DATO’ SRI SITI NURHALIZA’S HEARTWARMING JOURNEY TO MOTHERHOOD WITH ALPHA IVF & WOMEN’S SPECIALISTSShearn
It took 11 years for Malaysia’s pre-eminent singer, Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin, to become a mother. After more than a decade of dashed hopes, Siti Nurhaliza finally fell pregnant in 2017, and announced her news to the press during her fourth month of pregnancy after the fifth cycle of IVF done at Alpha IVF & Women’s Specialists. The adorable baby girl Siti Aafiyah weighing 3.55kg was delivered via C-section on March 19, 2018 at 8.17am at a private hospital in Kuala Lumpur.
“When I went for the first cycle of treatment, I wasn’t too strict on myself. After the transfer of the embryo to the uterus, I resumed my daily activities and didn’t restrict my movements,” she said.
“But after several failed attempts, I realised that my body was fragile and I should be more focused on being extra-careful throughout the process. On top of that, I couldn’t wait much longer because I wasn’t young anymore.”
On 1st December 2020, Siti Nurhaliza again revealed that she is pregnant with her second child via a virtual press conference after Siti Aafiyah is two-year-old, which is due around April/May 2021.
“I knew when the time is right, we would share this news with all of you, especially our family, relatives, friends, fans and anyone who knows us,” she wrote on an Instagram post alongside a photo that revealed her baby bump.
This ended the speculation of her pregnancy that had been widespread after she scaled down her appearances and had noticeably been keeping under the radar for months.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), infertility is “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. WHO also declares that infertility and subfertility affect a significant proportion of humanity and it is a public health issue.
If you are trying to start or expand your family and are considering IVF, this is the right time to speak to Alpha IVF’s fertility specialists. The dream of having a child should not be outside of the reach of any family, especially those who are struggling to conceive on their own and who could benefit from fertility treatment.
According to Mayo Clinic, IVF is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology. During IVF, mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a laboratory. Then the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs (embryos) are transferred to a uterus to establish into pregnancy.
IS IVF IS THE RIGHT OPTION FOR ME?
IVF may be an option if you or your partner has:
- Problems with uterus or fallopian tubes damage or blockage.
- Ovulation disorders.
- Uterine fibroids.
- Problem with sperm production or function.
- Unexplained infertility
- A genetic disorder
- Fertility preservation for cancer or other health conditions.
Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza’s Advice to Couple Attempting IVF
Her advice to couples who are keen on going for IVF? “Be patient and understand the concept of rezeki — what is meant for you will come to you. The couple must stay focused and be physically and mentally prepared to go through the process especially to overcome the two big challenges in infertility treatments: The process itself and people’s perception.
“On top of it all, the couple must understand and appreciate each other. The husband must understand that the wife is not only facing physical changes but emotional changes as well. Try to stay positive and support each other. And don’t be shy to seek help.”
“My hopes stayed alive because I always believe that rezeki (gift) comes in many forms and Allah will eventually grant what I wish for as He knows what is right for me. That was my strength. That kept me going.
“I never gave up and it was worth the wait,” she says.
EPF for IUI and IVF.
For those worrying that they will be forced to bear the cost of IVF out of their own pockets, the government now allows EPF members to withdraw from Account 2 to fund fertility treatments such as IUI and IVF.
Who Can Apply?
Legally married Malaysians and non-Malaysians under the age of 55 with savings in Account 2.
How To Apply?
1: Schedule an appointment with our fertility specialists
2: Visit Alpha IVF for a consultation and assessment
3: Begin IVF treatment
4: Submit documents to KSWP
5: Full payment will be credited to your account
About Alpha IVF & Women’s Specialists
Alpha IVF & Women’s Specialists is fully equipped with a wide range of revolutionary fertility technology, including EmbryoScope+ time-lapse embryo monitoring and the Cryotec cryopreservation system that consistently achieves complete survival of embryos and blastocysts during the freeze-thaw process to optimise every couple chance to become a parent.
For more details, please call us on 03 6141 6166 or WhatsApp 012 568 6290 now!