“It is indeed extremely rewarding to be able to help couples achieve the happiness that I have experienced with my own family.”

Dr Kelly Loi

I count myself as truly fortunate to have a challenging career I enjoy. As a fertility specialist, obstetrician & gynaecologist, my work often involves planning fertility treatment, laparoscopic surgery, and delivering babies. It is really fulfilling to embark on the fertility journey with my patients and help bring new life into the world.

It is indeed extremely rewarding to be able to help couples achieve the happiness that I have experienced with my own family. Outside of work, I spend most of my free time with the family, planning activities, birthday parties, and where to travel to for the next holiday together. I have been blessed with three adorable children. This coming year, my daughters will be 12 and 10 years old, while my son will be 5 years. As most parents would attest to, it is great fun to watch them interact and play with each other- unless they get into a fight! It is also hugely gratifying to watch each child grow more mature and independent each day, developing their own thoughts and personalities.

Motherhood is something I definitely recommend and if possible, young couples should start planning for a family as soon as they are ready! What little time I have left after work and family, is then spent at random on the piano, shopping, swimming and learning to play golf. As women of this modern age and society, we are expected to fulfil many roles- as career women, wives, and mothers etc. It is indeed challenging but also at the same time, a privilege.

Now with my new role in the AWDS, I hope to be able to make further contributions in support of advocating for womens’ health issues and women at work in the medical field.

An interview with Dr Kelly Loi:

1. How do you find time to balance work and family?


I ensure that I spend some time with the family every night, discussing events of the day. I also reserve time over the weekends to spend with them on various activities and outings e.g. to the shops, park and beach.


2. What are some of the benefits of working in the private sector?


The main benefit is control over your own time. From a clinical perspective, you can enjoy more quality time with each patient.


3. What advice would you give an overseas graduate who’s just come back to Singapore to work?


Work hard and be a team player – your efforts will usually be recognised.