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In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)/Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm (ICSI)

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)/Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm (ICSI) - Symptoms

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)/Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm (ICSI) - How to prevent?

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)/Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm (ICSI) - Causes and Risk Factors

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)/Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm (ICSI) - Diagnosis

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)/Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm (ICSI) - Treatments

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)/Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm (ICSI) - Post-surgery care

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)/Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm (ICSI) - Other Information

Disappointment & Risks

  • Cancellation of the treatment cycle may occur due to various reasons, including poor follicular development. Our cancellation rate is approximately 5%.
  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) happens when too many ovarian follicles have developed in response to the usual dosage of medication. Although uncommon, it warrants medical attention until its complications have been treated. The severe form of OHSS will affect less than 1% of our patients.
  • The miscarriage rate is about 10-15% while the ectopic pregnancy rate is about 5%.
  • When 3 embryos are replaced, there is a risk of 10% of twins and 3% of triplets.
  • The risks of oocyte collection (OPU) are very rare. As the procedure involves a needle entering the ovary, it may be complicated by bleeding from the ovaries, uterus or adjacent blood vessels and injury to the intestines. In such an instance, further treatment may be necessary.

Neonatal Insurance

With the increased risk of multiple pregnancies, babies born as a result of the Assisted Reproductive Programme (ARP) have a greater chance of being hospitalised in a neonatal ward or ICU. Hence, as required by the Ministry of Health, all patients undergoing ARP treatment in Singapore must subscribe to the neonatal insurance.

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