IVF in Singapore

by Jade on January 8, 2009

apregnantgirlI have been talking about IVF with a girlfriend who is undergoing this procedure in the USA. Hubby and I are also considering this option in case we are still unsuccessful in trying to conceive by the end of this year. This program involves daily anti-hormone injections for a period of 2-3 weeks, followed by hormone injections to stimulate egg growth for another 2 weeks. Egg extraction will then be performed with embryo transfer 2-3 days later.

IVF treatment however is not very cheap. In the Philippines, according to  my girlfriend it would be around ivfP300,000.00 ( us $6,468.00) while in Singapore IVF- ICSI treatment can cost from about US$7,000 to $10,000 per cycle.

When I say per cycle it means per trial, you see it’s not very sure that you will be successful on the first time you do this procedure. I was wondering if there is a health insurance that covers the cost of the procedure. It would definitely be a great help.

The coming days I will try to spend some time and read some articles on IVF to make an informed decision.

Have you or do you know somebody who has gone through this procedure as well? Please share here your experiences or knowledge on the subject. It would be greatly appreciated.

Useful Source of Information:
IVF Journies

UPDATE:
I have started IVF last June 2009 and I am pregnant ;) ! You can read about it here – My IVF Journey!

Goodluck to you and babydust to everyone who wishes to have a baby.





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liza January 8, 2009 at 4:09 am

ouch! expensive pala. i pray that you won’t have to go through that process anymore. good luck and happy new year.

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chris January 8, 2009 at 10:40 pm

I’ve always found IVF as a fascinating subject. In fact my wife and I have considered it since we wanted another child but we also wanted to spare my wife from a 6th pregnancy…I look forward to your updates.

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Jade January 8, 2009 at 10:43 pm

@ liza – yeah it is really expensive lalo na kung di mag work out the first time. I hope that we can do it naturally too.

Happy New Year to you too!

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Jade January 8, 2009 at 10:44 pm

@ Chris – It is really interesting. I will definitely be keeping you guys updated.

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cherry January 9, 2009 at 8:44 pm

expensive nga. i agree with liza. i hope you wouldn’t have to undergo IVF. sana you’ll have your little bundle soon kahit walang IVF =)

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Shawie January 10, 2009 at 8:40 am

hi, Jade… I think the option is worth a try:) my sister did the same and so lucky to have it done successfully on a first try. She used to work in a big company and so it was covered by her health insurance. It was 5 years ago here in CA and it cost around 10grand… she was only 25 by then maybe that helped her case… the baby is healthy, smart and beautiful! hehehe…
hope all is well with your plans, don’t give up on hope:)
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Jade January 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

@ Shawie – That’s good but here in SG there are not alot of insurance that covers it I am afraid. *sigh* She’s 25 – ok now I am confident. I think age is also a big factor. I heard that the older the woman is the higher the risk of not having a successful trial.

That’s a cool website – I think it was mentioned in Sex and the City ;)

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trailingspouse January 14, 2009 at 3:20 pm

It is expensive especially here in Singapore. Back home (Australia) the government allows us some cash rebates. I’ve looked into getting separate health insurance from the one my hubby’s company provides and the international companies offers insurance with coverage (Bupa International). It’s worth looking into if you have a year or so up your sleeve, because you need to wait for the waiting period before you can claim.

Good luck….I came across your blog via Expat Blog. :)

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Jade January 14, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Hi Trailing Spouse,

Nice to have you in my blog! I think that in Holland – you could get a part back from the insurance. I will look into BUPA cause I think we would still be here for a year or 2. I think my hubby’s company is with AIG.

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Ria C January 16, 2009 at 3:43 am

Good luck Jade and hubby. I hope you get your wish soon…

Ria C’s last blog post..Happy Anniversary Honey!

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marvie February 4, 2009 at 11:18 am

Hello Jade,

My husband and I will have our first appointment with the IVF doctor in Seattle tomorrow. We inquired that the cost for the procedures would be between $12T to 13T. While, with our BlueCross insurance we may be able to save at least $5T. ‘Hope and pray everything will work well.

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Jade February 4, 2009 at 7:46 pm

@ Ria – Thank you so much!

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Jade February 4, 2009 at 7:47 pm

@ Marvie – Thank you for your input. It’s good to know what IVF would cause in the US. I hope you came back and let us know how you are doing.

I might do in the middle of the year.

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Jamie February 25, 2009 at 2:06 pm

IVF can be very frsutrating. The KEY is to find a good Dr. that you feel comforatable with and you trust.

Peronally, I do not recommend Dr. Lee Wei Hong at Paragon Medical Center.
Prices are much higher and he will call you in for visits, scans and pills for no reason.
You end up spending too much money and eventually get frustrated since nothing happens only to start looking for a new Dr and to start all over agian.
Avoid the hassle.

My opinion.

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Rina Zainal April 28, 2009 at 11:02 pm

pls anyone share your IVF experiences with me…i doing it somewhere in may.. help me…wat shld i do???

