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.
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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.
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Madam TBL from Sekinchan, Selangor had been struggling hard to have a child of her own for two years. She underwent 2 IUI cycles in 2009 in other center, without success. She then decided to come to Metro IVF for further treatment to have a baby of her own.
After consultation and investigation with our fertility specialist, Dr Tee Swi Peng, the couple was found to have male infertility. She was started on long protocol IVF treatment and egg pick-up was done on 10th December 2010. She had 8-cells-embryos transferred on 13th December 2010. Three weeks later, a single intrauterine gestational sac with fetal heart was detected. Her pregnancy progressed well and she delivered a healthy baby girl weighing 2.8 kg at Hospital Wanita Metro. At last the couple started their family.
Two years later, she returned back to Metro IVF wanting to have a second baby. She had her second IVF treatment which was unsuccessful. However, she had frozen embryos.
Six months later, she had frozen embryos transferred using her natural cycle. Five weeks later, ultrasound scan showed 2 pregnancy sacs with fetal heart present. Wow! She had twin pregnancy. Her twin pregnancy progressed well. At 20th weeks, detailed scan showed she had 2 healthy boys. Wow! The couple was very happy indeed. They delivered 2 healthy boys by Caesarean on 11 August 2015 weighing 1.97 kg and 2.05 kg.
The couple and their in-laws were extremely happy because finally they have completed their family with 2 boys and 1 girl of their own.
Madam Chang, from Klang, had tried to conceive for 2 years after their marriage. They decided to come to Metro for consultation and assistant to have a baby of their own.
Initial investigation showed that her right fallopian tube was blocked, hormone level was normal and sperm count was normal. She was advised for IVF with ICSI treatment and their first treatment cycle was in November 2010 which was not successful.
Their determination and never give up attitude made them came back to Metro IVF to start her second IVF cycle in May 2011. She had her embryo transfer on 29th June 2011. Three 4-cells-embryos was transferred on day 2. Her 2 weeks was uneventful. Four weeks later, ultrasound scan showed she had 1 pregnancy sac. The following week, ultrasound scan showed she had 2 pregnancy sacs with 2 fetal hearts. So happy! She had twin pregnancy. Her twin pregnancy progressed well. At 20th week, detailed scan showed she had two healthy girls. She delivered the 2 girls weighing 2.5 kg and 2.1 kg by Caesarean on 1st March 2012.
She came back to Metro IVF in February 2015 wanting another child. She proceed with IVF treatment and egg pick up was performed on 28th February 2015. Two 4-cell-embryos with Grade-1 and Grade-2 were transferred. Her two weeks was uneventful. On 12 March (i.e. 12 days post egg pick up) her serum β-hCG was 153.1 IU/L and her urine pregnancy test was positive.
She delivered at 38th week gestation, a baby boy weighing 3 kg. The couple was so happy they have completed their family with 2 girls and 1 boy of their own following IVF treatment.
Puan Lina, 32 years old and Encik Muhzan, 39 years old from Muar, Johor were married for 5 years and had been trying to have at least a baby of their own. They had tried traditional medicine without success.
Following friend’s recommendation, they came to see the fertility specialist for advises. Puan Lina’s detailed investigations showed that her right tube was blocked. Laporascopy was done and she was found to have endometriosis which was treated surgically.
On 1st July 2011, she started her injection for her long IVF protocol. Egg pick up was performed 20 days later and three days later, embryo transfer was performed with 3 embryos at 7, 8 and 9-cell stage. Surprisingly, her serum β-hCG test was 386 IU/L on day 12 post embryo transfer. Urine pregnancy test was positive. Six weeks later, two pregnancy sacs with 2 fetal hearts were seen during ultrasound scan. She has twin! She delivered her twin on 29th March 2012 by Caesarean Section. Both were baby girls weighing 2.43 kg and 2.65 kg and are well and healthy.
Two years later, she wants to have her third baby. In December 2014, she had her second IVF treatment at Metro. Three embryos, at 4-cell stage were transferred two days after her egg pick up. Three weeks later, two gestational sacs with fetal hearts were seen. She had twin pregnancy again! At 20th week gestation, the detailed scan showed that she had 2 healthy boys. Wow! Two boys this cycle! Her pregnancy progressed well and she delivered 2 healthy boys by Caesarean section. She and her husband were very happy to have completed their family with Metro IVF and have two boys and two girls of their own.
Thank you Metro IVF.
Subramaniam and Louisana are nice couple from Kapar town. They were married in 1999. In their quest to complete their family, they tried hard to get pregnant naturally but remained childless after 15 years of marriage. In 2012, Lousiana was already 41 years old and the hubby was a decade more senior than her. Then, they decided to try medical treatment.
Between 2012 and 2013, they had attempted a total of six IUI cycles at several centres but were all futile.
Despite their many failures, they did not yield. Then, they were recommended by friends to come to Metro IVF in August 2013. Upon a detailed investigation and consultation, the fertility specialist , Dr. Tee advised Louisana to go for IVF with ICSI treatment. She agreed to the treatment and scheduled their first IVF cycle in May 2014. She had her eggs pick up on 9th June 2014 and three embryos were transferred back to her wombs two days later. Her pregnancy progressed to 7th week. To her disappointment, this first cycle ended with early miscarriage.
With the support and encouragement from her husband and the IVF counselor, she remained optimistic and regained her confidence soon. She accepted a new challenge and went for the second cycle with Metro IVF six months later. This time, the Fertility Specialist picked up her eggs on 8th December 2014 and successfully transferred two embryos back into her womb two days later. Although the embryos were of Grade 3, the cycle was successful. Her urine test was positive and her Beta-hCG was 139 IU/L twelve days after the transfer. Her pregnancy progressed normally. She delivered a healthy baby boy on 18th August 2015 by Caesarean section. The couple was so happy that after waiting for 15 years, they finally have a baby boy of their own.
All good things come to those who wait.
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..