Checking How Old Your Eggs Are
Life can get in the way when you are younger. Being social with friends, wanting to experience new things, finding the right partner and working towards becoming financially stable are major reasons why more women are waiting to have kids in their 30’s and 40’s. However, as you approach the age of 35, your biological clock starts ticking. As you age, the quality of your eggs significantly decreases and infertility becomes increasingly more common. That is why an Egg Check test is crucial at any age. Checking how old your eggs are is an easy process. If you are interested, below are some common questions to ask yourself before having an Egg Check test.
Should I Be Worried About My Reproductive Age Health?
As you get older, reproductive ability takes a sharp decline until the ovaries stop functioning altogether. Having trouble getting pregnant can be discouraging, especially if it’s your dream one day to have kids. Checking your reproductive age with an Egg Check test can help you determine if there is an issue with the quality of your eggs, and ease your worries about your reproductive health.
How Do I Know if the Egg Check Test is Right for Me?
The Egg Check test is applicable if you are interested in getting pregnant now or in the future. Here are four questions to ask yourself to determine if the Egg Check test is right for you:
- Are you interested in having a baby?
- Not ready yet?
- Would you like to know how fast your eggs have aged?
- Want to know your options to preserve your fertility?
If you checked off any of these, you qualify for the Egg Check test.
What is the Egg Check Test?
The Egg Check test helps determine your reproductive age and your chances of conceiving. Egg Check tests are also known as ovarian reserve tests, because they are testing the supply or reserve of the eggs remaining in your ovaries. Identifying the number and quality of your remaining eggs helps determine your reproductive potential, helping you plan for the future.
What is the Egg Check Test Like?
The Egg Check test is noninvasive, does not require any prep and is made up of a few steps. This is a simple process known to many as the “Day 3 Test”. Once you start your menstrual cycle, your blood will be tested and you will receive an ultrasound on the third full day of your period. This test allows your physician to determine how fast or slow your eggs are aging and what options would be best for you moving forward. After the test, you will be scheduled to meet with a board-certified infertility specialist to discuss your results. Common procedures and recommendations after the Egg Check test include freezing your eggs and/or freezing embryos.
Schedule an Egg Check Test Today
If you are considering starting a family, but are experiencing trouble, our team of fertility specialists at NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York would love to help you. With our dedicated team of reputable doctors, we can help you with anything from providing you with an Egg Check test, egg freezing, male or female evaluation, or an IVF procedure. Don’t let your biological clock keep you from reaching your dreams, contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our four offices.