For many couples trying to have a baby, the question of infertility can be daunting. Instead of constantly worrying about the possibilities, you can choose to have a one-time fertility awareness checkup at Fertility Centers of Illinois. This easy checkup at any of FCI’s Chicago-area fertility offices gives you basic information about you and your partner’s reproductive potential. Here is what you need to know about a fertility awareness checkup:
What Procedures Are Included?
To test female fertility, two blood tests and an ultrasound are performed at our fertility clinic. One blood test determines your FSH level, which tells fertility treatment doctors how your ovaries are functioning and what level of eggs you still have in supply. The other blood test measures your Estradiol level, which helps doctors better analyze your FSH level. Along with these tests, you will also receive a transvaginal ultrasound which performs an Antral Follicle Count. Checking male fertility only requires one test that analyzes the man’s semen. There are specific instructions about how long before testing a man must refrain from sexual activities.
Why Is a Checkup Beneficial?
A fertility awareness checkup is a low-cost way for couples to understand their combined fertility. Since women and men both contribute equally to infertility, knowing which partner should undergo infertility treatment is a great place to get started. These tests cost a total of $90, which can be applied to later treatment if you decide to schedule a new patient consult due to the results.
Results from your fertility awareness checkup exam will be compiled and analyzed by a specialist at your fertility clinic. These results may not give you all the answers you need about your fertility, but they are a good starting point to begin fertility treatment if necessary.
If you and your partner would like some answers about your fertility, schedule a fertility awareness checkup at Fertility Centers of Illinois. We offer cutting-edge fertility treatment in Chicago and help many couples learn and treat a variety of fertility issues. Call (877) 499-8730 to learn more about scheduling a fertility awareness checkup.