IVF/ICSI Support Group

Penguiny

New Member
Hi ladies. my menses came sat afternoon. Should I just go down on Monday for the first scan for my fresh cycle? Or shld I call kkh ivf centre first? TiA
Hi! Did KKH inform you about holding off the IVF procedures till future notice due to the Covid-19? Would suggest you give them a call first before heading down to see if they still allow you to proceed with the fresh cycle...
 

Kimchi-ger

Active Member
Hi! Did KKH inform you about holding off the IVF procedures till future notice due to the Covid-19? Would suggest you give them a call first before heading down to see if they still allow you to proceed with the fresh cycle...
They told me is ok to go today for first scan. They did not mention abt Covid-19.
 

cyspace

New Member
Yep yep! I have friends who BFPed with grade C too!

Yep... bfped with twins previously (one grade B one grade C) and now expecting with a grade C...

Jiayiu jiayou!
Congrats! Wow. A twins and a baby on the way! Amazing!

Thanks for the encouragement! I am more motivated to try my next cycle. Still thinking fresh or frozen.
 

SRV

New Member
Hi! Haha I remember his words, “if your NK cells level is elevated, you go for intralipid infusion; if its not elevated, the immunologist would still refer you for intralipid infusion. So why check?”

In fact, the NK cell level using a blood test is not reflective of actual NK cell activity within the uterus.
Since intralipid infusion is relatively harmless and simple, he would usually recommend for his patients with recurrent implantation failure.

Dr Loh is someone who is very sensible in his decision making and dislikes wasting his patient’s money unnecessarily.
can I ask how much is it?I have recurrent IVF fail and was recommended for intralipid by dr sheila..would like to know how much is it?
 

joy12

Member
can I ask how much is it?I have recurrent IVF fail and was recommended for intralipid by dr sheila..would like to know how much is it?
Hi! If i dont remember wrongly it cost about 100? Maybe someone can correct me on that. Wishing you all the best :)
 

Alishablond

Active Member
can I ask how much is it?I have recurrent IVF fail and was recommended for intralipid by dr sheila..would like to know how much is it?
230$ for one session, I had about 5. Dr. Sheila refers for intralipid to a gynae clinic on same level(7) with her clinic.
 

joy12

Member
230$ for one session, I had about 5. Dr. Sheila refers for intralipid to a gynae clinic on same level(7) with her clinic.
SRV,
Perhaps u could try calling up Dr Loh’s OG clinic to ask to compare prices first. It is not more than 200 from my memory. I see Dr Sheila too. She would be ok with wherever u choose to get the intralipid done.
 

babylim19

New Member
Hi, can you add me to the whatsapp group please? Thank you. I tried to pm you but can't get through.
Hi dear, i would like to join the whatsapp group for IVF too.
Im new here, 29y/0 with no fertility issue, went for IVT because hubby problem, last year tried fresh FET but failed. try again this year, im going for medicated FET on 3/3 with day 5 embryo. today just did the scanning for lining, the thickness only 6.5mm.... im crying.... how come my lining so thin? I did go for acupuncture twice a week, exercise every week.
any advise can increase the lining within a week...... looking for advise....pls
 

hajar

Well-Known Member
can I ask how much is it?I have recurrent IVF fail and was recommended for intralipid by dr sheila..would like to know how much is it?
i did at tow yung clinic at orchard rwcomended by ladies here. About $200 each session lasted 1hr. i only did twice as i didnt have much leave to spare at that period of time.And with that intralipid trials and many failure of ivf and iui my lo curently 25mths from my 1 and only medicated fet.
 

JOJO_POS

New Member
Hi ladies! I went thru natural IUI twice and twice embryo transfer, all failed and waiting for 3rd embryo transfer in April (after 8 mths). No fertility issue only my husband has low sperm count and mobility. Am not feeling negative abt it because I know if we keep trying we will succeed soon :) should make use of the resting period to tao my body. I have been going for tcm and accupture. My tcm Dr asked to drink goji+red dates everyday and red bean soup every alternate days.

