The baby they almost didn't have
Adeline Tan and her husband are part of the growing number of couples in Singapore1 who turned to In-Vitro-Fertilization (IVF) after many unsuccessful attempts at conceiving. Thankfully, through the medical intervention she has been blessed with a healthy baby boy and ever since, life has never been more complete for Adeline and her husband.
In 2013, more than 4,000 couples underwent IVF – more than double the number of 1,750 in 20051 – and this number is likely to increase as more couples attempt to have children at a later age. In addition, many couples nowadays adopt unhealthy lifestyle habits such as alcohol consumption and smoking, all of which greatly reduces fertility2.
The good news is that IVF in Singapore is very advanced. Particularly proficient in IVF are KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) and Thomson Medical Centre (TMC); both hospitals are specialized in women and children. For example, according to KKH – a leading women and children's hospital – 51% of their IVF patients aged 30 years and below become pregnant after IVF, 40% for patients aged 30 to 39, and 15% for patients aged 40 to 443.
Therefore, if you are a woman under the age of 39, have been unsuccessful in conceiving thus far, and have not spoken to an IVF specialist. Now is the time.
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