As you may already be aware, IVF treatment in Singapore is expensive. This post covers some of the most common cost-related questions that my patients ask me about, as well as explains exactly what you are paying for in both public and private hospitals.
Since the 1st in-vitro fertilization (IVF) baby was born in 1978, the science of fertility has been advancing at breakneck speed. The technology we have today to help couples conceive would have been science fiction to those of our parents’ generation. This guide will explain all you need to know about IVF treatment in Singapore, as well as address the most frequent questions that patients who are trying to get pregnant commonly ask me in clinic.
If you ever asked a women one thing she would change about being female, it would almost definitely be periods. Not only are periods bloody and painful (or bloody painful), they're also associated with the notorious PMS.
So, is PMS a ploy created by a secret organisation of women designed to give females a free pass for being grumpy once a month? Or perhaps it was a term coined by sexist males who didn’t take females seriously and wanted to put everything down to "hormones"?
HOW DO GYNAECOLOGISTS HAVE BABIES? 13 ESSENTIAL INSIGHTS TO HOW DOCTORS MANAGE THEIR OWN PREGNANCIES
Let me first begin with a caveat that this post is solely based on the observations of my gynaecologist colleagues, and my own pregnancy/birthing experiences as a mummy of 3. The timespan of this was over 17 years, during the time I was first practising as a junior doctor, then as a gynaecologist consultant in Singapore.
At least 30 colleagues of mine have had babies over this time period, and for some, certainly more than once or twice.
Due to the hectic lifestyles that Singaporeans lead, many don’t settle down until they’re in their 30's. I commonly see patients in my endocrine clinic who had no idea that they were having hormonal issues in the first place (until they started trying for a baby)!
In this article, I describe 5 conditions where hormones can affect fertility, as well as the corresponding treatments.
Most of obstetrics (labour and delivery) is usually uneventful, but when a problem arises, things can go downhill in the blink of an eye.
The role of your attending obstetrician and midwives is to react quickly in these situations to ensure the safety of you and your baby.
Here are my top tips for your pregnancy journey and giving birth, based on my personal experience helping mummies deliver babies in Singapore over the last 13 years!
1 in 3 women worldwide will have an abortion in their lifetime. This in-depth guide answers all the most common questions about getting an abortion in Singapore.
I hope to help dispel some of the myths surrounding abortions in Singapore by addressing the concerns that women raise at my clinic.
Many Singaporeans are not aware that their symptoms are due to PCOS. In this article, I’ll be addressing the common concerns that women with PCOS may have. The beauty of PCOS (and of most things in endocrinology) is that it's a readily treatable condition.