Primary ovarian insufficiency or POI is when the ovaries stop producing eggs before a woman turns 40. POI happens in 1% of women and can be confirmed with a scan (no eggs in ovary) along with low AMH levels in her blood. Women with POI will suffer infertility and if she wants to bare a child, the option is undergoing IVF with door eggs (OD – oocyte donor).
Alicia from Australia has POI when she was only 20 years old. She had 5 unsuccessful cycles of IVF with OD (using sequential protocol). However, she was determined & did not loose hope.
Day 3 embryos were transferred and Alicia was pregnant.
She traveled to Malaysia in 2017 to continue her treatment. Her 6th cycle was at Metro IVF (using concurrent protocol) with fresh embryo transfer (photo above). She was finally pregnant on her 6th cycle and delivered a healthy baby.
Alicia’s perseverance has paid off. She and her husband are blessed with a cute baby of their own.
“Never give up on your dreams” is one of those old clichés we often hear. Couples undergoing fertility treatment in particular IVF go on an emotional roller coaster ride. No words can describe the anxiety a couple has to face during a cycle which is emotionally, physically and financially taxing.
Mdm A and her husband had their first IVF cycle in another center. The first cycle was not successful and she undergone a myomectomy subsequently. Her subsequent 2nd and 3rd IVF at the same center ended up in failure too, that is when they decided to switch to a center with known high success rates – Metro IVF.
Putting their hopes in Metro IVF, a stimulation protocol was curated to suit the couple, coupled with close monitoring by the fertility team and counsellors. On her 3rd attempt at Metro IVF, the couple is blessed with a pair of baby boys and delivered on the 27th of February 2020. After going through 6 years of trying, 6 IVF cycles, countless injections and emotional stress, they are finally blessed with 2 health children of their own.
When you have your heart set on something, dreams can become a reality.
The inspirational story of Pn. Lina’s perseverance and grit which led her to conceive a child of her own with the help of IVF using her own eggs at 46 years old was recently picked up by local newspaper – The Star. Read the full article here.
JW Li had been trying to have a baby since her marriage of 10 years duration. She tried 3 cycles of IVF in her homeland without success. Then, following advice from a friend, she came to MetroIVF for her 4th IVF treatment. Her treatment was faced with many challenges including travelling to and fro from China, leaves and Immigration barrier. It was all worth it when her result came. She conceived with twins!!
And just before Chinese New Year, she delivered, just in time to usher in the New Year.
Ms Sharon from Califonia, USA is married for 10 years and had been trying to have a baby without result. She is 36. She was visiting Malaysia when she heard of Malaysia Health Tourism and took the opportunity to have her fertility treatment in Malaysia. After much searching through the web and through contacts, she decided to have her consultation at Metroivf and her first visit was on 13-3-2017. She was found to have ovarian factor infertility from local investigations and from her past medical report which fortunately she brought along. She and her husband were so confident of MetroIvf and request to have their treatment started that same day. She was on her ninth day of her cycle and because of her irregular cycle; the attending fertility specialist Dr Tee Swi Peng decided that she can start her treatment that day. She had her egg pickup on 23-3-2017 and managed to produce 4 good embryos. However, due abnormal progesterone level, fresh embryo transfer was cancelled and the embryos were frozen. Her husband had to leave to America due to some urgent matter.
Sharon stayed on to continue her FET treatment and on 17-4-2017, two frozen embryos were transferred. Three weeks later a small pregnancy sac was seen within the uterus. Bravo! Sharon is pregnant! Her husband was so delighted to hear the best news that they have been waiting for and he came back to Malaysia and fetched her home to America. In January 2018, she delivered a healthy baby girl, a joy to the family in the cold winter.
This is the smoothest, swiftest and yet successful IVF cycle for an overseas couple from America. She still has two frozen embryo for next cycle.
Couple from RoseMead, USA
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Look here, I’m walking (March 2019)
Mr and Mrs LML are a lovely couple from Singapore. They got married at 40 years old and have been trying for a child since. They had 3 failed IVF cycles and their fertility specialist in Singapore did not recommend her to try again with her own eggs as her FSH level was already very high. Her AMH levels (ovarian reserve indicator) were low which confirmed that she was nearing menopause.
