The information you learn could make all the difference in the world. By taking a fertility test you can make smart and informed choices about your future family options. You might decide to start trying to conceive earlier, or you might choose to freeze your eggs or embryos for future implantation. If you're planning to wait until later in life to start trying to conceive, now's the time to book your fertility MOT.
A woman in her early to mid-20s has a 25–30% chance of getting pregnant every month. Fertility generally starts to reduce when a woman is in her early 30s, and more so after the age of 35. By age 40, the chance of getting pregnant in any monthly cycle is around 5%.
It’s never too early to start thinking about this. Whether you’re in your 20s, 30s or 40s, if having a family is in your life plan, then taking control of understanding where you are on the fertility scale is crucial. Some may go through the menopause as early as 30s and in some cases as early as 20s. It’s important to future proof if you want to protect having a family as an option for your future.
You may be in your 20s considering preserving your fertility. You may have been trying to conceive for a few months without success. You may be in a same sex relationship considering reciprocal IVF or surrogacy. You may need medical treatment that could affect your fertility or you are experiencing irregular periods and concerned about oncoming menopause. Or you may just want to have a general check up. There are many reasons to have a fertility check up.
Men and women’s fertility reduces as we all age with fertility issues being a 60/40 split between women and men. Male fertility can be affected by a variety of issues. By testing, you will be able to understand your fertility status, giving you options on ways to improve your fertility in preparation for your future family.
For most women the menopause starts between 45 and 55 years of age, averaging at 51. But around 1 in 100 women experience the menopause before 40 years of age.
An unbelievable 1 in 4 people around the world experience fertility issues according to WHO (World Health Organisation)
There are many reasons why you may need to preserve your fertility – maybe you are single and wanting to delay parenthood, you are about to have cancer treatment, or you are in the early stages of menopause. Whatever your reason, IVF for fertility preservation is your path to future parenthood. To learn more about this path, and to speak to someone who can support you on your journey, head over to Babble Care Plus.
If you are struggling to conceive, do consider fertility tests and discussing with a fertility specialist. Our fertility navigators are here to help you with any questions you may have.
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