Fertility Assessment For Women
Women are born with millions of eggs approx. 5-7 million, however, the number of eggs decreases rapidly after birth around 1-2 million to reduces to 500,000 by puberty. and women are left with merely 1000 eggs at menopause. The rate of loss of these eggs varies at different rates among women regardless of their health status. Not only quantity, the quality of a woman’s eggs also decreases progressively. More rapid decreases in quality begin at age of 35 with increased difficulty in conceiving naturally in their late 30s and 40s. Unfortunately, for some women, the quality of their eggs decline as early as their 20s.
In addition, the incidence of chromosomally abnormal eggs also increases with age with remarkable increases starting around age 37 although this also varies from one individual to another.
OVARIAN AGING AND AWARENESS
The major frustrations among women is lack of awareness about their declining quality and quantity of eggs with the age. Participating in our Fertility assessment program would benefit more women from knowing the status of their egg as early as possible. Women whose eggs are still viable can consider delaying their childbearing depending on their age. Women whose eggs have a decrease in quality or quantity may consider preserving their fertility by freezing eggs or embryos before further compromise With the advancements in techniques of egg freezing using an new technique called vitrification (flash-freezing method), the eggs can be preserved for long years and there is 95% chance of retrieval upto 5 yrs.
FAMILY HISTORY OF INFERTILITY
There are women whose mother or sisters have experienced infertility and were diagnosed with decreased egg quality or quantity at a young age. These women would also benefit greatly from understanding their fertility health early in their lives.
They can opt for egg preservation to avoid fertility problems in future.
CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATING
Conceive IVF offers women of child-bearing age an opportunity to determine the current status of their ovarian reserve through Conceive’s Fertility Assessment Program. In order to qualify, women must be under the age of 40, planning to conceive in the near future, and wishes to know about her current fertility status.
Women who are on birth control pills will need to discontinue the pills for one month before the testing.
FERTILITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM SERVICES
The following services are included in Conceive’s fertility assessment program:
- New Patient Consultation
- Baseline Ultrasound: Evaluation of the uterus and number of eggs potentially stimulating during that menstrual cycle assessing both quality and quantity of eggs
- Day 3 Hormones including FSH, LH, Estradiol.
- Thyroid function test
- Prolactin hormone
- Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)
- Antral Follicle Count
HOW TO START THE PROGRAM
Click here to schedule an appointment with a Doctor to begin the fertility assessment program.