I am Dr. Sumithra Devi Valiapan, Fertility Specialist at Sunfert International, one of Malaysia's most technologically advanced IVF centres. I obtained my medical degree from the University of Andalas in West Sumatra, Indonesia and was in government service when I pursued my Master of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the University of Malaya in 2007. A recipient of the Excellence in Service Award 2008 by the Ministry of Health Malaysia, I earned my second Master’s degree in Reproductive Medicine from the University of New South Wales, Australia. I obtained my Fellowships in Reproductive Medicine from several notable institutions locally and abroad including Fertility Associates of New Zealand and continued to practice as an Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist in Kuala Lumpur Hospital before joining Sunfert International. I am an active presenter of my work in both national and international O&G conferences. My biggest joy comes from helping my patients attain parenthood. Learn more about Sunfert International here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/hospital/sunfert-international-fertility-centre/ Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/sumithra-valiapan/ I am excited to be here to share/discuss Fertility with everyone. Whether you've got questions about what the IVF process is like, how you can find out how fertile you are and plan ahead for pregnancy, or you want advice, ask me anything! === Want to ask a question? Submit your question at the bottom of this page. Don’t forget to include your name and email address to get notified when the doctor answers your question.
I am 7 weeks pregnant. I feel nauseous all the time, especially after eating. I get worried about vomiting and after a while I really do throw up. I can’t take medicines and vitamins. I am worried this will affect my pregnancy. What should I do? Thank you
Doctor, can I have twins if I do an IVF program? I plan to do IVF next month. Is there any chance I can conceive twins?
Doctor, is it safe for a 15 weeks pregnant mother to drink dates and palm juice mixed with honey?
Doctor, after stopping the monthly dose of family planning injections, will a woman become fertile immediately?
Doctor, I did IVF 4 months ago but failed. It is my second failure. What are some of the causes of my two failed attempts, Doc?
Doctor, I had sex without using condoms 6 months ago. I had an HIV test since then and the result was negative. I want to ask - is the result valid? Because I am planning for pregnancy and I want to clear my doubts about the test result.
Doctor, I am 32 years old and have not conceived since I got married 10 years ago. This year, I managed to get pregnant but was diagnosed with molar pregnancy. Is this dangerous? And can I still conceive after curettage?
I have been married for 7 years, but have not conceived till now. Is it me or my husband who is infertile? Should I take my husband to a doctor?
Doctor, I am currently going through my second pregnancy which is twenty weeks old. I often feel cramps, but fortunately without spotting. I've also lost my appetite. Is this a sign of any disorders, Doc?
Doctor, I am 25 years old and single. I haven’t had my menstruation cycle for 6 months now and I consulted an OBGYN. She said it is likely I have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). I read online that PCOS can make it difficult for a woman to get pregnant. Is this true, Doctor? I plan to get married next year. Would I have issues getting pregnant?