Tuesday, November 29, 2011

IVF Success Story in Malaysia

Dear Readers and Followers,

My new blogspot :IVF success story in Malaysia has been uploaded and up and running. Thank you for those who has contributed their information and I am very pleased with their 'sharing' spirit! 

I am still doing some research and still yet to post some other success stories. I hope the medical background/history in treatments of these successful couple will be able to assist or serve as guideline for those with the same problem or currently undergoing treatment.

Monday, November 21, 2011

K, the little princess

We went for a day trip to Port Dickson months ago. K, the little princess cried and refused to get her feet and hands dirty.

We made another trip to Port Dickson few weeks ago and this time, we are all prepared with the princess. She was all geared up with the booths from UK from her cousin and we prepared buckets of water for her to wash her hands. At the end, she enjoyed herself a little bit better than the last time.

The twins are 2

We have little celebration party arranged for the twins for their 2nd birthday last Saturday. No professional photographers, no caterer, no expensive cakes. We just have a little BBQ (food prepared by myself), a friend helped to take photos and the twins love their cake. The cupcakes were made by aisha.

IVF Success Rate In Malaysia

After talking, welcoming childless couples to my home and reading all other blogs about couples who are trying to get pregnant or has successfully got pregnant, I realised that all those childless couples out there are most interested to know the following:-

1. How many years you have been trying?
2. What is yours or spouse's problem?
3. Who is your doctor or clinic you have visited?
4. What procedure you have gone through?
5. How many failures before success?
6. How much does it cost?

Then, I was thinking, maybe I should do some research and start a blog called 'IVF Success Rate in Malaysia". The information of those who has successful upgraded their status from childless to handful or just got pregnant should share some of the above information and the information can serve as a reference to others who are going to embark onto their infertility treatment journey.

To my kind readers/followers,

If you are of the above status, could you kindly answer the following questions and forwarded the reply to me via acbm123@gmail.com. Your assistance is very much appreciated.

1. General Information :

  • Age Group : late 20's/early 30's/late 30's/early 40's
  • Married for :     years
  • Currently pregnant : Yes/No
  • No. of children :

2. Treatment/Medical Background

  • Husband : Nil/Low Sperm Count/Other (to specify)
  • Wife : Endometriosis/ Polyp/PCOS/Other (to specify)
  • Name of Doctor/Clinic:
  • Type of Treatment : IF/IUI
  • No.of trial prior to success:
  • Approx. cost spent:
  • Total of eggs retrieved
  • Total  of embryos developed:

3. Further information (if available and do not mind being contacted (if you have no blogspot):

  • Blogspot :
  • Email address :

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Simplied Version of 'Croque-Monsieur'

This is a very simple, quick to make meal.


3 slices of bread
1 egg
1 piece of ham
1 piece of cheese
mixed herbs
Salt to taste


1. Cut a hole in the middle of 2 slices of bread (hole to be smaller than the size of ham or cheese)
2. Layer the bread. Bottom piece with no hole, then, put the layer of ham and cheese, top with the 2 slices of breads (with hole in the middle).
3. Crack an egg and drop it in the hole.
4. Sprinkle some salt, pepper and mixed herbs to taste.
5. Toast in a pre-heated oven of 160 degree Celsius, cook for 10 mins or till the egg cooked to the texture that you like.

My children love this, so I will put on a lower heat to make sure the egg is properly cooked and the bread is not too burnt!

The Big Bad Wolf 'Aftermath' Sale

So, If you have been to the Big Bad Wolf Sale, check this out;  the 'Aftermath' sale. The sale, organised following the Big Bad Wolf sale, will offer over 300,000.00 of books all priced at under RM5. These includes best-seller, hardcover novels and coffeetable books. The books cover all genres - from fiction to biographies, graphic novels and manga, children, cooking and history.

The sale will be held from 24 Nov - 28 Nov at South City Plaza, Seri Kembangan.

So remember to mark your calender and the enjoy the crazy bargain!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Another Success Rate (6)

Congratulation to Hubby and Me, she is Dr.Prashant's patient with polyps problem and husband with low sperm count but that does not stop them for having a dream to have their child one day. Last Friday, she has her beta test done and the result is 'Yes'!!!!!

Well done, may God bless your pregnancy journey!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Remember? my earlier post about my blog follower gave me a fridge. She is not Dr. Prashant's patient but got pregnant and has recently gave birth to a little baby girl on 27th Oct.

Congratulation, PJ! Hope you recover well and bless the health and growth of your little angel!

Another Success Rate (5)

Mingzy, she is one of my blog follower. She has been trying to get pregnant for 5 years and has recently gone 'missing' for couple of months. Today, I happened to read her post and............ she is pregnant. She is Dr. Prashant's patient. She has 1 failure of IUI attempt but amazingly, got pregnant naturally!!! Like her blog title, wishing for an angle and Angel has knocked her door finally.

Well done and congratulation. A true miracle!

Do drop by her blogWishing for an angle and read her story.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Another Success Rate (4)

This is a beyond success case of successfully got pregnant. J, she has just given birth to the twins, 2 lovely boys, born on the 2nd Nov. Welcome to the world, boys!

She is one of my blog reader, we chatted, we met for lunch. She is also Dr. Prashant's patient. First trial and successfully got pregnant.

picture take from:bullfrogsandbutterfliesphotography.com
God, please bless your journey to recovery and the health of the boys!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Helping Your Child Get Over Thumb-Sucking

This is the article published in the Parenthood-Nov 2011 issue of magazine. According to the magazine, thumb-sucking is a completely natural act of self-soothing that many babies begin when they are still in the womb. But while an infant sucking his thumb may look sweet and innocent, a five-year old son sucking his thumb may become the object of pity or ridicule.

Most doctors agree that thumb-sucking is relatively harmless in the early years of childhood. In fact, if you make too big of a deal of it before age four and try to get your child to stop, your efforts may backfire and cause him or her to want to do it even more. Most children eventually stop this habit on their own. However, if the thumb-sucking continues past age four or five, a child runs the risk of developing dental or speech problems.

I do not have problem with my boys, they do not have thumb-sucking habit and gave up their pacifier at the age of 3 months. My daughter never get into the habit of sucking on a pacifier but the problem is, she is the thumb-sucking child! She sucks her thumb when she is hungry, sleepy or bedtime. This is what they call sucking for comfort.

Way to help them to stop thumb-sucking as suggested:-

1. give them something to do with their hands
2. find way to soothe themselves when they are nervous or sleepy
3.Teach them to rub her fingers together with her thumb in a rhythmic, circular motion; or rub her temple or cheek with her forefinger
4. wrap her thumb in bandage or piece of gauze
5. apply special non-toxic thumb coating or a bitter-tasting substance like vinegar

The magazine also suggested that we should not humiliate the child but give plenty of praise or set up reward system when the child do without any thumb-sucking for a day.

I have personally tried method 1,2,4 and 5. None of them really work on her. There are other cruel suggestion like apply chilly on the thumb. I won't tried that, we, ourselves, sometimes struggle too, eating that red hot chilly, can't do that to a child. However, I have tried the 'minyak angin'. At first, she smelled and stop sucking on it but the next minute, she continued to suck like it was so tasty. So, nothing work for me so far. 

So, have you try any other method and has effectively stop your child from thumb-sucking. You are welcome to share.

I heard from some of the grown ups who have previously got into this habit, some said they actually still doing it quietly and secretly and some only managed to get rid of the habit in their 20's!! Gosh, I hope this would not happen to my girl.