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Unsure of whether you should start planning a family now, or if you can afford to wait? Take a home fertility test to get a good indication of your fertility status.

Sexual health education in Ireland focuses on contraception but not conception. We all know that age affects fertility, but we’re not exactly sure how much. At age 22, the average woman has a 25% chance of getting pregnant each month. By 39, that rate is below 10%. As couples are having children older, it can be valuable to get a clearer picture of your fertility status so that you are more informed in planning your next steps.

The Ovarian Reserve test measures the level of AMH (Anti Mullerian Hormone) in your blood, giving a good indication of the number of eggs you have left. This can help indicate your fertility potential, both for the present and the future.

Why take a fertility test?

  • You may have been trying for a baby without any success – an ovarian reserve test may help explain why.
  • You might be thinking about getting pregnant in the near future, but are not sure whether your fertility is where it needs to be.
  • The ovarian reserve test can help you make a decision of whether to start planning a family now or whether you can afford to wait.
  • If you are considering IVF treatment, you should first have an ovarian reserve test.

What does low ovarian reserve mean?

A low ovarian reserve result means you have a lower number of eggs remaining in your ovaries than is expected for your age. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll find it difficult getting pregnant because the quality of your remaining eggs may still be high. However, research shows that the average women with low AMH levels experience more difficulty getting pregnant.

A 45 year old woman can have good quality eggs (for her age) and still be fertile, although this is quite rare. The same is true for the other extreme – a 25 year old woman can have poor quality eggs and be infertile. But again – not very common. The thing to remember is that egg quantity and quality declines over time – usually starting in a woman’s early 30s and quicker in her late 30s and early 40s. The only way to know for sure where you stand is by testing.

Take an at-home Ovarian Reserve test

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Now you can check your ovarian reserve with a home test from LetsGetChecked, whose service is both convenient and confidential. Self-collect a finger-prick blood sample, send it by free-post to their laboratory and your results will be delivered all in a matter of days. LetsGetChecked nursing staff will help with any questions you may have so that you are fully informed.

Before making any decision regarding your fertility, arm yourself with the correct data. This home fertility test provides you with a unique opportunity to plan ahead and make the necessary steps towards increasing your chances of getting pregnant in the future.

To order a home fertility test with fast, accurate and confidential results visit https://www.letsgetchecked.com/ie/en/fertility-screening-test/ovarian-reserve/

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