The Misconception of Infertility

By Jessica Lim

THE flood of advice from self-appointed fertility experts can frustrate childless couples who are desperate for the truth. JESSICA LIM finds answers to five common fertility treatment misconceptions.

CHILDLESS couples have heard it all. Have sex in the morning. Have sex at night. Do not move your bed. Do not paint the house. Do not do plumbing. Do not hammer nails into the wall.

Eat lin zhi. Eat ginko. Eat dong kwai. Go for traditional massages. Ask that sinseh. Try in vitro fertilisation. Take hormone drugs. Do not take hormone drugs.

Mr and Mrs Chandra, who have been married 13 years and were childless, had heard such advice and more.