Specialist IVF Clinic in Singapore

Dedicated IVF Care that’s Safe and Supportive with a Track Record of over 20 Years
What’s In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)?

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is one of the most established and popular forms of Assisted Reproduction Technique (ART). It is the process where fertilisation of an egg and sperm is performed in a laboratory and cultivated for a few days into a healthy embryo before being transferred to the uterus in the hopes of a successful implantation.

Dr Ann Tan is a well-recognised figure in the field of reproductive medicine
having been the Medical Director of Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre and having more than 20 years of IVF experience.
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Apart from medical eligibility, here are some requirements you have to fulfil or consider before being allowed for IVF in Singapore:
  • IVF services are available to Singaporeans, PRs and foreigners alike
  • IVF services are available only to married couples
  • The cost of each IVF cycle comprises 2 parts: the clinic’s side which covers scans and medications; as well as the IVF centre’s side which covers all the actual procedures.
In What Cases Will IVF or IVF Surgery be Suitable?
Blocked or absent fallopian tubes

There is no way for the egg to meet with the sperms in this instance and thus IVF surgery is the only way.

Ovulation disorders

Anovulation or no ovulation occurs when eggs do not properly develop from the ovaries. Women with this disorder do not menstruate in months or may menstruate without ovulating. PCOS is a common problem which leads to this problem.

Premature ovarian failure, or increasing age

may necessitate the use of IVF as the egg pool and quality is diminishing, and time is of the essence in obtaining as many healthy eggs in as short a time as possible.

Male factor infertility

with impaired sperm production, function or quantity may necessitate the use of IVF as the chance of natural conception is significantly reduced or impossible (e.g. in the case of blocked or absent vas deferens).

Unexplained infertility

A couple with normal results in their fertility and health assessments, but have been unable to conceive after a year of actively trying.

Previous tubal ligation or vasectomy

When either party has previously undergone a sterilisation procedure and wants to enter into a new pregnancy, IVF is often a better recourse than surgical reversal of the sterilisation.

Prior to IVF: Couples Fertility Screening is Key

Both partners need to be assessed for their general health and fertility potential. Any underlying medical problems need to be identified and managed prior to embarking on an IVF cycle, or these may have a negative impact on the IVF outcome.

  • Hormonal Profile and Ovarian Reserve Determination
  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Nutritional Screen
  • Infectious Disease Screen
  • Saline Sonogram or Hysteroscopy (if needed)
  • Semen Analysis
  • Ultrasound of Testes
  • Hormonal Profile
  • Nutritional Screen
  • Infectious Disease Screen

Each partner should ideally attempt to be their optimum health (i.e. weight, diet and lifestyle) as much as possible two to three months prior to an IVF cycle in order to allow for a new and healthier batch of eggs and sperms to be produced.

Our Singapore IVF Clinic Provides Detailed Fertility Screens for Both Men and Women
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What are the Steps in an IVF Treatment?
Ovulation Induction

A process where the ovaries are stimulated by hormonal medication, either orally, via injection, or both. This enables the ovaries to produce multiple eggs at the same time for the next step.

Egg Retrieval

is then performed with the patient under IV sedation. Eggs are aspirated transvaginally via vacuum suction through a fine needle attached to the ultrasound probe. Analgesics and antibiotics are usually given after the procedure to minimise any potential discomfort and risk of infection.

Sperm Retrieval

A fresh sample of the semen is obtained on the same day as the eggs are retrieved. A frozen sample is used when a fresh sample is unavailable.


The egg and sperm are then introduced to each other and fertilisation is observed following incubation over the next 24 hours. ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) is now almost routinely performed to ensure that one good sperm is introduced to the egg to optimise fertilisation.

Embryo Development

is observed in the laboratory for the next few days. A blastocyst or day 5 embryo is increasingly a desired goal as this gives a better indication of the health of the embryo.

Embryo Transfer

is then performed, in the hopes that the embryo implants onto the uterine walls, which would indicate a successful pregnancy.

Prenatal Care

is then given to ensure that the pregnancy and birth goes as smoothly as possible.

Dr Ann Tan
Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
MBBS (Singapore), FRCOG (London), M Med (O & G), FAM (Singapore)
Witnessing Our Patients’ Families Expand Inspires Us

Led by Dr Ann Tan, Women Fertility & Fetal Centre is a well-established IVF centre in Singapore that is devoted to helping struggling couples conceive and embark on a safe and supportive pregnancy journey. Besides being a specialist in fertility treatments, Dr Tan is also known for her skills in managing high-risk pregnancies, so patients can be assured of receiving quality and personalised care throughout their journey to parenthood.

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Contact Information

3 Mount Elizabeth #11-12
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,
Singapore 228510

Tel : +65 6734 8188
Fax : +65 6262 0330
Email :
WhatsApp : +65 8318 9757 (for appointment booking)

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