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This is a discussion on We are trying to concieve-ing! within the Trying To Conceive forum, part of the You and Your Family category; Originally Posted by Thelay Hi. MTBs which hospital are you all delivering? I have not't book hospital yet. Is it too ...

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    Re: We are trying to concieve-ing!

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    Hi. MTBs which hospital are you all delivering? I have not't book hospital yet. Is it too late?

    I m quite afraid of premature. I read online ppl even need to sell house cos baby premature and cost them around 120k.

    Happily married.. FBI is add 140 for two year. Let me go home and check the brochure. Basically 5% for participating gynaes , PDS etc. 100$ off for 1 bedder I think.

    Wow.. I so tired to work these days. Can't sleep well at night cos my baby keep kicking and also backache... That day I count... My baby kick 76 times in 5 mins... She still kicking.. I stop cos too tired to count.. I wish I can quit job and rest until after give birth..
    Thelay - i would be at Kandang Kerbau Hospital as i deliver my elder girl over there also...have you check with your gynae which hospital he/she is afflilated to? i understand that for gynaes with pte clinics are usually afflilated to pte hospital like mount a, mount e, Thomson Medical Center, glen e and etc...whereas the gyanes at re-srtuctured hospital like nuh, singapore general hospital, Kandang Kerbau Hospital would only deliver babies at the hospital where they are stationed in.

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    poohy - just for info only... i did iui mostly on sat.. cuz of the timing of my eggs growth & hcg shot.. for iui.. my doc's clinic can do on sat. she will try to time based on best egg growth.. only sunday closed... for ivf at care novena.. Sunday also can do egg retrieval & transfer cuz its totally based on patient's egg growth n progress - they understand its not our choice.


    I have always wondered why the good docs move out of Kandang Kerbau Hospital after 5-6 or 7, 8 years there.. I have always been cautious about going to Kandang Kerbau Hospital or nuh (the subsidised clinic) for my infertility issues.. because when I was younger I went to nuh for eye check up.. I had a yellow growth & not sure what was it.. when doc examined me, he had a team of student docs looking at me & my eye while he examined my eye.. i was thinking to myself.. omg.. if its my private areas.. is this how those learner docs learn too?? haha... just a funny thought....

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    My previous Gynae is from Thomson. That's why I sign up for FBI. Now I changed Gynae and her base is at gleneagles. But she said she do delivery at thomson as well. But like littlej thinking I am also thinking the same at first. Gynae will be more comfortable at her base hospital.. Know nurses and everything..

    I worried for premature as my insurance doesn't cover for that. They only cover complications. Heard premature can be quite costly.. From 50k to 120k see how serious the case is.

    I just booked hospital tour from glen.. And also check with customer service.. They said if you tell them beforehand that your insurance covered , they will liaise with insurance agent. No need to pay full amount.

    Do you all buy any insurance for baby? I bought the maternity plan from AIA. But that one doesn't cover premature. I need to check my company one cover or not.

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    thelay - the main concern for premmie babies are the nicu costs... around $1000 per day per baby... I was made to take this insurance before ivf.. but now looking at maternity insurance for other complications... hmm.. I am still deciding... as long as your baby is healthy & you keep yourself healthy.. dont worry so much & trust your gynae...

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    Wow..... lots of posts, was trying to catch up reading till i fell asleep, and to say I just woke up from my short nap,

    Dragontail - you really have good memory and yes.... tomorrow is the day, hope baby open leg big big.....

    I dont have much input for trying to concieve.....

    But for delivery hospital will be Kandang Kerbau Hospital, because thats the T&C when I choose my gynae(recommended by bff)....

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    Happilymarried, ya ya ya! I think it's gonal f. Hahaa I just vaguely remember the name got f got g.

    Oh didnt know it comes in pen form. Then will be less intimidating than usual syringe right? Which were you using during your ivf? How much dosage then? Were you very scared at your first self jab? My sis told me she is like pro already. By the time she was at 5th jab, she said she could watch tv and not at the needle anymore when jabbing. All's cool.

    I did a read up on gonal f. Sounds rather positive generally. But doc has to monitor the dominant egg/s or else over stimulating is no good (multiple eggs).

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    Re: We are trying to concieve-ing!

    Thanks girls for input on fertility vs gynae
    As prob mentioned before its my family relative so I will try to stick to him first

    This Iui washing sounds exciting!!!
    Tomorrow I test if ovulated or not
    I hope can BD
    husband always tired

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    ebichan - you r very welcome! hope you got your tonics for hubby to get ready for bd? hee...

    dragontail - hahaha.. you r so funny.. got f & g.. like musical keys... =p I used both before.. both are the same.. works the same too.. just different manufacturers only.. its a new age pen.. I think its similar to the insulin jab if I m not wrong... I wasn't afraid of this.. was only afraid of the hcg jab (that one needs mixing of powder & liquid) & needs different needle.. well being pro in the needles department is all for a good reason.. to have a healthy baby! so jiayou!!

