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Throughout my ivf journey, I don’t have a lining that has gone beyond 5.5mm and it was on max stimulation to get there. It seems like having a 6mm is good enough for most clinics. In my positive FET cycle, my last lining check before transfer was only 4.4mm.
Wahhh… my doc a bit fussy on lining thickness. He prefer above 8mm and the thickness is even. Last cycle certain part is thick n some is not although it was 8.3mm. In the end we decided to cancel the cycle
 


Fel79

New Member
I have been with Dr Roland for about 2-3 years. He’s a good doc whom I felt that he is really with us on this journey. Perhaps I had so many tries and been so long with him, he was even more determined than me to make sure I’m successful (although I am on the verge of giving up). In my latest cycle which also the cycle which succeed, I too had help from Dr Edmund Pang. Have faith and the time will come. Having an implantation is a good sign, now it’s about getting the right embryo for all the stars and elements to be aligned.
Same with you.I am with both the doctors you mentioned.
 

Dreamscometrue

Well-Known Member
You might be right.Due to our age ,every circle we produce different number of eggs.My first 2 circle,I went for full dose of injection,end up no blastocyst at all but my third circle,Dr said let my body choose it own eggs and I am only on pills.,no injection to stimulate the eggs.Yet I got 2 blastocyst. I think everybody react differently. Abit of luck too.
Oh not bad. Perhaps next cycle he may suggest low dose jab
 

bYbJ

New Member
Don’t give up ok. I am the same age with u and I had been thru 2 ivf, the 1st one I transferred a day 3 embryo and managed to implant, but mc at wk7. I did a d&c and went thru a mini confinement with grieve. I even send the result for lab test but the result came back as chromosome abnormality, that all. I tried ivf again after 3 years, this time I decided to do 2 retrieval and send to pgs then do a frozen transfer, though I managed to get 7-8 retrieved and Fertilized, but only 2 make it to blastocyst each round and I send to pgs testing as I really cannot take another failure again. And the pgs result only come back with 1 good blastocyst each round (day 5 blastocyst and day 6 blastocyst), another 2 blastocyst come back with unknown result which the doc suggested to discard. I was sad that time as I only left with 2 blastocyst but I told myself don’t give up even I only left with 1-2 embryo aft retrieved so many embryo, and I just need 1 to hold my rainbow baby on hand. I was then do a frozen cycle to transfer a day 5 embryo and implanted. I just give birth in Aug this year. I wanted to tell you, we as a woman are already very amazing, trying hard for baby through a difficult journey. We shouldn’t mind how other think or judge us in any way, no matter what, at aleast we are proud to say that we tried our best.
Hi Happy001

how did you manage to do pgs testing? I thought pgs is not allowed in SG?
 

Happy001

Member
Hi Happy001

how did you manage to do pgs testing? I thought pgs is not allowed in SG?
Can do, I m eligible as I am above 40 with 1 mc. I did the pgs at NUH and I am under Prof PC Wong. You can ask again for the requirement to do this test. If you decided to send the embryo to pgs, you Need to be prepare that you will end up with nothing, as the pgs required embryo to be blastocyst and send for pgs testing, the result might come back with unknown result or negative result which will end up left with nothing. There is a high cost incurrence for the testing too. And ones will also be prepared to go for frozen transfer only.I am prepared as I feel that the mental and physical stress is more than anything else. I cannot afford to go through one more round of mc though I knew that even a good pgs embryo may not be able to implant, but I still decided give it a try.
 

chocchipcookie

New Member
Hi everyone, what’s Dr Tan HH’s personality like? We are thinking of switching out from KKH cos we feel that they are too conservative, wait times are long, Doctor too busy and also can’t vibe much…

What’s the process like to transfer out - Do I just need to get the Doctor to write a memo or how do I get hold of my patient records/ past stims information?

thanks
 

harriet07

Member
Hi everyone, what’s Dr Tan HH’s personality like? We are thinking of switching out from KKH cos we feel that they are too conservative, wait times are long, Doctor too busy and also can’t vibe much…

What’s the process like to transfer out - Do I just need to get the Doctor to write a memo or how do I get hold of my patient records/ past stims information?

thanks
I find Dr Tan very reassuring and friendly. If you have questions, he will explain very thoroughly. I switched from KK to Alpha and have no complaints at all about Dr Tan and the clinic. Although he is quite busy at Alpha too, I don't feel rushed in my visits.

