an egg donor is about RM50,000 (S$16,300). She said this covers the fees paid to the egg donor, the treatment to retrieve the donor’s eggs and the IVF procedure for the mother-to-be, which is performed in Malaysia.
Ms Gautaman did not say how much the donors are paid. She added that the egg donors at her agency are generally between the ages of 21 and 32, and many are degree holders. Some are even doctors, lawyers and accountants, she said. “These ladies are very well aware of the gift of life they are giving to their recipients and although they do receive some remuneration for their time and effort, they generally are doing this to help others,” said Ms Gautaman.
From January next year, women aged 45 and older will be allowed to undergo IVF here. Doctors cheered the move but they pointed out that many of these older women would need donor eggs to conceive even if they are allowed to undergo IVF here.
Dr Sadhana Nadarajah, senior consultant of the reproductive medicine department at the KK Women’s
and Children’s Hospital, explained that women in their late 40s and 50s will have to use donor eggs to
get pregnant. For women in that age group, if they are not menopausal, most of their eggs may be genetically abnormal by then, and it will be challenging to conceive using their own eggs, she said.
However, there are some women in their 20s who suffer from premature menopause and will also need
donor eggs to conceive. Doctors say egg donors in Singapore are uncommon due to the tedious procedures involved, the fact that they cannot be paid and that people are just uncomfortable with the idea as the child would be biologically related
to them.
None of the five women The Straits Times approached who used egg donors was willing to be interviewed.
 

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