Mrs LML went to numerous centres for a second opinion but decided to finally settle for Metro IVF as she had read and heard many good reviews. She finally decided to have an IVF with Egg Donor cycle with Metro IVF as she was very comfortable with the doctor and staff here.
Mrs LML commenced her cycle in March 2016. Her donor produced 16 mature oocytes which was then matched with her husband’s sperm via ICSI. 2 Grade 2 and 1 Grade 3 embryos were transferred on ET day and 3 embryos were frozen for future use.
In early April 2016, Mrs LML informed us that her BHCG was 116.4IU/L. When she repeated BHCG after another 4 days, it increased to 402IU/L. We advised her to go for a scan to detect the gestational sac and heartbeat. Unfortunately fetal heartbeat was continuously not detected till 8 weeks and D+C was scheduled.
Mrs LML was advised to rest for a few months before attempting FET with her remaining embryos.
In September 2016, Mrs LML started her FET cycle. FET was done with 2 Grade 2 and 1 Grade 3 embryos.
2 weeks later, she informed that she was pregnant again. Her BHCG was 238.8IU/L and progressed to 1355.2IU/L 4 days later.
Their family life is finally complete when she delivered her baby boy in June 2017.
Madam Fama and her husband are from Libya and were married in 2010. They are expatriates currently residing in Pahang and came to us in 2013 seeking treatment for infertility following recommendations from their friends. Madam Fama attempted to try for pregnancy a few times with Clomid as she was wary of doing too many injections during IVF. Her previous experience of doing IUIs in Pakistan also made her wary as she was uncomfortable being probed and scanned as she was a bit shy in nature.
Two years later, after numerous unsuccessful tries with Clomid, we finally managed to persuade her to reconsider IVF. Her IVF cycle commenced in August 2015. 10 oocytes were harvested and ET with 3 embryos was done 3 days later.
Her luteal support appointment was uneventful when she was suddenly admitted to ward as she was displaying symptoms of OHSS. Blood was taken to confirm OHSS and to check for her BHCG level. Her BHCG was 373IU/L which indicated that she was pregnant and it was probable that her pregnancy might have aggravated her mild OHSS symptoms.
Initially, one gestational sac was detected but as her pregnancy went along, we detected two sacs with heartbeats. Her pregnancy progressed well and further scans showed that she was carrying twin girls!
She has recently delivered and the couple is happily enjoying the presence of their little girls..
Mrs Yi and her husband are from China. Her husband works for an international company and his work led them to relocate to Malaysia. They have been actively trying to get pregnant since they got married way back in 2010. Unfortunately, the long wait has never yielded any positive result. They finally decided to go for fertility testing in Metro IVF when Mrs Yi came numerous across encouraging reviews online. Semen analysis indicated that Mr Yi has azoospermia and further testing revealed that he was also not able to produce any sperm. Mr and Mrs Yi was devastated at first but her ever supportive husband was open to the idea of having a sperm donor and encouraged Mrs Yi to try.
Mrs Yi underwent IUI in April 2014 and June 2014 but pregnancy eluded them.
They finally opted for IVF in August 2014. On OPU day, 11 oocytes were harvested but only 3 were good for transfer on ET day. Sadly, these embryos failed to implant.
Though both of them felt very disappointed and very disheartened, they still wanted to try again for a child. They were advised to rest for a few months and they finally came back in April 2015 to try IVF again. This time around 17 oocytes were harvested, 3 embryos were transferred and another 3 embryo were able to be frozen for future use.
2 weeks later (May 2015), when the UPT strip showed a double line and her pregnancy was confirmed with a BHCG of 953IU, Mr and Mrs Yi was overwhelmed with emotion. They were so happy and the joy was doubled when they saw 2 gestational sacs with heartbeat (and 1 smaller empty sac) a few weeks later. Mrs Yi made preparations to go back to China as her visa was due and she wanted to be with her family who could take care of her.