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Aran June 25, 2009 at 11:31 am

Hi, am going in for IUI today for the first time @ NUH.Anyone knows anything about the success rates for IUI and IVF in NUH? It is near my work location and hence easier for me to go there but i have been going through blogs and could not find any dicsussions on NUH fertility treatment success rates. Someone pls advise

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Sherry July 17, 2009 at 11:18 pm

I am so happy for you :) . Yippie :)

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Nicole January 27, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Hi! I’m from the Philippines and have been trying to get pregnant for 7 years now. I have many fertility problems though (endometriosis, pco, low LAT, etc.) and so have had many surgeries and done IVF 3 times in Taiwan. I am planning on going to Singapore for my 4th try and am trying to get in touch with Dr. Suresh Nair. Does anyone happen to know how to get in touch with him? He was recommended, but I wasn’t given an email address. The cost in Taiwan was approximately $6000 (US dollars) all in (medicine, dr’s fees, procedures, hotel stay, food, flight from Manila, etc.). How much does it cost in Singapore? I am quite curious as I have heard that it is quite expensive :( In Manila, IVF cost is approximately $10000 (US dollars) for the actual IVF treatment alone. I would love any kind of feedback.
Thanks!

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Ethel December 6, 2011 at 1:46 am

Hi Nicole. I Would like to ask if you had an ivf in Singapore. Who’s your doctor, how much did it cost and how was the procedure. I hope you can help me. Thank you very much.

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aries February 5, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Hi Nicole. I’ve heard that IVF in Cebu costs less and has high success rate but much cheaper… have u heard of Dr. Marivic Tan ? Costs about P 250 – P350K. Landline is 2562433.

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Gemini May 4, 2011 at 10:51 am

@aries, hi! I’m happy to hear about your info of IVF in Cebu. I would really appreciate if you could give me some info about Dr. Marivic Tan details (any email add I can contact?) Thanks in advanced.

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Momma@heart February 17, 2010 at 10:43 am

Hi jade! I am also based in SG. My hubby and I have been married for 7 years and been trying to get pregnant eversince. We moved in SG in 2007 and have seen 2 doctors for 3 years now and have done 5 failed IUIs. I am thinking of having IUI in SG as I am also working here so doing it in Philippines is not an option. Which hospital did you do your IUI and who’s your doctor? Did you need to take. Leave from work during the IVF process? Tnx for sharing your story and goodluck with the baby! God bless!

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Jade February 17, 2010 at 10:56 am

Hi Momma@heart – Nice to hear from you. Looks like we have a lot in common. I am also married for 7 years but we just started trying 2 years ago. What I did is IVF, not IUI but I think my doctor does that also. If you are working here, you can better do the procedure here…the prices in the Philippines are almost the same naman if not more expensive (because if you do it there, you’d have to rent a place for like a month).

I’ll email you my doctor’s details. Goodluck to you too!

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Ina March 14, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Hi, Jade. I’m so glad you started this blog. I just relocated to Singapore with my husband a few months ago, and we would like to try IVF here.

Since you’ve been successful with IVF, I would really appreciate it if you would email me your doctor’s details and some comments about your experience with him/her (quality of service, cost for the entire treatment, etc.) as well.

Congratulations on your pregnancy and take good care of yourself and baby!

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honey March 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Hi Jade, Your blog is worth to read. I am also one of the millions wishing to have a baby and am currently in SG too. Would appreciate if you could email me also your IVF experience (eg. doctor’s details, costs and etc.). Thanks in advance and looking forward to hear from you.

Congratulations!

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Jade March 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Hi Honey,

I will email you shortly. Will give you all the details you need.

Cheers
Jade

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Blake May 3, 2011 at 5:06 am

Jade – if you’re still around and active on your blog. Can you also email me back to provide me with your doctor’s info and costs? I’m Filipino as well but has been living in the US. Been married for a while and been trying for about 2 years. We’re exploring some options in China, Thailand, just started inquiring in the Philippines … and curious to know about Singapore.

Thanks a bunch!

Blake

Honey March 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Hi Jade,

Thanks for your quick reply. Ok will wait for your email.

Take care and God bless.

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Baba March 27, 2010 at 4:32 am

My wife and I have done over 10 IUI’s with no success. IVF here is $15,000.00 and only 40% chance. We would like to know about any other country doing this at a much cheaper cost but with GOOD results. My wife is Filipina and she also worked several years in Taiwan. So these areas are familiar. PLEASE HELPS US

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mia April 25, 2010 at 10:37 am

hi jade can you email me also your doctors detail .thanks

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Jade April 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm

@ Mia – I sent the email. Hope it helps.

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Ann March 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

hi jade, nice to hear your xperience..please can you send me also your doctors detail..thank you

Siromade April 26, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Hi Jade, I’m just reading some of your blog and it find me this topic interesting. I don’t have a baby also at this age 31 and worrying one day if I can have 1 or not but wishing and praying to have our own. My hubby and I had watch a successful story on Australian TV last Sunday title SUNDAY NIGHT. Very interesting story that the one of the donor already had 65 children at the age of 30′s..wow…You can buy it online and I think being mailed to you. You can read more details of everything here.

