Finally....CD 3 Blood Work

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Finally....CD 3 Blood Work
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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 11:32pm

Well, I finally had my CD 3 blood work done today.

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Fri, 09-24-2010 - 12:45pm
I'm in L.A. ... totally normal here. In fact, I am surprised when I see someone young at the elementary school. Most parents in our suburb didn't/don't have kids till mid 30's or later...
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Fri, 09-24-2010 - 8:20am
Not where I live!
 


 


Susan V

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Fri, 09-24-2010 - 12:09am
Boulder,Co. It's the norm here too.
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
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Registered: 09-22-2010
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 10:13pm
Where are you living, Goddess? Older moms appear to be de rigeur among the NYC professional class--the "youngest" NYC mom I knew had her first at 33! And plenty are having kids in their early 40s, some mid40s even, with DE. No big thing anymore in NYC, for sure.
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Registered: 08-19-2010
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 4:54pm

Both my acus (I fired the other one LOL) really press for FSH and AMH levels to be done.

I keep seeing older mom's around here (with new babies) I mean older than me LOL, I was told where I live having babies in mid 40's is pretty popular!

44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
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Registered: 06-30-2010
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 1:52pm

My RE didn't do the amh.

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


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Registered: 09-13-2007
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 8:46am
It's a frozen specimen so some labs don't do it so check that out.
 


 


Susan V

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Thu, 09-23-2010 - 2:30am
The AMH test sounds quite interesting doesn't it? Sorry for hi-jacking your thread Terri, it just got me to thinking. :-) I hope you can get the test done without too much hassle.

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Registered: 09-22-2010
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 12:37am

Happy to help! AMH blood test is definitely newer and less common--fewer labs do this test, and it's costly, so some places bypass it. But unlike FSH, the level rarely fluctuates wildly and you can do the test on ANY day of your cycle. More docs are relying on it as an indicator of how far you are from menopause/level of ovarian reserve. Anything between 1 and 3 is considered ideal range, but of course, docs take all your numbers into consideration, so one "off" number isn't necessarily cause for panic.

So yeah, the basics now for your reproductive profile are:

Day 2-3 FSH/Estradiol, etc bloodwork.
Day 2-3 Antral Follicle Count (so far, I've only done a resting one, not on Day 3) via vaginal sonogram.
AMH blood test.
HSG/SIS test--one or the other. Two types of sonogram/xray they do to check the shape/condition of your uterus/tubes

they may ask for other stuff, too, but this seems to be the Gold Standard of basic info an RE will want.

At least that's been consistent for me in shopping around. But because my situation will involve IVF (husband had a vasectomy that we don't want to reverse for various reasons, so we'd need to do sperm aspiration, which only works with IVF, not IUI), I may go to OverKill Doctors, as far as information. :)

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Thu, 09-23-2010 - 12:29am

Very, very interesting.

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