Any Other tips to share? If there is WA group, I will like to join too! Let's all jiayou together!!
 
Hi ladies! Just thought of sharing this ‘glimmer of hope’ for those with low AMH...

My AMH was 1.9 ng/ml (normal but not good) in mid 2018 and it inevitably dropped to 1.0 ng/ml (low for a 30 year old) in mid 2019. They always say that AMH is irreversible and will only worsen as you get older. It’s as if those who are preliminarily diagnosed with diminishing / low ovarian reserve are ‘doomed’.

However, started taking Ubiquinol (reduced form of CoQ10) for 6 months and saw unexpected result (had to re-take the BT as even the doc didn’t believe & wanted to rule out any lab error):

Before: 7.14 pmol/l (1.0 ng/ml)
After: 16.7 pmol/l (2.33 ng/ml)

Guide:
0.8-4.4 pmol/l = Low ovarian reserve (LOR)
4.4-14.2 pmol/l = Normal ovarian reserve
14.3 & above pmol/l = Good ovarian reserve
 

Dreamscometrue

Well-Known Member
Hi ladies! Just thought of sharing this ‘glimmer of hope’ for those with low AMH...

My AMH was 1.9 ng/ml (normal but not good) in mid 2018 and it inevitably dropped to 1.0 ng/ml (low for a 30 year old) in mid 2019. They always say that AMH is irreversible and will only worsen as you get older. It’s as if those who are preliminarily diagnosed with diminishing / low ovarian reserve are ‘doomed’.

However, started taking Ubiquinol (reduced form of CoQ10) for 6 months and saw unexpected result (had to re-take the BT as even the doc didn’t believe & wanted to rule out any lab error):

Before: 7.14 pmol/l (1.0 ng/ml)
After: 16.7 pmol/l (2.33 ng/ml)

Guide:
0.8-4.4 pmol/l = Low ovarian reserve (LOR)
4.4-14.2 pmol/l = Normal ovarian reserve
14.3 & above pmol/l = Good ovarian reserve
What brand are u taking?
 

SRV

New Member
SRV,
Perhaps u could try calling up Dr Loh’s OG clinic to ask to compare prices first. It is not more than 200 from my memory. I see Dr Sheila too. She would be ok with wherever u choose to get the intralipid done.
oh that is good information. thanks for sharing. do I need to make a separate appointment at Dr LOh clinic?
 

joy12

Member
oh that is good information. thanks for sharing. do I need to make a separate appointment at Dr LOh clinic?
Yes dear just call the O&G clinic at 62591819 and tell them you’re Dr Sheila’s patient keen for intralipid and they will make the arrangements for you.
 

JamesAndr

New Member
Actually, looking at scan results will more or less tells us how many potential follicles with eggs. The blood progesterone levels sounds important too right, since u say too high or too low dr will cancel ET?
 

Bunny33

Well-Known Member
anyone can recommend tingkat food delivery suitable for us during 2ww? healthy ones with no processed, canned or preserved food?
I ordered from Kim kitchen n Ronnie Long time ago. It’s not easy to find tingkat without canned or preserved food. I chose 4 dishes instead of 3 dishes plus 1 soup. U can choose not to eat that dish if it’s canned food.
 

Bunny33

Well-Known Member
oh that is good information. thanks for sharing. do I need to make a separate appointment at Dr LOh clinic?
U can call to make an appointment n tell them for intralipid. I am not sure if u still need to see dr Loh before the drip. U may want to check with the nurse. It cost around $200 for the drip.
 

Bunny33

Well-Known Member
May i know the cost of the acupuncture treatment at thomson tcm?
It was many yrs back so the cost is not accurate now. Around $400 for 5 ACU sessions n they have special rate for TFC patient. U can call to Enquire.

 

hopehope

Member
I took her herbs 3 months prior my FET then from Trim 2 till my confinement.
My then prescription was to drink 2 days and stop for a day but at times, its a daily prescription till the next visit.
So its v. fluid and she would advise based on individual's body constitution.
Hi @daylesford,

Can I check what is the queuing like? Heard that for fertility issues, Dr Loh kim Gek only see patients in the morning or afternoon? No night consultation.