I’ll just share you the link and to everyone what I’ve found online:

http://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunday-night/investigator/article/-/article/7085509/babies-online-transcript/

Hope it will help who are in need.

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eileen May 26, 2010 at 11:28 pm

hi jade, could you also please email me the details, including the costs for IVF. thanks.

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Mai July 4, 2010 at 12:51 am

Hi!jade can you e mail me your doctors details and how much it cost you. Thank you

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chickie July 18, 2010 at 7:11 pm

hi jade just read about your blog. i am also planning to undergo ivf asap.if possible here in the phils. pls also send me ur doctors details, cost etc. im looking forward to ur reply.tnx so much

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chickie July 18, 2010 at 7:15 pm

hi jade. i just read ur blogs & i am very much interested in ivf especially here in the philippines. i am planning to undergo the procedure anytym soon.pls also email me the details including doctor’s fee,cost etc.i’m looking forward to hearing from u soon.thank you so much

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susan September 29, 2010 at 10:48 pm

hi jade, am also interested in having an ivf treatment. am interested to know details of ivf treatment, doctors fee and location, thank you!

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Mes October 26, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Hi Jade, Your blog is inspiring. My hubby and I also working here in Singapore. Would appreciate if you could email me also your IVF experience (eg. doctor’s details, costs and etc.). Thanks in advance and looking forward to hear from you.

Congratulations!

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coney December 30, 2010 at 8:31 am

hi sis,
I just read the your blog. Please update me regarding your IVF, if you did it. Im so interested,

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jo garcia March 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm

hi jade, am also interested in having an ivf treatment. am interested to know details of ivf treatment, doctors fee and location, thank you!

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Maria April 26, 2011 at 10:08 pm

hi jade, am also interested in having an IVF treatment and interested to know details of the treatment, doctors name, fee and location. thank you! :)

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Jade April 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

@ Maria – I’ve sent you an email.

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Maureen August 10, 2011 at 7:28 am

Hello Jade-

I read your blog and am very interested in learning more about your journey. I am presently taking oc in preparation for egg extraction and will be travelling back to the Philippines to transfer our embryo to our surrogate. I have been researching which facility/doctors in the Phil. has done these procedures.
Would you be kind enough to give me information on your fertility doctor?
Thank You- ;o)

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Ethel December 6, 2011 at 7:30 am

Hi Jade! I’m glad I found your blog. We are planning to have an IvF. My friend insist that Singapore is ok. I hope you can email me the details (doctor’s name, costs, the whole procedure, etc). My problem is I am located in the Philippines. I would have to consider also a place to stay in Singapore. I hope you can help me.

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Jade December 6, 2011 at 10:48 am

Hi Ethel,

Ok I’ll send you an email soon.

Jade

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GT February 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

Hi Jade,
Could you please send me the doc’s detail and price as well.
currently i am live in Singapore as well.
Many thanks!
GT

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Vicky March 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Hi jade,

I wld like to knw the the procedure and the price range and watever details would you be able to let me knw, i am gona do it soon i am jus afraid could you help me inthat thanks:)

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Jade March 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Hi Vicky,

I’ll send you an email :)

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Vicky March 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Hi jade, i forgot let you knw wat procedure it is ivf as doctor’s mentioned tat we are not able to do the IUI only can try Ivf could you let me knw thanks:)

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Jade March 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Hi Vicky,

What we did is IVF. Goodluck!

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Julia April 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Hi Jade,
Thank you for sharing your IVF journey with on with us and congratulations on your pregnancy. My husband and I will relocate to Singapore next year, we would like to try IVF there.

Since you’ve been successful with IVF, I would really appreciate it if you would kindly email me your doctor/hospital’s details and cost for the entire treatment as well. Thank you so much for your help on this matter. I am looking forward to receiving your email.

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depressed mommy June 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Hi Jade,

Been reading your blog and it gave me a little hope. i am also a filipino based here in singapore, I had 2 ectopic pregnancy last oct 2011 and may 2012. I am basically Fallopian Tube(less). :( there are blogs discussing ivf, is it ok to send me which hosp, doctors and how much is the cost? thanks.

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Dolly June 26, 2012 at 1:09 am

Hello Jade,

Could you please email me the detail of the doctor in Singapore and the cost . Thankyou and congratulation :)

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Joan September 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Hi jade,
Been reading your blog and its very inspiring. I have a blocked Fallopian tube and only one ovary left. I also have a septate uterus ivf was recommended, I’m from the Philippines and I’m debating whether to do it here or in Singapore. It would be great if u can email me doctors in Singapore and also here in the Philippines you would recommend. Thank you so much and Godbless

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Sue February 28, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Hi Jade
Thanks so much for sharing with us your story. Can you please share with me the cost, name of Dr and hospital you did you IVF?

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