Q&A: VISA, Credit Cards, Consultations and More

Questions from our FB Page Sansan and Chichi Q: Hello! I was browsing the net for INFO on Lee’s clinic and so happy to read your blog. For me who is considering going there, it is very informative. Please correct me if im wrong, you did not have initial tests na since it wasn’t your 1st time in the clinic? The initial tests were not … Continue reading Q&A: VISA, Credit Cards, Consultations and More

Plastics are bad for your Sperm

The low quality and quantity of sperm is one of the problems a couple faces in their fight against infertility. When I had my sperm checked by doctors 8 years ago, my test showed that I also had this problem. I was surprised considering that my family had no history of infertility and I lived a normal lifestyle for someone who lives in Manila. Going through IVF, I also met a lot of couples who are battling infertility and found out that there are a lot of men who have this problem. I then realized that it is more widespread than I have previously imagined.

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Eating Cow Balls and other Weird Chinese Stuff for Fertility (Filipino Podcast)

In this episode, we discussed the different Chinese food and medicines my Chinese parents forced us to take in order to conceive. If you like what we’re doing, we would be more than happy if you can give us a thumbs up and subscribe to this podcast. You can also send us a message through our facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/sansanandchichi 🙂 Please click this … Continue reading Eating Cow Balls and other Weird Chinese Stuff for Fertility (Filipino Podcast)

My Second FET Experience

I was asked to come to the hospital at 8AM on the day of my scheduled frozen embryo transfer. I wasn’t required to do any fasting since they will not be administering anesthesia for the transfer so that’s a relief. I paid for the procedure, had my ultrasound done, and I was told that my uterine lining was good. I noticed on the screen that it was 0.98mm, which is great since it had to be greater than 0.8mm for best results. I then had my injections, Crinone gel, other meds and was told I had to wait 30 minutes before having my blood test. After 30 minutes, I had my blood drawn and I waited for my turn. We must have been waiting around an hour before I was finally called. I was led to a room where I remember getting a massage during my very first FET but noticed that some of the tools for the FET were in that room. I think to myself, “Darn, I should’ve brought my phone huhu.”  Continue reading “My Second FET Experience”

How to apply for a Taiwan Medical Visa

Since November 1, 2017, Filipinos have been able to enter Taiwan visa-free but the you can’t stay more than 14 days. Back in 2016, when we actually went to Taiwan a total of 4x, we just used our US Visas to enter Taiwan visa-free and we were allowed to stay for 30 days. This means we didn’t have to get or pay for a Taiwan visa. Unfortunately, for those who are planning to go to Taiwan for IVF, the only option is to get a visa. We recently had to get our Taiwan visas and just wanted to share the documents we prepared.

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