There are many reasons to postpone the start of a family but a question that often concerns individuals is, will I be able to conceive when the time is right? Life is fast-moving, understanding the status of your current reproductive health can help to identify options that are right for you.
Bringing control and peace-of-mind back to the fertility process, RMI has developed a fertility assessment. If starting a family is something that you see for yourself in the future, RMI can help you take a proactive approach at monitoring your fertility while avoiding infringing on your insurance benefits. RMI is now offering a low-cost fertility assessment to both women and men. With easy to schedule appointments and convenient office locations, RMI strives to work with your schedule.
For Women: Blood levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Estradiol (E2) will be measured and a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound with antral follicle count will be performed. These tests are used to evaluate anatomy of the uterus and ovaries, as well as ovarian reserve – ability of the ovaries to produce healthy eggs.
For Men: Semen analysis will be performed. This test determines the sperm count, motility (ability to move), and morphology (size and shape). Prior to preforming a semen analysis, men should abstain from any sexual activity for 2-3 days.
After the tests have been performed, you will be provided a letter of interpretation. Though these results do not guarantee your ability to conceive, they are able to give you an indication of where you are in your fertility timeline. Having the knowledge of your reproductive health can help you take control over your fertility options.
The cost of the Fertility Assessment is $90 and is due at the time of visit, this is not run through your insurance benefits. This assessment does not include a physician consult. If you choose to schedule a physician consult, a $90 credit will be issued to your account.
What options are available if my results are abnormal:
-Schedule a consult with fertility specialist to discuss options for further in-depth diagnostic evaluation and to discuss treatment options
-Consider starting the family as soon as your situation allows
-Consider fertility preservation – egg freezing or embryo freezing