Sunday, January 14, 2007

Test Your Biological Clock At Home

This article discusses a new test you can buy that will evaluate three hormones in a woman's blood to determine the level of her fertility.  It basically asesses her ovarian reserve, which is the number of eggs she has left to conceive a child.  More and more women put off having children (especially to pursue careers) and don't really know if that delay will cause a struggle to get pregnant later on.  There are many factors, both genetic and lifestyle, that can affect a woman's ability to conceive.  This test can be another helpful way to help women determine when it is appropriate for them to try to get pregnant.  More...
A woman's fertility declines at different rates for a variety of reasons. It can be affected by genetics, which determines the rate at which the eggs a woman is born with are used up, and the age of the onset of puberty, meaning eggs could start to be used up earlier. Lifestyle factors such as body weight and alcohol consumption can also have an effect, making eggs deteriorate more quickly.

The body-clock baby | News | This is London

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