Let’s talk about regrets. I spent some time when I was younger trying to avoid pregnancy. Maybe you have too.
I’m not sure that I would have changed the decision and started earlier back then as I was already on the young side when I started to try to conceive. There are some decisions that I most certainly would have changed though.
Starting with understanding how my body, my husband’s body and fertility in general worked.
Or another way of looking at it– what do I wish I had known about fertility when I was younger?
What I Wish I Had Known About Fertility When I Was Younger
- I wish I had known that my younger age (26) didn’t necessarily mean I was fertile.
- That my menstrual cycles coming irregularly was a concrete sign that my reproductive system was not functioning quite properly.
- Staying up-to-date on infertility procedures and protocols was important, but less so when I was in fertility treatment with a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist.
- Being on the right side of the statistics or “odds” of getting pregnant only works when it works. Even a 70% chance of achieving an on-going pregnancy still means a 30% of being disappointed.
- I wish there had been a magic test– one that evaluated how fertile I was or was not.
And you know what?
Now we have number five. What seemed like a magic test twenty five years ago is now a reality. It exists, in real time. It’s inexpensive, it’s fairly non-invasive (a simple blood draw), it can be done at anytime of the month, while you’re on birth control and it’s non-fasting.
It’s called Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH).
And at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), it’s free.
We’re over-achievers here at RMACT, so if free is good, we make it free a few different ways.
Free AMH Fertility Testing This Summer
First, all summer long, free AMH testing is being done for teachers, as an extra thank you and acknowledgement. You will need to set up an appointment; you can do that by clicking here. Hours for testing will be from 9-11, Monday through Friday at all four of our convenient locations. If you have questions, please call Kate at 203-750-7437.
On Thursday July 23, RMACT will host an evening of free testing in the brand new Danbury office. Doctors and nurses will be on hand to discuss the capabilities of the test, when to expect results and more. Please click here to RSVP.
If you are a young woman, get a baseline AMH test done. If you know a young woman, share this with her. This information could prove to be invaluable in the future. And knowing what your levels are now so that you can compare them a year or so from now will give you a much more complete picture of your fertility potential.
Our goal is for you to understand all that you can know so that you can make informed and educated decisions about your future.
We’re here to help.