FSH home-test (fertility test): you can use it but make sure to know this

FSH home-test (fertility test): you can use it but make sure to know this One of the most important hormones telling a women how many eggs she has left is FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). In recent years, several home tests have been developed as a convenient means to check fertility at home. Such tests are similar to pregnancy test strips, meaning it's really very easy to use them. Testing should be performed on cycle day [...]

2018-06-18T08:26:49+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Fertility bloodwork: 7 hormones which are most important for fertility

Fertility bloodwork: 7 hormones which are most important for fertility Image credit: Tuomas Lehtinen at FreeDigitalPhotos.net This happens to me often: a woman writes to me and tells me all about her fertility journey and asks a ton of questions. Then I say: all right, but could you please send me your recent bloodwork? Then the woman sends me a ton of data: all the stimulation protocols she's been through, her husband's sperm [...]

2018-06-18T10:33:43+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Do you know your AMH and FSH levels?

Do you know your AMH and FSH levels? My best friend is thirty-nine and is still postponing having a baby. We have discussed all kinds of fertility topics for years - from egg freezing, to low ovarian reserve, tracking ovulation etc., and still she would not even go to a doctor to find out about her AMH or FSH. “What if it's bad?” she says. “Then I will just start panicking and will feel bad [...]

2018-06-18T10:42:22+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Why antral follicle count is a number you need to know

Why antral follicle count is a number you need to know Antral follicle count is a reliable readout of how active your ovaries are. Together with AMH and FSH, antral follicle counts adds a precious information to what exactly the time is on your personal biological clock and how many eggs you have left. You can then build on this information yourself and adjust your life habits so as to give to those eggs all they need to [...]

2018-06-18T11:42:49+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |