Before you decide to get pregnant, it is prudent to evaluate if you carry certain genetic risk factors and other possible risks that will complicate your pregnancy.
Many people want to complicate this process. Fertility physiology is an amazing demonstration of natural precision. It is also very easy to detect and diagnose when it is not functioning properly.
You only need 3 things to get pregnant:
1. An egg (oocyte)
2. A sperm
3. A place for them to have a date and implant (functional fallopian tubes and uterus).
Therefore, the great majority of challenges to fertility are identified in one of these 3 elements — elements that can be examined right here in our office.
1. How do I test for egg availability? Blood test AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone), or conducting an ultrasound to count the ovarian follicles, known as an AFC (Antral Follicular Count)
2. How do I test for sperm availability and viability? Through a Semen Analysis
3. How do I check for functional fallopian tubes? Using a dye test X ray
(Hysterosalpingogram or HSG), or a HyCoSy sonogram (hystero-salpingo contrast sonography).