tests before getting pregnant

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Registered: 07-15-2009
tests before getting pregnant
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Wed, 07-15-2009 - 5:00pm

Hi,


iVillage Member
Registered: 07-14-2009
Thu, 07-16-2009 - 12:30am
Hi,
We started TTC this year and my doc started with a day 3 FSH test which determines how well your ovulation is happening (something to do with regularity and quality of eggs released). I've done a lot of reading lately and it seems that some docs recommend various tests for hormone levels and commonly for thyroid function to rule out any problems with your body's ability to produce the hormones needed for pregnancy.
However, it was interesting to see that many docs don't do a lot of investigation of your hormones until someone shows repeated m/c. Does not seem to make sense!
Anyway, u could discuss with your doc what your concerns are and s/he may recommend tests appropriate for your age and medical history. Good luck!
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Registered: 05-31-2004
Wed, 07-15-2009 - 5:42pm

The tests I know of are to test your FSH and your LH, but I don't think either one can tell you if the baby will be healthy or not. Some of the ladies here might know more.

Despite all the doom and gloom that the doctors may try to tell you, it isn't as bad as it seems. The odds of having a healthy child are still very much in your favour. Yes, the risk does increase with age, but not so much that you should be scared. To hear the medical profession (in general) talk about it, you would think it was practically a guarantee that your child would have problems! Not so! Someone here might have more accurate figures, but I think the odds of a healthy child are still over 80%. There is some good info in one of the other sections if you have time you could check it out.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask, I am sure someone will be able to help you.

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious