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.