After fertility testing, we rarely see ‘unexplained infertility’. We used to think 15-20% of infertility was ‘unexplained’ (with regular cycles, open tubes, and good sperm) – with modern testing it’s under 1%. Ovarian reserve testing (ultrasound for ovarian volumes and antral follicle count, Antimullerian Hormone or AMH and the Clomid Challenge test) ‘explains’ a lot… Read More
A sensitive home pregnancy test should be positive 15 days after ovulation. If the result is unclear get a blood pregnancy test (quantitative beta hCG) through your OB/Gyn. How accurately you determined the day of ovulation may affect the results – ovulation predictor kits are most accurate if you have regular cycles. Basal body temperature… Read More
On average it’s in the 40’s, and fertility for most women is very low at 45 and older with their own eggs. There are many individual factors however – we see women in their 20’s who can’t conceive naturally, and there are healthy pregnancies in 47 year olds, and everything in between. Using egg donation… Read More
Roughly two weeks after conception, or about 15 days after a positive ovulation test. If your pregnancy hormone levels are high enough, home pregnancy tests may turn positive a few days before the date of your ‘missed period’. Blood pregnancy tests are more sensitive.
See a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility or REI MD, who will review your medical history and your partner’s history, examine you, and recommend appropriate fertility tests for both of you. These may include blood work to check your ovarian reserve (egg numbers and quality) and to check for hormonal problems, an ultrasound scan of your… Read More
Lifestyle changes that may help include aiming for a normal weight if you’re underweight or overweight, stopping smoking, avoiding heavy alcohol use, and avoiding illegal drugs as well as prescription narcotic pain medications. High caffeine intake may increase the risk of miscarriage, based on a single study – stick to one cup of brewed coffee… Read More