What is a Fertility Awareness Checkup?
A Fertility Awareness Checkup is a list of fertility examinations for men and women created to give an initial summary of your reproductive potential. This will help relieve stress, as well as save precious time and economic resources in your journey to become a parent. This checkup covers the most predictive fertility testing to date to determine your potential for getting pregnant. For women, the checkup involves two blood tests and an ultrasound (called an Antral Follicle Count). For men, it includes a Semen AnalysisIndividuals are allotted a maximum of 2 Fertility Awareness Checkups, 12 months apart or longer.
Who Should Get Tested?
Roughly one-third of infertility is attached to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained. Anyone who prepares to be a parent — male or female, individuals, or couples — should be tested.
We will conduct two blood tests — Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Estradiol tests — which will provide us with information about your basic fertility status. The FSH test includes the function of your ovaries and tells us about your fertility potential. The best time to have these tests conducted is between Days 2 and 4 of your menstrual cycle. A transvaginal ultrasound will be performed on the same day of your Estradiol and FSH tests. We ask that you call on Day 1 of your cycle.
Your Semen Analysis can be done in any of our 10 office locations. In order to get the most reliable results, you must abstain from sexual activity for no less than two and no more than five days before producing the specimen. We are happy to answer any of your questions by phone or in person.
What’s Included in the Fertility Awareness Checkup?
|For Women||Day 3 FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)|
|Day 3 Estradiol|
|Transvaginal Ultrasound for Antral Follicle Counts|
|For Men||Semen Analysis|
What Do These Results Mean?
Our fertility specialists will read and interpret the test results and thoroughly explain them to you. While these results do not give a definitive result, they offer an evaluation of your fertility potential. You should also be aware that these tests do not guarantee future fertility, but the results will help answer questions about when and how to start planning your family.