Test Your Fertility Early

Testing_fertility_blog_august09.JPG As women wait until their 30s and 40s to have children, the risk of infertility issues rises. Some believe that women should test their own fertility early to detect if there may be infertility issues later in life. This may identify problems in a woman that may be able to be fixed prior to their attempts at pregnancy. Professor Bill Ledger has created the Plan Ahead testing kit to measure the number of eggs available in a woman's ovaries presently, and the estimated number in 2 years. "They think, 'It won't happen to me, I'm 37, I go to the gym twice a week, I don't drink, I don't smoke, I'm fit – everything about me is young'. Well it is, except your ovaries" says the creator of the Plan Ahead testing kit to the Telegraph UK. With a blood test and a full medical examination, women at age 30 can assess their current level of fertility. A couple may change their decision on holding off pregnancy if they were to know about possible future complications. On the other hand, some believe that these tests may give some women false hope that they have time to wait. There is no guarantee that these tests will predict the future chance of your fertility years ahead of time.

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