It is not necessary to have a memo if you have your own notes and roughly remember your stims in the past cycle. I didn't have a memo. I brought along whatever test and ultrasound results I had from KK. He will need to know basic info like how many eggs retrieved each cycle, how many blastocysts or D3, and their grades, as well as your stim protocol for each cycle. I didn't recall the exact dosage of my stims, just the names of the drugs used.

If you do not have your test results, some can be retrieved via Health Hub. Otherwise you can request for them online with a fee. https://www.kkh.com.sg/about-kkh/contact-us/medical-report
 

Kimchi-ger

Active Member
Hi everyone, what’s Dr Tan HH’s personality like? We are thinking of switching out from KKH cos we feel that they are too conservative, wait times are long, Doctor too busy and also can’t vibe much…

What’s the process like to transfer out - Do I just need to get the Doctor to write a memo or how do I get hold of my patient records/ past stims information?

thanks
Dr Tan is a very experienced and skillful doctor. I feel very comfortable under him. I succeeded twice under him when he was still in KKH. After which I was under another Doctor in KKH and failed twice. As I still wanted to try for a third child, I decided to transfer to Alpha. I had just gone for my fresh cycle las mth and is now waiting for my frozen cycle. The waiting time is so much shorter than in KKH...

You need to ask the Doctor at KKH to write the memo on yr past records of your cycles. During the first consultation, Dr Tan needs those information to understand ur situation and to find a protocol suitable for u.
 

chocchipcookie

New Member
I find Dr Tan very reassuring and friendly. If you have questions, he will explain very thoroughly. I switched from KK to Alpha and have no complaints at all about Dr Tan and the clinic. Although he is quite busy at Alpha too, I don't feel rushed in my visits.

It is not necessary to have a memo if you have your own notes and roughly remember your stims in the past cycle. I didn't have a memo. I brought along whatever test and ultrasound results I had from KK. He will need to know basic info like how many eggs retrieved each cycle, how many blastocysts or D3, and their grades, as well as your stim protocol for each cycle. I didn't recall the exact dosage of my stims, just the names of the drugs used.

If you do not have your test results, some can be retrieved via Health Hub. Otherwise you can request for them online with a fee. https://www.kkh.com.sg/about-kkh/contact-us/medical-report
Thanks for your reply. Does Dr Tan run a Saturday clinic?
 

chocchipcookie

New Member
Dr Tan is a very experienced and skillful doctor. I feel very comfortable under him. I succeeded twice under him when he was still in KKH. After which I was under another Doctor in KKH and failed twice. As I still wanted to try for a third child, I decided to transfer to Alpha. I had just gone for my fresh cycle las mth and is now waiting for my frozen cycle. The waiting time is so much shorter than in KKH...

You need to ask the Doctor at KKH to write the memo on yr past records of your cycles. During the first consultation, Dr Tan needs those information to understand ur situation and to find a protocol suitable for u.
Thanks for your detailed reply. Who was your previous KKH doctor? I feel like KKH approach is like a one size fits all kind of thing. And from my personal experiences, I dislike that they downplay your age and there is no sense of urgency which I feel it’s quite unnecessary since time is the essence when it comes to fertility treatments
 

Kimchi-ger

Active Member
Thanks for your detailed reply. Who was your previous KKH doctor? I feel like KKH approach is like a one size fits all kind of thing. And from my personal experiences, I dislike that they downplay your age and there is no sense of urgency which I feel it’s quite unnecessary since time is the essence when it comes to fertility treatments
I was assigned to Dr Liu after Dr Tan left KKH.. ya I guess KKH approach is really how u describe. Anyway I was already quite disappointed with the 2 failed cycles with her already and tat is why I went back to see Dr Tan. I feel I have a better affinity with him. Haha...
 

