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Everything you need to know about reproductive health, fertility testing, fertility treatment (like IUI and IVF) and how to navigate fertility challenges.

Shandley McMurray

Shandley McMurray is a writer and editor specializing in health and wellness topics. In addition to creating articles for magazines and websites across the globe, Shandley has penned multiple books including: Managing Stress & Anxiety (Belvoir Media Group), Hey Baby! What’s Your Name? A Canadian Guide to Naming Your Baby (John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd), and the children’s titles, On The Reef and Under Your Nose (Firefly Books).

Women's Health | Fertility Testing

By: Shandley McMurray
July 17th, 2019

Trying to conceive can be like riding a roller coaster; slow climbs followed by quick drops with a mixture of fear and excitement thrown in at each curve. Sometimes the whole process can feel daunting, filled with confusing medical terms and tests we never knew existed. That’s when we often reach for an over-the-counter solution as opposed to a clinic. And that’s okay! Wanting to know more information on your personal fertility is a huge step in the right direction. Congratulations on taking charge of this important part of your life! You’ve done the hard part – deciding to take a test is a clear sign that you’re trying to plan and be being proactive about your fertility. But when it comes to choosing a fertility test, the options can seem overwhelming. Whether you’re hoping to freeze your eggs or use them now, you realize it’s important to test your fertility. Understanding your hormone levels can help you determine things like egg count and ovulation cycles. But what test should you choose? Do at-home fertility tests really work, or should you opt for an in-office, doctor-led test instead? We’re here to help.