If becoming a parent is one of your future goals, there is no better time than right now to understand your fertility status. The earlier you have your fertility checked, the better you will be able to plan for the future when you decide to pursue parenthood.
Why get a Fertility Awareness Checkup?
A Fertility Awareness Checkup will help you in your quest to plan a family by providing an initial overview of your reproductive potential. This will help alleviate stress, as well as save valuable time and financial resources in your journey to become a parent.
What is a Fertility Awareness Checkup?
This checkup includes the most predictive fertility testing to date to determine your potential for getting pregnant. For women the checkup includes two blood tests and an ultrasound (called an Antral Follicle Count).
Who should get tested?
Approximately half of infertility cases involve female fertility issues, so any woman who plans to be a parent in the future should consider being tested. We also offer male fertility testing for a separate fee.
We will perform two blood tests — Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Estradiol tests — which will provide us with information about your basic fertility status. The FSH test measures the function of your ovaries and tells us about your fertility potential. The best time to have these tests performed 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. Once you schedule a checkup, we ask that you call on Day 1 of your cycle. If Day 1 falls on a weekend please call us on Monday to determine which day is best for you to come in for testing.
How do I know what the results mean?
Dr. Dicken or Dr. O’Shaughnessy will read and interpret the test results and thoroughly explain them to you via a telephone call. While these results do not give a definitive analysis of all possible fertility issues, they offer an estimate 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.
How much does it cost?
The Fertility Awareness Checkup is offered at a special price of $90 paid at the testing visit.
How do I schedule?
Fill out the form below and someone will contact you to schedule. You can also call our office directly at 646.792.7476 and ask to schedule a Fertility Check.