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Benefits of Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

An embryo is formed when the egg is fertilized by the sperm. The embryos created in in vitro fertilisation (IVF) can be transferred back to the woman’s uterus in 2 ways:
  1. Fresh Embryo Transfer (ET) Fresh ET is the transfer of embryos that are formed 3 or 5 days after oocyte pick up (OPU) during fresh IVF cycle.
  2. Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) FET uses frozen embryos for transfer. Similar to fresh cycle, fertilised embryos are cultured until day 3 or day 5. Depending on the quality of the embryo, slow developing embryos may need to be cultured to day 6 or day 7 in order to form blastocysts. Those embryos that the embryologists deemed as freezable grade are frozen. This would mean that embryos which are able to survive the freezing and thawing process will be frozen. Poor quality embryos will not survive the harsh freezing and thawing process. All freezable grade embryos are frozen and stored for future implantations.

Managing PCOS with diet

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is often associated to obesity as it is prevalent in PCOS women. Glucose, a trigger, is capable of inducing oxidative stress, thereby stimulating an inflammatory response [1]. With dietary control, we can maintain a healthy weight and manage insulin levels better. There is no standard or perfect diet for PCOS. However, following two diets may help manage PCOS symptoms. (more…)

7 Facts About IUI

Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that involves placing processed sperm sample directly into a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilisation. You can read more about IUI process and patient’s journey here. The content of this article is contributed by Alpha KL. (more…)

PGT (Pre-implantation Genetic Testing) Co-funding Scheme

A new co-funding scheme for Pre-implantation Genetic Testing for Monogenic / Single Gene Defects (PGT-M) and Chromosomal Structural Rearrangements (PGT-SR) was recently introduced as part of the Government’s effort to support couples in their parenthood journey with effect from 1st July 2022. This scheme will provide financial support for eligible couples who wish to conceive but are at risk of transmitting serious inheritable diseases to their offspring [1]. (more…)

When should I visit a fertility clinic?

There are various reasons why a visit to the fertility clinic is required. If you and your spouse have difficulty getting pregnant after trying for a long time, it is recommended to visit a fertility clinic. A fertility clinic provides comprehensive fertility related tests and services to help married couples conceive a child of their own. When couples could not get pregnant after trying a long time, fertility specialist may run fertility test to find out the cause of infertility. (more…)