Our Fertility Clinics Offer a Unique “Fertility Awareness” Program
What few people realize is that there are a number of “silent” conditions that can reduce or block fertility over time without ever showing symptoms. Some of these conditions can be treated (the earlier, the better) and some can be prevented from getting worse; the sooner you know about them, the better. But either way, they’re not something anyone wants to risk finding out at the last minute.
The Fertility Check Process
THE VALUE OF A BASELINE FERTILITY SCREENING
At Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health, we believe a fertility checkup is the best way to prepare you for parenthood-now or later. Having a fertility awareness screening well before you’re ready to conceive gives you and the fertility doctor a baseline to work from, which is important for two reasons.
- It allows you and your fertility doctor to identify and take action regarding any fertility issues that could cause reproductive problems later.
- It will help your fertility doctor measure any changes in your reproductive health over the years to come.
WHAT THE FERTILITY AWARENESS SCREENING INVOLVES
The fertility awareness screening at AZARH begins with your fertility doctor taking a thorough review of your medical history with particular focus on the details of your menstrual cycle, any STDs, past pregnancies or miscarriages, and any known hormonal issues. A physical exam and transvaginal ultrasound will follow, along with a series of blood tests that help measure various levels of hormones in your body.
To check for any physical abnormalities within your reproductive system, and to ensure that your fallopian tubes are open and clear, your doctor may also send you to have a hysterosalpingogram, which is an x-ray of your uterus and fallopian tubes.
All of these tests allow your fertility doctor to determine whether you are ovulating, what your ovarian reserve assessment is, whether you have any chronic conditions like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and much more.
PREPARE NOW FOR PARENTHOOD LATER
Part of being a great parent is being well-prepared. And that includes getting yourself ready now for the pregnancies you will want later. So don’t let yourself be caught by surprise by issues that could delay or prevent you from becoming pregnant when you finally want to. Schedule an appointment with our Arizona fertility doctors or call 480-946-9900 today to have a fertility checkup. That way your chance of success when you are ready to become a parent will be as good as you can make it.