We adhere to almost Swiss-time punctuality.
Registration : 8.30-9am
Session starts at 9am, GMT +8 for Malaysia time zone
I have to be specific when talking about time here :))
30-minute talk followed by 30-minute Q-and-A and free consultation.
(Only a small group of couples is preferred (20 couples). Don't worry, this is a monthly session. I take turn with another IVF specialist/fellow)
Either in Bahasa Malaysia or English.
So, what's news?
Apart from the usual IVF talk (why, when, process etc etc),
BLASTOCYST STAGE Embryo Transfer.
See the difference above?
The sizes, for example.
Even blastocyst embryo transfers do not result in 100% pregnancy rate.
Blastocyst Embryo Transfer (Day-5 or Day-6) gives the highest pregnancy rate compared to
Day-2 or Day-3.
Two embryos (mostly, in >85-90%)
One embryo (sometimes, in 10-13%)
Three embryos (in a small selected group, about 2-3% ie in those who had had unsuccessful IVF attempts or if there is only 1 blastocyst while the other 2 are still behind blastocyst-stage)
Never four embryos with this approach
Embryo selection is very important.
Apart from 'rezeki',
..... probably that is why our pregnancy rate has always been maintained at above 50% every month, this year (except for January when it was 44%). All in. Every patient who underwent/completed the cycle until ET was included in these statistics (all age group including those who had taken the medicine 'wrongly' not as instructed).
One of the highest (if not the highest) pregnancy rates in IVF centres in Malaysia, considering I do NOT do IVF/ICSI using oocyte donor or surrogate mother or sperm donor (expectantly the pregnancy rate should be higher if oocyte donor, sperm donor and surrogacy are included).
This is higher than the pregnancy rate in normal couples (15-25% per cycle).
- Nothing to boast around as this can also happen to any IVF centre that does blastocyst culture.
- Nothing magical.
- Nothing to do with me (as I am not God)
We need to have a good IVF lab and embryologist.
That is factor number 1 in determining IVF success.
No 2 : patient factor.
- Healthy eating.
- Ideal body weight.
- Do not smoke.
- Have faith and do not easily give up.
ICSI-blastocyst : the way forward for us.
Embryo Culture until Day-5 or Day-6 is already included in the package price.