Is it a lot of people? Thinking when will be a good time to see her? CAuse I called and ask if I go down to take queue number at 2pm, by 4.30pm where the consultation time end, will I get to see her? Cause I don’t want to take leave and in the end not able to see her. but the person can’t advise cause she
Cause I understand that some of the medicine is free, so there are a lot of people.

Do we have to pay for the medication, if so, how much do you pay for the consultation and the medicine? Is it in powder form or we have to brew ourselves?
Thank you!
 

risther

Member
Hi @daylesford,

Can I check what is the queuing like? Heard that for fertility issues, Dr Loh kim Gek only see patients in the morning or afternoon? No night consultation.

Is it a lot of people? Thinking when will be a good time to see her? CAuse I called and ask if I go down to take queue number at 2pm, by 4.30pm where the consultation time end, will I get to see her? Cause I don’t want to take leave and in the end not able to see her. but the person can’t advise cause she
Cause I understand that some of the medicine is free, so there are a lot of people.

Do we have to pay for the medication, if so, how much do you pay for the consultation and the medicine? Is it in powder form or we have to brew ourselves?
Thank you!
Hi I am visiting Dr Loh Kim Gek weekly. The queue registration starts 7.30am/12.30pm for weekdays which is half an hour earlier before consultation starts. My advice is try to go as early as possible. I usually go in the morning. She needs to spend more than half an hour to an hour on new patient. She is off on Thursdays weekly for now.

Consultation and medication is free. You can make a voluntary donation though. Medication for me so far are all herbs which need to be brewed.
 

daylesford

Well-Known Member
Hi @daylesford,

Can I check what is the queuing like? Heard that for fertility issues, Dr Loh kim Gek only see patients in the morning or afternoon? No night consultation.

Is it a lot of people? Thinking when will be a good time to see her? CAuse I called and ask if I go down to take queue number at 2pm, by 4.30pm where the consultation time end, will I get to see her? Cause I don’t want to take leave and in the end not able to see her. but the person can’t advise cause she
Cause I understand that some of the medicine is free, so there are a lot of people.

Do we have to pay for the medication, if so, how much do you pay for the consultation and the medicine? Is it in powder form or we have to brew ourselves?
Thank you!
During my time, Dr Loh has a schedule where certain days she only sees fertility related cases while certain days she's a General consultation dr. Not sure for now but you can call their main branch and check on her fertility clinics schedules.

She doesn't operate like the rest of the famous fertility TCMs i used to visit... Long queue and chop chop in and out type. She don't have throngs of patients waiting to see her... but she can be detail and slow. So my candid comments, be prepared to WAIT if you are considering seeing her. If you have time crunch due to work commitments, she's probably not the best fit. But once you trust her, her meds worked wonder... (even for common ailments). Guess she's v. experience after being there for so many years seeing patients from all walks of life.

I used to go down to TongJi to get an initial queue no. at 630AM.. then go for breakkie and return at 725AM to get the actual queue no. to see Dr Loh at 8AM. I am usually the first or 2nd patient to see her and I could leave the clinic no later than 9AM.

Tong Ji does not prescribe powder form for fertility patients and you must self brew. If you want the powder herb form, you may need to ask her if she allows to prescribe u the powder herb prescription and you may need to get the powder herbs outside. I used to see her at her private clinic on Saturdays before I switch to see her in TongJi and i tried her powder herb prescription but I personally prefer brew herb as I found it more effective and taste waste... it doesn't hv that powdery after-taste.

Good Luck !
 

avocadooj

New Member
Anyone been to KK for FET/ET these 2 weeks? Am due for my FET soon but wondering if they stopped doing procedures cos of the Covid..have been looking forward to it since a long wait :S
 

hopehope

Member
Hi I am visiting Dr Loh Kim Gek weekly. The queue registration starts 7.30am/12.30pm for weekdays which is half an hour earlier before consultation starts. My advice is try to go as early as possible. I usually go in the morning. She needs to spend more than half an hour to an hour on new patient. She is off on Thursdays weekly for now.