Dreamscometrue

Well-Known Member
I was assigned to Dr Liu after Dr Tan left KKH.. ya I guess KKH approach is really how u describe. Anyway I was already quite disappointed with the 2 failed cycles with her already and tat is why I went back to see Dr Tan. I feel I have a better affinity with him. Haha...
When will u be doing your FET?
 

harriet07

Member
Thanks for your reply. Does Dr Tan run a Saturday clinic?
Yes he does see patients on Saturdays. There is a Saturday surcharge if we make the appointment on a Saturday (but not if your stim/ultrasound review happens to fall on a Sat during the cycles). Hope this makes sense. I don't know what is the Sat surcharge sorry.
 

chocchipcookie

New Member
Yes he does see patients on Saturdays. There is a Saturday surcharge if we make the appointment on a Saturday (but not if your stim/ultrasound review happens to fall on a Sat during the cycles). Hope this makes sense. I don't know what is the Sat surcharge sorry.
thanks, btw what is an estimated cost of doing a fresh cycle at Alpha?
 

Hyunkcle

New Member
Hi everyone,
I would like to share my experience here.
Me and hubby did our very first IVF last month but unfortunately it did not work.
Currently I am waiting for my period and will go ahead for the frozen embryo transfer..
Anyone here had the same experience like mine and how is this FET procedure like?
 

asliceoflemon

New Member
Has anyone had success transferring frozen day 2/3 embryos? Just got a call from my embryologist that they froze 6 day 2 embryos. The other 9 they set aside to observe all didn’t make it to blasts ):
 

Kimchi-ger

Active Member
Has anyone had success transferring frozen day 2/3 embryos? Just got a call from my embryologist that they froze 6 day 2 embryos. The other 9 they set aside to observe all didn’t make it to blasts ):
I succeeded my first transfer with a day 2 grade 4 embryo. I transferred 2 day2 embryos and one of them managed to stick. But mine was fresh transfer. Maybe u can suggest wan to transfer 2 to increase the chance. Actually any reason why they dunwan to grow the 6day2 to blastocyst?
 

asliceoflemon

New Member
I succeeded my first transfer with a day 2 grade 4 embryo. I transferred 2 day2 embryos and one of them managed to stick. But mine was fresh transfer. Maybe u can suggest wan to transfer 2 to increase the chance. Actually any reason why they dunwan to grow the 6day2 to blastocyst?
Yeah I think this time I’ll ask doc to transfer two. They freeze because my first cycle all cannot grow past day 4 which as same for the ones they went to observe this cycle (6 frozen vs 9 observed). That’s why the doctor freeze the day 2 as back up.

Cannot do fresh transfer because the trigger I did for FET cause me to have my period one week after ET.

really don’t know what to expect now cos my history seems to show nothing can grow past day 4.
 

Kimchi-ger

Active Member
1 grade 4, 5 grade 3! Thanks really trying to stay hopeful. Maybe better in womb than lab. Thanks for the encouragement ;)
For the las round, have 11 day 3 embryos ranging from grade 3 to 5. But only 2 make it to blastocyst in the lab. So sometimes inside the womb might be a better envt. Anyway, stay positive! When are u gg for FET?
 

asliceoflemon

New Member
For the las round, have 11 day 3 embryos ranging from grade 3 to 5. But only 2 make it to blastocyst in the lab. So sometimes inside the womb might be a better envt. Anyway, stay positive! When are u gg for FET?
I’m seeing doctor for review tomorrow and will decide! Your last round was recently, have you transferred yet?
 

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