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DATO’ SRI SITI NURHALIZA’S HEARTWARMING JOURNEY TO MOTHERHOOD WITH ALPHA IVF & WOMEN’S SPECIALISTS

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. (more…)

SAVIOUR SIBLING PROGRAMME AND DIRECT HLA TYPING FACT SHEET

 WHAT IS BETA THALASSEMIA? Beta thalassemia is a genetic blood condition whereby the body produces less haemoglobin, an iron-rich protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to all parts of the body. Beta thalassemia occurs most frequently in people from Mediterranean countries, Middle East and Central Asia. Beta thalassemia major is the beta most severe form of thalassemia, it is caused by two copies of mutated HBB gene. If it is left untreated, the affected child may have an enlarged spleen, liver and heart. Their bones may also become thin. Symptoms usually develop in the first 2 years of life. They may have: (more…)

FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EGG FREEZING

WHAT IS EGG FREEZING?

Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation is a procedure in which the eggs from a woman are retrieved, frozen, and stored for future use. The frozen eggs can later be thawed, fertilized, and transferred into the uterus when desired.

Vitrification is the latest method for freezing eggs and the survival rates using vitrification are much higher compared to previous freezing methods like slow freezing. With recent major improvement in the vitrification solutions, such as Cryotec method with certain distinct advantages over all other existing methods of vitrification, egg freezing has become a viable and common option to preserve a women reproductive age.

WHEN SHOULD I FREEZE MY EGGS?

The simple answer is to pursue egg freezing in the prime reproductive years, before 35 years old to take advantage of premium egg quality and quantity. Think of the egg retrieval process and cryopreservation as you would a fall harvest. A woman is born with all of the eggs she will ever have, and over time they diminish in number and cellular integrity.

After 43 years of age, it is usually not recommended to freeze eggs, because the quality of eggs is too poor and the probability of chromosomal abnormalities is high. Do discuss with your fertility specialist to better understand your chance based on your own personal conditions.

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Factors Determine IVF Success Rates

Age The age of the woman is the main factor affecting the success of an IVF. This is because the quality and the quantity of a woman’s eggs reduce as she grows older. Hence, as age increases, the IVF success rate drops. From 24 to 35, women have the highest chances of success with IVF treatment because this is the age range when women are most fertile. (more…)

Fertility Assessment as the first step towards your pregnancy dream

Are you ready for your pregnancy journey? If you have been actively trying to conceive but to no avail after 6 months or 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse, a fertility assessment with a fertility specialist is required. An exact diagnosis is important for finding the right treatment options to achieve your dream. Fertility assessment is the best way to know whether you’re infertile. (more…)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in IVF

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in IVF Alpha IVF is the first centre in Malaysia to offer AI-Enhanced Embryo Selection System to increase IVF success rates and shorten patient’s time to pregnancy. In the tradition of firsts, we at Alpha IVF are committed to put our patients and their fertility needs as our 1st priority. With this latest technology, the most viable embryo that is most likely to lead to pregnancy can be selected during the first embryo transfer. (more…)

SMART IVF PLAN 2021

SMART IVF Program is a full regime IVF that is tailored for women with a good prognosis, age 38 and below. Meaning your reproductive system can benefit from this SMART IVF program at your current time. Hence you need to do the fertility assessment before the Doctor can decide if this program is suitable for you. It involves a series of injections, egg pick up procedure, culturing in the lab to get you a good blastocyst, and a fresh embryo transfer procedure. (more…)

SCIENTIFIC FINDING ON GETTING PREGNANT BEYOND 35!

Know Your Facts

Do you know most healthy women who get pregnant after age 35 and even into their 40s have healthy babies? However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't think about smart ways to make sure you and your baby stay as healthy as possible during your pregnancy. The chances of getting pregnant decline as sharply once you hit 35 as you might have heard. As you age, your number of viable eggs goes down, and this generally starts happening more rapidly once you turn 35. Research has demonstrated that it is often more difficult but not impossible to conceive naturally after a certain age.   Here are some reasons why there is declining pregnancy rate beyond 35 years old; (more…)
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