Consultation and medication is free. You can make a voluntary donation though. Medication for me so far are all herbs which need to be brewed.

Hi Thanks!
Is the herb easy to prepare? She also speak english right? They can only prepare 1 week worth of herb each time?
 

hopehope

Member
During my time, Dr Loh has a schedule where certain days she only sees fertility related cases while certain days she's a General consultation dr. Not sure for now but you can call their main branch and check on her fertility clinics schedules.

She doesn't operate like the rest of the famous fertility TCMs i used to visit... Long queue and chop chop in and out type. She don't have throngs of patients waiting to see her... but she can be detail and slow. So my candid comments, be prepared to WAIT if you are considering seeing her. If you have time crunch due to work commitments, she's probably not the best fit. But once you trust her, her meds worked wonder... (even for common ailments). Guess she's v. experience after being there for so many years seeing patients from all walks of life.

I used to go down to TongJi to get an initial queue no. at 630AM.. then go for breakkie and return at 725AM to get the actual queue no. to see Dr Loh at 8AM. I am usually the first or 2nd patient to see her and I could leave the clinic no later than 9AM.

Tong Ji does not prescribe powder form for fertility patients and you must self brew. If you want the powder herb form, you may need to ask her if she allows to prescribe u the powder herb prescription and you may need to get the powder herbs outside. I used to see her at her private clinic on Saturdays before I switch to see her in TongJi and i tried her powder herb prescription but I personally prefer brew herb as I found it more effective and taste waste... it doesn't hv that powdery after-taste.

Good Luck !
Hi,

I see, thanks for your advice!
 

hopehope

Member
Hi All,

Now that Dr Tan HH is not at KKH, who is the next best experience ivf doctor in KkH? Mine is quite complicated case and I already failed three times.
 

risther

Member
Hi Thanks!
Is the herb easy to prepare? She also speak english right? They can only prepare 1 week worth of herb each time?
Hi there! I mainly converse with her in Chinese so I’m not really sure if she can speak English. But I give her my KK medical report to review and she is able to understand and analyse the results.

Herbs wise I was given 2 packets a week. If u need more just go to the tcm hall opposite to buy no issue. For me after I’m done with consultation, I just go opposite to buy so is very convenient :)
 

hopehope

Member
Hi there! I mainly converse with her in Chinese so I’m not really sure if she can speak English. But I give her my KK medical report to review and she is able to understand and analyse the results.

Herbs wise I was given 2 packets a week. If u need more just go to the tcm hall opposite to buy no issue. For me after I’m done with consultation, I just go opposite to buy so is very convenient :)
Hi,
Can I check do you feel improvement after drinking the herb? They will give instruction as in to put how much water, right? Can check, why do you want to go there weekly instead of buying 1 month worth of medicine? To tweak the dosage?

thank you.
 

risther

Member
Hi,
Can I check do you feel improvement after drinking the herb? They will give instruction as in to put how much water, right? Can check, why do you want to go there weekly instead of buying 1 month worth of medicine? To tweak the dosage?

thank you.
Oh I go weekly as I’m not working at the moment. Yes instructions will be given on how to brew the tcm so don’t worry.

Only started with tcm last month so I can’t say much for improvement for now as takes time one especially for tcm.
 

daylesford

Well-Known Member
Hi,
Can I check do you feel improvement after drinking the herb? They will give instruction as in to put how much water, right? Can check, why do you want to go there weekly instead of buying 1 month worth of medicine? To tweak the dosage?

thank you.
Yes instructions will be given by tongji or even dr loh on how to brew the herbs. I vaguely rmb first time was brew 4 bowls of water and pour the 1st round of concoction followed by 2nd round using the same herbs. The combined concoction would be for 2 days of consumption.

Go weekly so that Dr Loh can tweak the herbs accordingly. 1 month is way too long...
 

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