Female Fertility Check
For many women in Ireland, education, career, travel and general lifestyle tend to dominate the 20s, meaning that starting a family is inevitably pushed out. In many cases, the difficulty in finding the right partner further increase the tendency to delay starting a family.
Unfortunately, though so many other things in life can be delayed, fertility is one thing that cannot be put on hold.
Every woman is born with her lifetime supply of eggs. The eggs diminish in number and quality with increasing age, thus limiting her childbearing years. Every woman is different, and for some, this decline in fertility happens at an earlier age without any warning signs or symptoms.
In general, a woman’s fertility peaks in her 20s, after which it starts to decline slowly, with a more dramatic drop from the age of 35. This decline makes it more difficult for a woman to have a baby as she gets older.
While fertility cannot be deferred or postponed, a huge amount of information can be gathered from simple fertility assessments, and when it comes to trying to start a family, the more knowledge you are armed with, the better position you will be in to have control over your choices.
A fertility assessment will empower you with information about your reproductive health and the number of eggs you have (your ovarian reserve).
The results may be positive and reassuring or may identify a fertility concern, thus allowing you early access to fertility assistance.