Your Guide to Fertility Testing
When first exploring fertility care, it’s not uncommon for people to have reservations about the fertility evaluation and testing processes. You may be filled with questions like, “What tests will I need?” or “What if the results are bad?” or “What if there’s nothing that can be done?”
The Prelude Network® understands how stressful this part of the fertility journey can be – that’s why we place such a high priority on helping every patient at their own pace. Whether you’re ready to take the first step or you’re still doing your research, we’re here to provide you with all the information and support you need to make an empowered decision.
What is a fertility evaluation?
A fertility evaluation is a diagnostic process consisting of various exams and testing procedures designed to uncover the reasons someone is having trouble getting pregnant. The fertility evaluation is considered to be the A fertility evaluation is a diagnostic process consisting of various exams and testing procedures designed to uncover the reasons someone is having trouble getting pregnant. The fertility evaluation is considered to be the first step in a fertility journey, as it sets the stage for creating a personalized treatment plan that addresses the patient’s specific issues.
Types of Fertility Testing & Evaluation
Female Fertility EvaluationThere is a wide range of factors that can make it difficult for a woman to conceive or sustain a pregnancy. A female fertility evaluation helps to uncover the reasons why. The diagnostic information gathered from the evaluation offers invaluable insights that help to formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Learn more about female fertility and how it's evaluated.
Male Fertility EvaluationContrary to popular belief, infertility is something that impacts men just as much as women. When men are unable to impregnate, it is often because of issues with sperm quantity or quality. A male fertility evaluation, which primarily consists of sperm analysis, can help clarify the exact issue. Learn more about male fertility and how it's evaluated.
Genetic Testing & Screening
For fertility patients with certain risk factors and concerns, preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) and screening can help improve the chances of successfully having a child through IVF by selecting only healthy embryos for implantation. There are different types of genetic testing available, depending on your needs. Learn more about genetic testing and screening.
Fertility Evaluation FAQ: Learn With Prelude
If you’ve been trying to conceive and haven’t had a successful pregnancy, having your fertility tested and evaluated will help shed some light as to why. Even if you haven’t started thinking about children, it can sometimes be helpful to undergo fertility testing anyway. Many fertility issues are easier to solve if caught early on. Plus, if you don’t want to have children now but may want them in the future, getting your fertility evaluated now can help you keep the option open.