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.
Doc, what is the success rate of IVF? Is it possible to fail? What are the influencing factors?
Doctor, I have 3 sons. I want a daughter. Is it true that certain foods, or having sex at certain times, can help me to get a daughter? Now that I am 32 years old, I worry I don’t have much time left to get a daughter.
Good morning, Doctor. I have been married for 15 years but haven’t had any children. I am currently 40 years old. Is it still possible for me to conceive? I have done everything but there have been no results. I also want to ask - why does my husband’s sperm flow out of me continuously if we had sex in the morning? Please help me to understand the causes. Thank you for your answer.
Good afternoon, Doc. I have been having headaches since I gave birth. My sight is twisted and my feet cramp up often. What do you think the cause is, Doc?
Doctor, I am 5 weeks pregnant. These few weeks I have a recurring headache and often take medicine. Is it going to affect my fetus?
hai doctor sumitra. i am married for 7 yrs. i have went through iui twice 2016, ivf 2016 and ivf 2018.(fresh&frozen transfer) i have a unicornuate uterus and pcos. i am 36yrs old. i have not conceived so far. in your experience how many percent of chances of me can get pregnant through ivf procedure in IVF Kasih? how much money should i standby for the whole process of procedure ( including regular check up + scan + medication + consultation ) can you help me?
Hi Dr. I am 38 years old. I was 6 weeks pregnant in 2015 but miscarried because doctor found 10cm fibroid,5cm fibroid and 1cm fibroid. I went for surgery to remove them in 2015. then 2016 doctor found new 1 cm fibroid and he said no concern and asked me to try for pregnancy I did but 2017 Jan it ended up as ectopic pregnancy. Doctor gave me 2 chemo injections to terminate the ectopic pregnancy. after that it has been a tough 4 years of trying to conceive. now im 38 is my chances to be pregnant be high if i go for ivf based on my past history? Thanks in advance for your advise dr.
hi doctor , i'm diagnosed with vaginismus and PCOS. what are the chances of me getting pregnant?