Saw an ad for the “modern fertility” test kits. Has anyone used them? Thoughts?

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Just my two cents…. I feel like I’m ALWAYS getting ads for fertility products. It’s started to anger me that so many companies (and random influencers) try to profit on us trying to gain knowledge/answers.

I think these types of tests serve a purpose, but I do really recommend talking to your GYNO/OB first. A couple years back I told my doctor at a physical I was concerned about my fertility and was considering purchasing one of those blood tests for more insight. She laughed and was like I can do that all for you, insurance will cover it, and we can have a convo about it.

Usually a blood draw on cycle day 3-5 can give you a high level picture of what’s going on, and that’s all those tests do. Except if you go through an OBGYN you can begin to build a solid relationship and clinically take action for the results.

FSH, LH, AMH, Estrogen, Progesterone, TSH, T4, and testosterone can be a good place to start. Most of those hormones work in conjunction with each other to create a cycle. Learning what hormones drop or rise depending on where you are in your cycle is everything.

AMH can give a good idea of ovarian reserve. It’s not a perfect science but if your number looks low it can give you some insight into things.

The world of fertility can be summed up mostly in that blood draw (a fabulous place to start). When issues are found, things can get really complicated… BUT it helps so so much to truly understand your hormones, cycle, and body.

Just my two cents. I’m both grateful for companies that try to help infertility and frustrated that the way they market things make everything feel like a quick fix (i.e freeze you eggs!! take the pressure off!! … freezing your eggs is a really large commitment with time, money, and your body. no where in the ad does it typically say this).

Maybe doing something like modern fertility can help take the edge off any concern is the results seem to be normal. But know if there is anything noteworthy, you’d need to build a relationship with an OBGYN regardless

Rant over :)

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Thank you for these thoughts!

I tried it recently. It was easy enough to do and the turnaround time for the results was pretty quick. It doesn’t replace clinical care of course but I am happy to have the info going into fertility discussions. They run discounts from time to time so I took advantage of that!

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Thank you!

You can also use your HSA to pay for them, they are a qualified medical expense

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