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    Ya I agree not to read too much into SA results. Men's sperms have their ups and downs too and usually SA samples are collected under stress, as in, do for the sake of doing it. And mostly, SA results dont't turn out satisfactory. Sperms have a 72 day renewal cycle. The results only provide an indication, not a certainty. This month SA result not good doesnt mean it won't be good the next round. My hubby had an SA done too while we were trying to concieve. Gynae said based on the result, IUI got no chance. Have to go straight to IVF. But thru the help of supps from our fertility doc, we managed to conceive too. So dont be discouraged or too bothered by the SA results too much.

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    We are trying to concieve-ing!

    Oh my! What an exciting Monday!!! So many posts on various topics!

    Dragontail - are you ok / ready to prick yourself? I mean - only do it if you want to do it. And well, kinda like cannot have too much hope - like I prick myself therefore I conceive. Sorry if I sound like a wet blanket but sometimes better to have less expectations than be disappointed. And if you are not comfortable - maybe you might wanna seek a second opinion. The reason why i say these is because these will be the thoughts that go through my head if i were you - whether this is what i would want to do. But of course if you are all raring to go ahead, I say "you go girl!". And as usual, you and all the other ladies here are in my prayers.

    Poohy - I was lucky. Saw doc chew the first time and bfp that month. But I did a hsg a few days just before I consulted him. And I also did traditional chinese medicine with dr wu concurrently (which i started a few months before). Coincidentally dr wu and dr chew gave me same dates to bd. and yes I also did the eat the Brazilian nuts and chicken essence method. And my mum boiled zhen soup for me that month too. And ya no cold water and tea and green tea which I started a few months ago. Plus all the morning walks and yoga for fertility moves i started a month or two before. So I would like to think that everything helped and accumulated. But doc chew was prob the catalyst cuz he prescribed tentex and did the womb massage and said no bd after this date.

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    We are trying to concieve-ing!

    Ebichan - as the rest have said - there is a diff between fertility specialists and gynaes. But I understand yours is a family friend and you'd want to continue with her first. Anyway, it is your call. Btw have you gone to eu yang sen yet?

    Angel84 - hello. I used preseed. I can't remember if I pre-seeded in jan (the month I bfp). Anyway it is quite fun cuz can play doc and nurse with the syringe. The only thing is - dont put in so much - half of what the instructions say will do!

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    We are trying to concieve-ing!

    Happilymarried - I also dont know why the docs leave Kandang Kerbau Hospital. Maybe private practice more lucrative??

    Thelay - really!!? Glen e can deduct from insurance first?!? Hmm - maybe pregnancy different . Cuz not many ppl but pregnancy insurance. Cuz I remembered for my polyp removal, when I registered - I showed the recep all my insurance papers (which my agent told me to show) but recep still said I have to pay first then ownself claim later.

    Anyway thelay - the thing with premature birth is the cost of the nicu. And also the cost of the baby's treatment - jaundice , hooking up to machines etc etc. and as mentioned, the baby's "class" is tied to the ward type the mum chooses. so if you chose a class a ward - you will have to pay class a prices for your baby. if you choose to deliver at glen e - check who the pediatrician is. And if the pediatrician practices at another hospital - that might help save costs if *touch wood* - anything happens. Anyway - that's what I understand from my friend. Did your gynae spot any complications with your pregnancy? If not - then relax - dont worry too much!

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    Littlej, since you asked, I will say I'm not exactly ready for all these fertility treatments. I mean ok...I do my research, I visit(ed) traditional chinese medicine and fertilty specialist, being probed and popping pills, set aside money every month for such fees, etc. If I have a choice, I will not do it. Even if it's au naturel, I will choose not to trying to concieve. For few reasons and one of them is mainly because of my age.

    I asked my man many times in our 2.5years of marriage. I asked him if he is sure about having a child. I can see he is. If he is, then I will do whatever it takes to make that happen (of course invasive methods are my last choice). He is my reason for trying to concieve. The only person I am afraid to disappoint is him.

    But having said that, it doesnt mean I cant love my child like a mother can .

    So this whole new jabbing thing, honestly I'm not thinking much about it. To me it's just another help-my-eggs. Everything else is still in God's hands.
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    Re: We are trying to concieve-ing!

    Quote Originally Posted by happilymarried View Post
    thelay - the main concern for premmie babies are the nicu costs... around $1000 per day per baby... I was made to take this insurance before ivf.. but now looking at maternity insurance for other complications... hmm.. I am still deciding... as long as your baby is healthy & you keep yourself healthy.. dont worry so much & trust your gynae...
    the insurance cover 1000 per day? Thought there is a cap?

