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Philippine Lawyer Couple Owns Twins through Infertility Treatment of NTUH

  Last Update:2014-10-20

Liza is a successful career woman from Manila, the Philippines. She and her husband had been trying to have children of their own for more than five years. They tried various infertility treatments in the Philippines, including one course of in-vitro fertilization (IVF). None of those treatments proved to be successful.

From a close friend, Liza learned about the Infertility Center at the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH). She was informed that NTUH has a very high success rate in IVF, and that NTUH charges lower fees than many other clinics in Asia. Through the NTUH Web site, Liza contacted one of the IVF specialists. He gave Liza some preliminary information about the IVF treatment utilized at NTUH, explaining her the functioning of processes like the stimulation of ovaries, oocyte retrieval, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, and the implantation of sustainable embryos.

Since Liza did not speak, read, or write Mandarin Chinese and had never visited Taiwan before, she was referred to the International Medical Service Center (IMSC) of the hospital. A nurse practitioner at the IMSC, who spoke Filipino, reached Liza via email and grew to know her well. The IMSC staff helped Liza find a suitable hotel where she could stay during her treatment. The nurse practitioner accompanied Liza through a series of consultations, examinations, and laboratory tests. The IMSC staff also helped arrange for Liza’s husband to travel to Taiwan.

During the course of Liza’s treatment, the IMSC staff showed Liza the famous night markets, shopping centers, and tourist attractions of Taiwan. She was accompanied to a Catholic church which had a parish priest from her home country. Liza said she was surprised at the extra efforts extended to her by the IMSC staff. She remained in constant e-mail contact with the staff to express her gratitude.
After the implantation of the fertilized eggs on 2007, Liza and her husband returned to the Philippines. Several weeks later, Liza informed the IMSC staff that she was pregnant with twins. On 2008 , Liza gave birth smoothly. The entire IVF treatment cost Liza about 4,000 US dollars Liza said such an outstanding and efficient service was well worth the money. She added that the NTUH had made her dream come true.

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