There are a number of different infertility treatment options offered at fertility clinics like Advanced Centre for Reproductive Medicine, and it can be hard to figure out which one would work best for you. This article will provide insights on the most popular fertility treatments in Singapore with their associated pros and cons. It will also provide information on how you can choose the best fertility treatment option.

  • Artificial Insemination (AI) and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

These two treatments are very similar, but the main difference is that with artificial insemination, sperm will be injected into a woman’s cervix through a syringe, while during intrauterine insemination; it is inserted directly into the uterus. The first method has fewer risks than the latter, but they both have about the same success rates. These procedures can be used instead of or after several months of trying on your own without any results. Artificial insemination and IUI usually cost between $500 and $4,000 per cycle of treatment. 

  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

IVF is a popular fertility treatment procedure, which has been around for a number of decades, and the success rates have been going up over time. With this method, eggs are removed from a woman’s ovaries and combined with sperm in a lab dish to create embryos that will be placed into the uterus. 

The advantage of choosing IVF for your fertility treatment in Singapore is that you can control everything on your own; including how many embryos should be created so as not to increase your chances of multiple pregnancies, which can come along with complications during pregnancy and delivery. However, there are still some risks involved and high costs because usually, several attempts need to be made before any results can be achieved. On average, one cycle of IVF costs between $10,000 and $15,000.

  • Natural Cycle IVF

This fertility treatment option can be used for women who cannot or do not want to use fertility drugs (usually taken by women who have a low ovarian reserve). It may also be an option for those who prefer to avoid surgery when undergoing fertility treatment. The way it works is that the woman takes some medications to stimulate egg production, and then when the eggs are ready, they are collected, fertilized in a lab dish, and placed into their uterus. This fertility treatment option is ideal for those women who have a very low ovarian reserve and do not wish to use fertility drugs, but it may be recommended only after several months of trying on your own without any results.

  • Donor Eggs

This type of IVF treatment consists of fertilizing the woman’s eggs with her partner’s sperm and then replacing them with donor eggs. Since half of the DNA comes from the father, the baby will be genetically related to him, so this procedure can be an option for women who cannot produce healthy eggs or whose partners are infertile. The advantages include that you don’t need to worry about carrying a pregnancy; however, this method also has some disadvantages as the surrogate’s health issues are often transferred to the child as well.

  • Surrogacy

Surrogacy is another alternative that involves fertilizing donor eggs either with your partner’s sperm or donor sperm and then implanting them into a surrogate mother who will carry the pregnancy until birth. Usually, women who have no uterus, have uterine damage due to various reasons, or do not want to go through labor can benefit from surrogacy. The benefits include avoiding expensive fertility drugs and surgery; however, again, there are disadvantages such as high costs (around $100,000), lack of guarantee about whether you’ll get pregnant at all, or how many embryos will implant successfully.

  • Egg Freezing

Egg freezing as a fertility treatment in Singapore is becoming a very popular option for women who wish to delay the decision about childbearing. It can be done through vitrification (a fast way of freezing eggs) or slow freezing. This technique offers hope since it allows women to take their time before deciding whether to use donor eggs or become surrogate mothers. The procedure includes several steps and usually costs between $4,000 and $10,000 per cycle.

  • Fertility Drugs

These medications stimulate egg production in the ovaries and support implantation during IVF treatments by mimicking pregnancy hormones. A natural cycle can also be used with fertility drugs and some other assisted reproductive techniques such as IUI if needed. However, it has some risks, like ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome.

How do you choose which Fertility Treatment Option is best for you?

We get it; it’s complicated! Luckily, there is certainly an option that matches your needs. A good fertility treatment clinic should be able to offer you support so that you can make the best decision for your circumstances. Such clinics provide detailed information about your options and help you take the next step in getting pregnant! Some of the factors you may need to consider when choosing between fertility treatments are your age, general health status, financial situation, and priority in having a baby.

The best way to know which treatment you should try is by consulting with an experienced fertility specialist who will explain all the options in detail so that you can make the right choice for you depending on your unique set of circumstances. The best time to visit a fertility clinic is after trying on your own for six months to one year without success or if you have any chronic diseases such as lupus causing infertility problems.

Also, bear in mind that even though there’s no guarantee about how many times you’ll be able to get pregnant through IVF, it is still more likely that you’ll get pregnant eventually. Some women conceive naturally even after three or four rounds of IVF treatments. You should also be prepared for the fact that you may need multiple attempts to get pregnant using surrogacy, egg donation, or fertility drugs.

The Bottom Line

Remember that there is no one fertility treatment that fits all. So talk to your fertility specialist about which option would be best for you. If you’re not sure where to start, please, give us a quick call to put your consultation on schedule. We’re a fertility clinic that offers a personalized approach to choosing the treatment option that is best suitable for your needs. For more information, please feel free to contact us!

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