IVF in Jahor Barhu - Pls vote!

snowpage

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Hi ladies I’m trying to gauge which dr/ clinic has been most effective for IVF pregnancy and live birth rate in Jahore Barhu.
I believe the dr is important but equally if not more is the quality of their labs and embryologist to culture and grow embryos into a blastocysts.

**TMC Clinic vs IVF Bridge** - please comment below if you were successful with a pregnancy or live birth with either of these clinic. TIA.
 

I also did my IVF with Dr Tan of IVF bridge and I am now 11 weeks pregnant with twins (put in 2). Not been an easy journey though, lots of spotting, bleeding and so on. Hoping for the best.

Anyone here intending to consult Dr Tan again once the border opens up?
 

jacqjaq

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I also did my IVF with Dr Tan of IVF bridge and I am now 11 weeks pregnant with twins (put in 2). Not been an easy journey though, lots of spotting, bleeding and so on. Hoping for the best.

Anyone here intending to consult Dr Tan again once the border opens up?
Oh take care !! Hope you see a Singapore gynae now. I stop going to Dr tan the moment my hcg went up .. the jam just too pack. My Gf is going back after the border open up .. congratulations for your twins !! I hope mine was twin, but now one healthy girl feutus. Take care! Your tri 1 ending!
 

Kayen C

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I stopped seeing Dr Tan after my 1st trimester and switched to Dr Claudia Chi at NUH. She's super good! But she went into the private sector liao. I tot of going back to Dr Tan to try for #4 after this saga. I have a few frozen eggs with them.
 

g2hong

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Hi Ladies, my hubby and I are also thinking of going to JB to try for IVF as we have failed 3 fresh cycles in Singapore. May I know if it is very tedious to travel to and fro to JB for the whole treatment?
 

Kayen C

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For my husband and me, yes. Plan ur journey in advance.. we stay in the east. So we'll leave the house at about 6-615am, reach woodlands checkpoint at abt 7am. Cross the border and reach clinic at abt 745am. Q up and hope to be 1st in the q. If we are lucky to be the 1st few in the q and the dr has no procedures on, we will usually leave the place at abt 9-930am. Traffic to sgp is usually clear at that timing. But of cos, we also encountered unfortunate times... thru apps and if traffic is bad, we'll leave by tuas. But one big round to the clinic.. then everything will drag lor.. kena before, rch sgp at abt 1+pm. Btw I was seeing dr tan. Btw we had a few egg retrievals and 3 transfers in total. In our last egg transfer and blood test day, we stayed at a nearby hotel so that we wont rush things into it. I conceive a pair of twins, a chubby boy and a beautiful girl.. they are 8mo now.
 
I travelled by train as it was the fastest way for me...used to reach clinic by 9, i usually take the 8.30 train from woodlands. No jam or queue or anything for those going by train. Travel time from woodlands to jb sentral is 5 mins. Clinic is less than 10 mins drive away from there.

Train tickets are hard to get so i got mine one month in advance and bought for an entire month. The tickets for weekends are usually sold out within minutes. It is not that expensive ($7/pax two-ways).

Lucky for us, the train worked perfectly well so never had issues with jam or anything. But you need to plan in advance.

I stayed in a hotel on the egg transfer day & endo scratch day to make it easier. For egg retrieval, I didn't stay over.

In total we only had to go there like 4 appointments for egg retrieval, then 6X for FET. 1X for my blood test to confirm pregnancy. Thereafter, lockdown kicked in so I just continued seeing a gynae in Sg.
 
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Any comments abt the embryologists?
I have no idea who their embryologist is. My case I had 28 eggs though only 8 fertilized. Out of the 8, 7 turned into blastocyst (Day 5, 6 and 7). I know they dont give up on embryos right after day-5 and allow it to grow further if they feel it will make it thru.

And my transfer were 2 Day-6 blastocysts, both implanted.
 

Kayen C

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I "feel" that their embryologist quite pro. Tbh, I can feel the latest trf was gonna be successful, cos Dr Tan took a long time on the transfer.. it was the most uncomfortable transfer I ever had (i had done 8 transfers, incl 3 at dr tan clinic). While at the procedure, he kept encouraging me and told me it's going to be over soon. Btw I had done PGS.
 

Zcshop

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I "feel" that their embryologist quite pro. Tbh, I can feel the latest trf was gonna be successful, cos Dr Tan took a long time on the transfer.. it was the most uncomfortable transfer I ever had (i had done 8 transfers, incl 3 at dr tan clinic). While at the procedure, he kept encouraging me and told me it's going to be over soon. Btw I had done PGS.
How come u feel 'uncomfy' but the trf is going to be successful? I only did 1 et so far, no feeling at all.

How much u paid for your whole ivf? And how much is the pgs?
 

Kayen C

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During the transfer u will be awake.the procedure took longer than the prev transfers I had. Can somehow feel that dr tan is finding the best "place" to inject the fertilised eggs in.. PGS was RM9.5k. Excluding PGS, per retrieval plus transfer is abt sgd6k. They are quite generous wid the medication and wont charge extra for higher dosage, unlike sgp.
 
Yup, once they quote you a pricing, it is quite standard, no extras all the way till the HCG blood test
The IVF fee itself includes all meds, egg retrieval, all anaesthetia, consultations, FET, embryo storage for the 1st year (up to 5, additional for more), endo scratch, ICSI if needed..PGS is separate for upto 5 embryos...Mine was slightly more than the above quoted though
 

g2hong

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Thanks for the information. Can i also check as the injections need to be kept in the fridge, it is in time to bring them home from jb?
Does PGS help in getting a success in the treatment?
 

Zcshop

Member
Thanks! Can i ask typically what drugs he uses? Gonal-f? Puregon? Menopur? Also, do you ladies have long or short protocol? Any supplements he encourages u to take?
 
For injections, I used ice bags.

Drugs, it may differ case to case i think..and mine was long protocol, like close to 3 months (retrieval to transfer) never took any supplements, TCM or acupuncture...IVF itself requires one to take so many jabs, meds and so on, so I opted to not add anything else..
 

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