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    Happilymarried. .which gynae you seeing? I also think they should do any days for iui since its still very dependent on natural...we cant determine when the eggs will come out.

    Anyway I did opk yest night again and the line became faint. ..so assume I really only ovulate on sat? My hubby bit upset coz we worked hard on those dates that dr wu gave. If really sat o...we only did once. sigh....

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    natalie - cap at I think 300 per day.. if I am not wrong.. I cant recall much of the counselling session I had.. if baby is born sg citizen, I think baby would have medishield that can use for hospital cover for certain illnesses that are discovered at birth also..

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    poohy - dont see my doc.. she is very expensive.. dr ann tan. if I had not wasted 1plus year of doc fees on other docs & iuis... I would seek a cheaper doc.. my 2nd choice if this fet didnt work would be dr loh seong fei (from Kandang Kerbau Hospital but now at Thomson Medical Center)

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    We are trying to concieve-ing!

    Good morning. It is confirmed, I can officially only have 7 hours of sleep now. At the 7th hour, I would need to pee and muffin starts his morning exercises and I can't go back to zzz anymore. So if I sleep at 10pm, I'd wake up at 5am. Sleep at 12am, wake up at 7am.

    I used to be able to sleep for 9 - 10 hours straight...

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    We are trying to concieve-ing!

    Hey Dragontail - sorry if I brought it up. Hope you not angry?!? But you know what - I admire your courage and love for your man. And your attitude of ok decided, let's move ahead and not look back. Easy to say, but hard to put into practice - but you have put words into action...

    *hugs*

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    We are trying to concieve-ing!

    Poohy - You also opk based on dr wu dates and got dark lines also right? Hmm, I think that's why they say only opk once. After you get the smiley then dont't test anymore. Anyway, since you paying for dr wu then gotta put faith and trust in dr wu? I mean - not that you can't trust opk but well there could be faulty opk (rem dragontail's case?!?) and depending on what brand of opk you are using, results may not be accurate?!? I guess interpreting too many sources could be confusing. For me - I would choose the doc as the primary pillar , opk and other signs (bbt, cm etc) will be secondary.

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    Re: We are trying to concieve-ing!

    littlej- you really done quite a lot prior to bfp. i doubt i can practise your morning walks and yoga! firstly, cannot wake up early in morning and then my body will have big big prob doing yoga! haha....

    happilymarried- okay...anyway my hubby wanted to continue with dr wu first. so no pte gynae at tis moment...hmmppp...

    dragontail- dont think so much. To me, i feel we should try all methods to get baby...but if all things fail, then prob its fated. at least when you look back, you had done your best...and no regrets.I hate to have regrets in life and we cant turn back the clock. Maybe i have too many regrets when young.....

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    Re: We are trying to concieve-ing!

    Quote Originally Posted by littlej View Post
    Poohy - You also opk based on dr wu dates and got dark lines also right? Hmm, I think that's why they say only opk once. After you get the smiley then dont't test anymore. Anyway, since you paying for dr wu then gotta put faith and trust in dr wu? I mean - not that you can't trust opk but well there could be faulty opk (rem dragontail's case?!?) and depending on what brand of opk you are using, results may not be accurate?!? I guess interpreting too many sources could be confusing. For me - I would choose the doc as the primary pillar , opk and other signs (bbt, cm etc) will be secondary.
    yar i got dark lines plus i use watson's opk and got obvious double lines also. Well i didnt intend to opk again until i get blots of CM...hahaha..thats when i itchy hand go and try test.

    Now can only pray that things go well inside tum tum now.....

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    We are trying to concieve-ing!

    Hahaha the book i bought said morning walks for at least 20 min is good. To soak in natural vitamin d. So it's a matter of getting up 20min earlier and walk my dog and treat it as exercise. Oh and I do the yoga moves at night before I zzz. Actually it is quite good... Somehow feel more refreshed in the day and can sleep bettee at night. Eh poohy - you can walk your daughter to school maybe - she go school or not yet?

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    Goooooddd morning!!! What a sweet weather. I love gloomy rainy days. I'm the opposite...such weather makes me feel good and happy at work.

    Littlej, poohy, hee me no angry . Ya...to me, life shouldn't have regrets (we try). And this whole trying to concieve....I borrow the motto "Just Do it". Started somewhere and gotta continue it with style. ^_^

    Poohy when will you be due seeing dr wu? Tell her what happened and see what she says.

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    Re: We are trying to concieve-ing!

    littlej haha my gal's sch dont start so early...so i will only walk her to my mom's place before i go work. and its less than 5mins walk!

    dragontail- littlehamster was saying the clinic closed? so probably i will only go next Tues when i'm on leave....

    indeed the weather is making me sleepy and poor concentration at work...zzzz.....

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