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Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre

    • Overview

      Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre offers one of the largest groups of fertility specialists in Singapore under one roof. We have been offering fertility services since 1988 and have been assisting thousands of patients, both local and international, with their fertility treatments.

      Accredited as a licensed Assisted Reproduction Centre by the Ministry of Health, Singapore, and the Joint Commission International Board, Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre is committed to working closely with you through our fertility programmes. Our multi-disciplinary team of embryologists, nurses, counsellors and fertility specialists aim to help you succeed in your journey to being a parent.

      Our centre offers a wide range of services that can help with your fertility, including in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) , intra uterine insemination, oocyte retrieval, intra cytoplasmic sperm injection, fresh and frozen-thawed embryo transfer, surgical sperm retrieval, ovarian tissue cryopreservation and oocyte vitrification.

      Our IVF centre aims to consistently perform 100% blastocyst transfer and blastocyst vitrification. We are able to produce a consistent pregnancy rate per frozen embryo transfer because of our dedication in performing routine blastocyst culture and blastocyst transfer. We also routinely perform elective single blastocyst transfer to reduce the risk of multiple births. We also adopt the approach of freezing all embryos to achieve better outcomes and minimise ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).

      Our success rates for clients in different age groups are shown below:

      Pregnancy Rate Frozen Embryo Transfer Fresh Embryo Transfer
      Age 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015(Aug) 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015(Aug)
      <30 78% 46% 54% 52% 69% 63% 42% 68% 40% Nil
      30-34 36% 52% 68% 52% 58% 47% 45% 41% 38% 31%
      35-39 38% 47% 50% 47% 47% 34% 33% 32% 31% 37%
      <40 40% 48% 56% 50% 54% 43% 38% 41% 35% 34%
      ≥40 47% 26% 13% 38% 43% 18% 8% 15% 18% 10%
      Pregnancy Rate
      • Age Group<30
        • Frozen Embryo Transfer
        • 201178%
        • 201246%
        • 201354%
        • 201452%
        • 2015(Aug)69%
        • Fresh Embryo Transfer
        • 201163%
        • 201242%
        • 201368%
        • 201440%
        • 2015(Aug)Nil
      • Age Group30-34
        • Frozen Embryo Transfer
        • 201136%
        • 201252%
        • 201368%
        • 201452%
        • 2015(Aug)58%
        • Fresh Embryo Transfer
        • 201147%
        • 201245%
        • 201341%
        • 201438%
        • 2015(Aug)31%
      • Age Group35-39
        • Frozen Embryo Transfer
        • 201138%
        • 201247%
        • 201350%
        • 201447%
        • 2015(Aug)47%
        • Fresh Embryo Transfer
        • 201134%
        • 201233%
        • 201332%
        • 201431%
        • 2015(Aug)37%
      • Age Group<40
        • Frozen Embryo Transfer
        • 201140%
        • 201248%
        • 201356%
        • 201450%
        • 2015(Aug)54%
        • Fresh Embryo Transfer
        • 201143%
        • 201238%
        • 201341%
        • 201435%
        • 2015(Aug)34%
      • Age Group≥40
        • Frozen Embryo Transfer
        • 201147%
        • 201226%
        • 201313%
        • 201438%
        • 2015(Aug)43%
        • Fresh Embryo Transfer
        • 201118%
        • 20128%
        • 201315%
        • 201418%
        • 2015(Aug)10%

      The centre also provides integrated facilities and a full range of equipment, so every couple is assured of a specially tailored fertility programme that suits their needs.

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    • The pregnancy rate for the general population in 20% per month. This means that one out of every five couples who attempt to conceive will be successful. The average time taken to conceive is 5 months and 85% of couples conceive within a year. However, 15% of achieved pregnancies can end in pregnancy loss due to miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy.

      A woman's age is important as fertility declines with age. Other factors that can affect fertility rate include smoking, alcohol, stress and diet. Smoking more than 15 cigarettes a day significantly reduces a woman’s fertility and a man’s sperm count. Similarly, excessive alcohol consumption, drugs and certain medication also reduce fertility in both men and women. Chronic stress may also cause changes in hormones that interfere with the development of eggs. It can also interfere with the immune system and increase the likelihood that a woman’s body will reject an embryo.

