Holly Branson’s IVF Journey

Elon Musk, Gary Vaynerchuk and Casey Neistat. These are some of the people that I admire because of the hardships that they went through before becoming who they are right now. Another person that I admire is Richard Branson of the Virgin Group. If you haven’t heard of him, he’s the founder of Virgin Records, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Galactic and Virgin Hyperloop One among others. … Continue reading Holly Branson’s IVF Journey

Things to consider before undergoing IVF in Taiwan

It has been almost a month since our baby Hiro celebrated his 1st year birthday. He is now officially a toddler and can now express his likes and dislikes. I thought it would be a hard 1st year for us especially with us not having a “yaya.” He is relatively healthy (except for some bouts of diarrhea) and is usually happy. He eats well and … Continue reading Things to consider before undergoing IVF in Taiwan

Our First Podcast

I’m starting a new podcast named Kwentuhan Sessions with Tito Archie. It’s a Filipino podcast that talks about society and culture. Our first episode is about the challenges we faced in conceiving and our IVF experience in Taiwan. If you’re interested, you can search for us in Apple Podcast (search for “Kwentuhan Sessions”) or you can listen to us to this link via Anchor. You can also … Continue reading Our First Podcast

How to lose weight without really trying?

Being overweight affects fertility due to hormonal changes inside the body. For women, being overweight lets your body (adipose tissue) produce more estrogen, which prevents regular ovulation. It also increases your chance of being insulin resistant. Having a high level of insulin in the blood can cause metabolic disturbances that also affect fertility.¹  Continue reading “How to lose weight without really trying?”

Are we ready for baby number 2?

written by Sansan

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the things I want to share in this blog and have been doing some reading and it seems to me that just 5 months ago, I had just crossed a line that literally divides the young and old in IVF. Most, if not all, of the articles I’ve read about IVF tells you that if you’re 35 and above, you have higher risk of producing abnormal eggs, lower chances of implantation and should consider IVF if you’re only starting to try for a baby. I don’t know but I guess it’s making me a bit worried about my future pregnancy/ies. Continue reading “Are we ready for baby number 2?”

Why I had my IVF in Taiwan and not in the Philippines

Written by Sansan. Blog entry is first written on March 3, 2017. You can find the blog at http://alwayssunnyinmanila.blogspot.com/


It’s always a hard thing to leave our comfort zone. At least that’s what I felt when we decided to do our IVF in Taiwan. It was especially hard since my OB-Gyne here in Manila is just the nicest, sweetest person. She also does IVF in St. Lukes QC or BGC. The cost is not that much different if you compare having it done in Manila or in Taiwan. Actually, it’s a lot cheaper in Taiwan. But taking into consideration the cost of staying at a hotel/airbnb, airfare and food, It would say it’s about the same.

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IVF in Taiwan or Philippines?

Originally written on July 16, 2016 by Archie. You can find the blog at https://thestoryofaichi.wordpress.com/

It was 7 and a half years ago when we first said our I dos. We were greeted with warm smiles, congratulations and of course exuberant wishes of having babies. I thought we would immediately have one after a year or two, but after 7 years, we’re still waiting. Continue reading “IVF in Taiwan or Philippines?”