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

Lee Women’s Hospital (IVF) Consultation Fair in the Philippines

Lee Women’s Hospital will be coming back to Manila and will also be visiting Davao this coming August 2018 for their consultation fair. Now’s your chance to find out more about the entire process and ask the questions you’ve been wanting to ask. This is their schedule for the consultation fair. Manila August 6 (Monday) 11AM-12PM The Manila Hotel – Rigodon Hall Davao August 8 … Continue reading Lee Women’s Hospital (IVF) Consultation Fair in the Philippines

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

2018 Mackay Memorial Hospital Reunion

I got an email from Mackay Memorial Hospital inviting me to their reunion on August 11, 2018, 1-5PM in Edsa Shangri-la. Although our IVF cycle in Mackay ended in a blighted ovum, there are still a lot of Filipinos who got successful results in Mackay. Anyone interested about IVF in Mackay can attend. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the process … Continue reading 2018 Mackay Memorial Hospital Reunion

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?”

Where to stay in Taichung?

written by Sansan

When I first emailed Lee Women’s Hospital, they replied and sent me a list of hotels where their foreign patients usually stay. We were fortunate enough to visit Lee Women’s Hospital with my in-laws a few months before we were to have our IVF cycle and my father in law asked around as to where the best place to stay is and Lai Lai Hotel was mentioned a lot. Continue reading “Where to stay in Taichung?”

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?”