The birth of Louise Brown in 1978 was the culmination of decades of scientific research in reproductive medicine. Since then, numerous breakthroughs in both clinical medicine and basic science have allowed an increasing number of infertile couples the chance to have a baby. Till date approximately 5 million babies have been born through assisted reproduction […]
Yet another year has passed by us! We all intend to welcome the New Year with new goals and plans to work towards a better us. Some will be making New Year resolutions like ‘I want to lose weight’ ‘I want to grow a step higher in my career’. For some couples, the New Year […]
In our previous interview with Dr Helena Lim, we got to know about the book “Catching My Baby Dust” that documents stories of 14 couples who underwent the IVF journey. We continue our talk with Dr Helena and today we will hear from her about Egg Freezing. Egg Freezing is a process in which a […]
For couples that are trying to start a family, it can get really frustrating if they are unable to conceive soon. At times, the reasons for not conceiving may be simple but some times, the cause can be infertility. Dr Helena Lim has put together a book called “Catching My Baby Dust” and we spoke to […]
Our Monash IVF Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr James Thiedeman & Fertility Specialist Dr Helena Lim Yun Hsuen (KL Fertility Centre/ Monash IVF, KL) spoke to New Straits Times on Egg Freezing and the technology involved.
As a woman gets older, her fertility reduces. This is more apparent once she crosses the age of 35. The risk of miscarriage also increases with age e.g.: below 25 years, the miscarriage rate is 7%. above 40 years, the risk rises sharply to between 30% and 50%. Age < 25 25 – 35 36 […]
Ovulation becomes infrequent or stops; Periods are irregular and/or heavy; Natural conception is reduced; Therapies to help ovulation are not as successful; There is a higher chance of miscarriage.
A well balanced nutritional diet 3-4 months prior to conception maximises the chance of conception and live birth. This is true for both natural conception as well as IVF & ICSI. Folic acid taken daily reduces neural tube defects; Reducing stress improves ovulation and the chance of spontaneous conception; High caffeine intake decreases fertility; Smoking […]