      Before you embark on a fertility programme, Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre will help assess your fertility potential. Prior to treatment, both partners have to be checked for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, VDRL, HIV and rubella immunity. The female partner may also be checked for the chlamydia antigen.

      For the female partner:

      A pelvic ultrasound, ovulation testing and hormonal assays may be performed for the wife to determine if any physical issues may hinder fertilisation or implantation, such as endometrial polyps. Hormonal assays will help our doctors determine the ovarian reserve and optimise the dosage of medications required for stimulation.

      For the male partner:

      A physical examination, testicular ultrasound, semen analysis, and hormonal assays can be performed to determine any physical or mechanical issues that may hinder sperm production, sperm quality, or block the ejaculation of sperm.

      Counselling:

      Basic Assisted Reproductive Technique (ART) counselling is necessary if you are referred to Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre for IVF treatment. Counselling is a prerequisite and is provided by a qualified staff nurse. Additional counselling by trained psychologists can be arranged should you feel the need for more support. Your referring doctor will schedule an appointment with Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre for your basic counselling.

      During the course of treatment, you may experience a range of emotions including denial, confusion, anger and isolation. Counselling can help you cope with these feelings. Sometimes, just hearing how others have coped can help too.

      Diet Therapy:

      Prior to embarking on any fertility treatment, it is important to establish optimal health. A healthy diet, vitamin supplements and exercise are key to optimising a couple’s chances of success.

      Couples should plan a balanced, healthy diet and engage in regular exercise for at least 3 months prior to the desired conception cycle.

      Women planning for pregnancy should consider folate supplementation of a minimum of 4mg a day. Adequate folate supplements can reduce the incidence of birth defects affecting the brain, spinal cord, and heart.

      For both men and women, iron, other minerals and vitamin C supplements can help reduce the risk of anaemia. Men may require additional supplements such as zinc and carnitine.

      If necessary, our doctors and trained staff will advise you on the required intake of vitamin and mineral supplements. For more information, you can make an enquiry here.

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    • Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre utilises a wide range of assisted reproduction methods tailored to your personal needs to maximise the likelihood of a successful pregnancy.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      Ovulation Monitoring

      We can track the ovarian follicles using transvaginal ultrasound through the follicular phase until ovulation is anticipated. Urinary LH testing is usually performed in conjunction when the follicle has reached the threshold size.

      Intra-Uterine Insemination

      This refers to the artificial insemination of pre-washed and activated sperm into the uterine cavity.

      Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

      Intracytoplasmic sperm injection utilises an extremely sharp glass needle to inject one morphologically normal sperm directly into the centre of the egg under the guidance of a special microscope.

      This procedure may be necessary for men who have (1) low sperm concentration, anti-sperm antibodies or other genetic sperm defects; (2) blockage or absence of the vas deferens, the tube that delivers sperm from the testicles to the penis; (3) those who have low or failed fertilisation during prior IVF treatments; (4) unknown infertility causes despite diagnostic testing, or other medical history.

      Blastocyst Vitrification/Rapid Freezing

      In-vitro fertilisation can lead to multiple ova fertilisation, which produces more embryos than is required. Vitrification allows the excess blastocysts to be stored for later use. Blastocyst vitrification is also useful for women undergoing treatments that may affect their fertility. Cancer patients, for example, can have their blastocysts cryopreserved. We also cryopreserve a woman’s eggs, which requires the eggs to be stored immediately once they are removed from the body.

      For women whose reproductive potential is threatened by cancer therapy, or women at risk of premature ovarian failure, we also perform cryopreservation or vitrification of ovarian tissue.

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    • At Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre, we are committed to the full process of your fertility treatment, from the initial testing phase before actual treatment until your pregnancy is successful and stable. We seek to provide a holistic environment where all your needs are taken care of, with counselling to help you along this emotional journey.

      By employing the latest in fertility techniques and technology, we hope that our individualised treatment programmes can help couples achieve parenthood in a supportive and private environment.

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