Events took a drastic turn in September 2015 when Mr Yi made a call to inform us that Mrs Yi had miscarried her twins at 25+weeks due to cervical imcompetence. He indicated his wife’s desire to come back for an FET cycle with their remaining embryos. Mrs Yi was advised to rest for at least 6months to recuperate.
Nearly a year later, in August 2016 Mrs Yi came back to us to start her FET cycle. Her steely determination and bravery left us in awe. 3 embryos were transferred in September 2016 and when she emailed from China indicating that she was pregnant again, all of us were overjoyed. She is currently a stay at home mom to her precious baby girl!! Her steely determination has finally been rewarded.
Madam Wei is 37 years old and came from China. She was recommended by her friends to have IVF treatment at Metro IVF in Malaysia. This is her second marriage and she been trying for a child for the last 4 years.
From her first marriage, she had two children age 16 and 11 years. For the last 12 months she had been taken Chinese fertility medicine without any positive result. A friend of her, who had successful treatment at Metro IVF advised her to seek medical treatment.
The couple flew to Malaysia in …….. and after much investigations was found to have severe male factor. Her husband has extremely low sperm count and quality. Hence, they were advised for the IVF treatment and they proceed on the same month.
She had egg pick up on ……. And 11 eggs were retrieved. Three embryos were transferred and she had another 2 good quality embryos which were frozen for later use.
They planned to travel back China after confirmation of pregnancy result. The two weeks of waiting was a long wait. Her initial high hope and expectation began to fall. At the end of 2 weeks she was tense and anxious. Her urine pregnancy was positive and her blood bHCG was high too. She is pregnant! She was filled with joy, smile and relieved.
After that, they collected 2 months of medication which she requires because these medicine may not be available back in China. Three weeks later, our Metro IVF team received news from her that the ultrasound scan showed two pregnancy sacs, She has twins and it’s a double joy for the couple. We too were extremely delighted to hear the good news.
Nine months later, their twin babies were born. It is one boy and one girl twins. A third joy for the couple. They are enjoying their parenthood journey with their twins and many months later they may return to Metro IVF for their frozen embryos.
Madam Su, is a 31 years old woman from Nigeria. The couple had a child conceived naturally in 2001. Since then, they have been trying have a second child. 15 years passed and they are still waiting. The pressure to have a second child increases as time pass and they have tried several treatment in her homeland without success.
Then in 2016, her husband was placed to work in Malaysia and she took this opportunity to seek fertility treatment in Malaysia. After going through several centers and consultation, the couple finally decided to have her treatment with Dr Tee Swi Peng at Metro IVF @ Setiawalk.
Madam Su and her husband went through several tests including Ultrasound scan, tubal test, hormone assay and sperm analysis. She was found to have blockage in her right tube and her husband’s sperm analysis showed oligoasthenoteratozoospermia which means he has male factor. The couple realized their problem and proceed with IVF treatment with delay.
In December 2016, she was counseled and started on antagonist protocol for her IVF treatment. The couple was very keen and cooperative. Following stimulation, she managed to have five developing follicles but couple remained highly positive throughout the cycle. Three successfully developed into embryo and were transferred.
Two weeks later, her UPT was strongly positive and her blood bHCG was markedly raised! The couple was so delighted to hear the news. At last, after waiting for 15 years their angel has arrived! Another two weeks passed and a single pregnancy sac with beating heart seen. Her 1st trimester scan at 12 weeks and detail scan at 20 weeks were all normal. On her 30 weeks of pregnancy, she experienced on leaking and was warded. However, everything turned out fine and her pregnancy progress smoothly there after.
On 7th September 2017, madam Su started having contractions and was admitted. At midnight, the cry of their baby was heard. Their precious little sweetie pie had safely delivered under the hands of Dr Elizebeth! Both couple were extremely delighted with the arrival of their little princess!
Their little princess brings lot of joys and happiness to the couple! MetroIVF team was equally happy for the couple.