Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) test is performed between 11 and 14 weeks of a pregnancy to check for any chromosomal defect in the fetus. First trimester blood test PAPP-A is done for defects like trisomy 18, and trisomy 21 (Down's Syndrome). Papp-A test normal range is from 0.5 MOM to more than that value.
Inhibin B level is correlated with developing ovarian follicles. The amount of Inhibin B hormone during the start of a new menstrual cycle is directly related to the number and health of small growing follicles. For pregnant women, a high level of Inhibin B results in Down's Syndrome.
Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Test indicates the reaction of gluten with digestive system. The tTG-IgA, tTG-Igg, DGP-IgA tests help in finding causes of celiac diseases. Nowadays, home celiac, and gluten blood test kits are also available. Doctors suggest to include as gluten-free diet daily to avoid celiac disease.
Follicle stimulating test helps to identify the levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in the body. The purpose of follicle stimulating hormone blood test is to measure the FSH levels in the bloodstream. Indications for FSH test are infertility, menopause-related issues. Risks of FSH test are minimal.
Fertility awareness method refers to a set of practices used to determine the fertile and infertile phases of a womans menstrual cycle. Methods include standard days, two days method and BBT method. There are no side effects and women with STI, miscarriage or breastfeeding can use this method.
Infertility treatment includes IVF, IUI, ICSI, Surrogacy, TESA and many more treatments. Some myths about infertility treatments are that stress causes infertility, age affects fertility. The facts about infertility are that it affects both men and women equally and increased smoking and weight causes infertility.
Surrogate mother has to undergo a screening before signing a legal agreement with intended parents. Surrogate screening in surrogacy process includes previous pregnancy history of surrogate mother, background and family checking, psychological and overall health status including genetic disorders.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman's hormonal levels and helps her conceive. PCOS symptoms include irregular ovulation or menstrual cycle, increase in androgen. A woman can get pregnant with PCOS by maintaining a healthy diet, medication, ovarian drilling and IVF procedure.
Clomid Tablet is used to stimulate ovaries. Clomid tablets can result in twins or multiple births as intake of clomid results in the over production of egg stimulating hormones, which further causes, the release of more than 1 egg from the ovary. The side effects of clomid tablet are breast pain, headache, mood swings, nausea.
Ovulation is a phase in which eggs are released from ovaries in women. Ovulation can be predicted with the help of ovulation predictor kit and ovulation app where you can record cervical mucus changes and BBT. A woman can also track her ovulation by calculating it from the last date of her menstrual cycle.