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Fertility tests in a box are unreliable say experts

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, October 23, 2009 | 0 comments

High Street fertility tests, such as the one’s produced by Fertell and available off-the-shelf or purchased online are unreliable in estimating childbearing years left, experts claim. They were valuable however for women undergoing IVF.

Women increasingly use either the blood or urine test to see how long they can continue their careers without having children. Tests do show how many eggs a woman has remaining, but they don’t reveal the quality or other underlying barriers to conception. Blocked Fallopian tubes, a major cause of infertility are also not part of the, “high street” test.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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