This new fertility kit, which is termed as the Plan Ahead kit comes down as a boon for those who are in a dilemma and helps them to decide about their pregnancy. The kit is very simple and was successfully launched in the market after completing all the necessary tests. It gives them a clear view about their biological cycle.
It measures the hormone levels and compares it with a standard levels. The results help the women to decide on the time interval for which they are going to postpone their pregnancy. The kit costs about £179. It analyses the number of eggs in a woman's ovaries and compare it with the standard levels present in the normal woman of the similar age group.
With this data it is possible to calculate the number of eggs the women can produce in the next two years. Hence with this information the woman can make a decision about her pregnancy. The test will soon be available in the private clinics and at the pharmacy.
The scientific community is very happy about this new kit but other experts feel that further research have to be done to ensure the efficiency and accuracy of the kit.
Statistics show that women in the United States are delaying their motherhood and pursuing their careers, thinking that they will still be able to conceive late in their thirties or even early forties.
But the doctors feel that the fertility starts decreasing when a woman reaches the age of 35 years. After this age the woman finds it very difficulty to conceive naturally.
The kit is marketed by Lifestyle Choices. It basically measures three hormone levels in the blood, two from the ovaries (inhibin B and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH)) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) from the pituitary gland.
Bill Ledger, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sheffield developed this kit. He said that this would reduce their fear when they come to know about their declining fertility.
The women after undergoing the test receives a letter informing her about her fertility and explaining to her in detail about the various aspects of the test result.
Clare Brown, the chief executive of Infertility Network UK, was happy to learn about this new kit but also informed the public that there are other factors besides hormones, which can prevent a woman from conceiving.