Did you know? As many as 15%1 of couples in Singapore are unable to conceive within a year of trying for a child. Unsurprisingly, the number of Singaporean parents-to-be opting for IVF continues to climb steadily – from 2013 to 2017 alone, the number of IVF cases jumped from 5,500 to 7,700.  Getting pregnant is not as easy as most people think, and artificial conception is not able to promise a child; even if success is had, it can often take copious tries, financial sacrifices, and umpteen emotional rollercoaster rides.  If you’re...

In-vitro fertilisation, or IVF for short, is an assisted reproductive technique (ART) for couples who haven’t been able to conceive naturally. The first IVF baby was born in 1978, and since then, IVF has come a long way from its early years of single-digit success rates. Today, in IVF cases where the woman is 35 years old or younger, there is roughly a 50%1 chance of success. In Singapore, IVF success rates tend to range from 50 to 60%, and most couples are able to get pregnant by their third cycle. Yet,...

Today, egg freezing in Singapore is a popular fertility treatment offered to women with medical conditions that affect their ability to conceive naturally (eg. thyroid, cancer, endometriosis). However, it remains that not many countries allow for the use of this method for healthy, fertile women who are seeking it for other reasons such as their careers, lack of a partner, or even educational pursuits. After years of deliberation, the government has decided that from 20231, all women aged 21 to 35, regardless of their marital status, will be allowed fertility treatment...

In vitro fertilization, otherwise known as IVF or test-tube baby, is a type of assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment that involves combining a woman’s egg and man’s sperm in a lab to form an embryo. The very first successful delivery of an infant conceived through IVF was recorded in 1978 - since then, this procedure has helped countless couples around the world who have struggled to conceive naturally.   Despite its achievements in human reproduction, IVF wasn’t easily accepted during its early days and still has some stigma surrounding it today....