Female Fertility MOT
What does it mean to have a ‘good’ ovarian reserve? How might that affect whether you can have children now or later in life? And how quickly could your ovarian reserve drop?
Many women worry about their ability to have children, either now or in the future. But until you try to conceive, there’s really no way to tell how easy it will be.
During the female Fertility MOT, we’ll check your ovarian reserve and thyroid hormone levels. If you’ve been trying to conceive for a while, or you’re just thinking about having a family in the future, it’s the first step in exploring your fertility.
Most GPs don’t offer these tests as standard. And they may have limited experience of interpreting the results.
What does the Female Fertility MOT involve?
Assessing your ovarian reserve involves having a blood test and internal pelvic ultrasound scan of your ovaries and womb before your consultation with the doctor. These tests are both done at the clinic. Sometimes it’s possible to have your scan on the same day you see the doctor, although the blood test is usually done a few days before so that we have the result back in time to see the doctor.
The internal scan allows us to count the number of ‘antral follicles’ (small fluid-filled sacs) which are present on each ovary. It’s usually done on the day of your consultation with the doctor. The blood test measures the anti-mullerian hormone (AMH ), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH ), luteinising hormone (LH) and oestradiol. It is normally done between day 2 and 4 of your cycle.
If you’ve already had some fertility tests elsewhere, we will create a bespoke package for you. This includes an initial consultation and any tests which may not have been done or are out of date.
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