Fertility Testing

When do you need fertility testing?

Infertility affects 10-15% of the reproductive age population. Approximately 1 in 8 couples need help to get pregnant in the United States. If you have been trying to conceive for more than 6 months or a year, we recommend you undergo fertility testing to find out what is preventing you from achieving pregnancy. Whether you or your partner plan to but have not been trying to achieve pregnancy, or if you are anxious about age related fertility issues, eager to conceive, or just simply want to ensure the odds are in your favor, fertility testing is a great place to start.

 

Fertility testing involves both partners because it takes two to have a baby!

 

According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), infertility affects men and women equally. For instance, ASRM reports that the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause of infertility in approximately 40% of infertile couples.

We offer fertility testing to answer the following questions:

Am I ovulating regularly?
How many follicles do I have on my ovaries? How is my ovarian reserve?
What is my sex hormone levels?
Do I have any thyroid dysfunction or other hormonal conditions that could prevent me from getting pregnant?
Is my uterus lining in optimal condition to accept embryos?
Do I have fibroids on my uterus?
Are my fallopian tubes open?
Is my partner’s sperm adequate?
Do I or my partner carry any genetic conditions that could affect the health of the baby?

 

We also recommend other tests based on your fertility history. For example, if you have irregular menstrual cycles, we might test for PCOS. If you had a history of recurrent pregnancy loss, we might look for uterine anomalies or genetic disorders. If you have any chronic medical conditions such as thyroid disorders , diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol, we may order tests base on your personal risk factors.