So a little while ago I posted on my Instagram about a new at-home fertility test kit from Modern Fertility. I love the idea of it so much, that I asked if I could have an affiliate code to share with you all, and they obliged! I think this is came changing for the ttc and infertility community! So I wanted to share that along with more details about my personal experience using it. Use any of my links in this post to get $20 off the test!
First I wanted to talk a bit about why I think this product is such a valuable resource! As you know, Brad and I have had quite the journey to parenthood through infertility and IVF. You can read more about our whole journey so far here. So needless to say, anything that helps couples understand their fertility is valuable to us. The think that I love about Modern Fertility’s at-home kit, is that it puts that fertility knowledge into your own hands in a convenient and cost-effective way. We didn’t start learning about our fertility until after years of unsuccessful trying and some costly doctor’s visits. I love that you can now just order yourself a kit anytime and get valuable fertility health information. And the kit is only $159 retail (you can use my link to get $20 off too)! The very first set of blood draws I did were over $750!
Even though we have gone through extensive fertility testing and treatment over the years, I was excited to try the kit out as Brad and I plan ahead for our next cycle. It’s been several years since I have had some of these hormone levels testes, and I am in my 30s now, so I decided an updated panel would be a good idea. The kit tests your AMH, FSH, TSH, LH, and E2, so there’s a lot of information to gain from doing the test.
If you have ever taken a DNA test or food sensitivity test or something similar, the test kit process should be familiar. I received a small box in the mail with a registration and instruction card, some finger prickers, cards to collect the sample on, some biohazard bags, Band-Aids, alcohol wipes, and a mailer to send it back in. Now if you are on birth control, you can take the sample anytime, but if not you are advised to take the test on Day 2 of your cycle, so I had to wait a bit after receiving my kit for my next cycle.
The sample collection process was extremely easy. Honestly, I am amazed that they can test all of those hormones with just a few drops of blood on a little card. Makes me wonder why they had to take so many vials of my blood at the lab all those years. I prepped my finger, pricked it, collected a few drops of blood, sealed the sample, and mailed it off to be tested. Be sure to fast for 8 hours prior to testing. The best way to do this is to test first thing in the morning (I forgot to do this and had to skip dinner to take the test on the right day).
The turnaround for the test results is approximately ten days. I had my sample results in six days. I love that everything is conveniently located on a dashboard for you that you can access anytime. There was a summary of each hormone level tested with helpful explanations about what each result indicates.
Here are my results:
I also liked that I could download the results to send to our reproductive endocrinologist. I plan on sharing these results with him when we cycle again, so that we can make the best plan for our family, which from the looks of it means sticking to our standard FET protocol. I was relieved to see that my fertility hormone levels are all still checking out normal since I first did all of these tests six years ago.
So overall I had a great experience using Modern Fertility’s at-home fertility test kit! I am so excited that this is an option! Again, they have offered me $20 off through this link, so I highly recommend if you are at all curious about your fertility health, family planning, or in the early or intermittent stages of infertility to take this test. One thing I learned through our whole infertility journey is that you really have to take your healthcare into your own hands and that knowledge is power, so I definitely recommend this product to do just that!
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