We test the following fertility hormones to help you better understand your ovarian reserve, ovulation and general health:
- Anti mullerian hormone (AMH)
- Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
- Luteinizing hormone (LH)
- Prolactin (P)
- Thyroxine (T4)
- Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
Why understanding your hormones is important
At Adia we believe in proactive care. We don’t want women to face multiple challenges before accessing support. Understanding your hormones earlier can help identify any issues, or give you the confidence that your fertility health is on track. Our fertility test will help you better understand your ovarian reserve, ovulation and general health, all important markers for conception and pregnancy.
Our test will empower you to understand your nutritional health, and to better understand if your diet includes the important building blocks for fertility, conception and pregnancy:
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D
Why understanding your nutritional health is important
Nutrition and BMI are very important building blocks for fertility and preconception health. Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do to boost your fertility and health.
Also, did you know that our bodies begin ‘recruiting’ the egg for each cycle three months before actual ovulation? It also takes the same amount of time for men to produce new sperm. So during the three months preconception it is important to ensure you have the right nutrients to help support a healthy egg (and sperm!). For women some of these nutrients are Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D. A lack of these nutrients can cause complications in pregnancy.
Our wellbeing check helps you to better understand your emotional health. We use the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale, a clinically validated measure of wellbeing. If you are in a relationship, we will also empower you to understand the health or your relationship (using the Relationship Quality index). Your report will provide you with the knowledge on how to boost your emotional health, as well as the health of your relationship if appropriate.
Why understanding your emotional wellbeing is important
Our day to day lives can be very stressful, juggling work, family and social lives. Trying to conceive can be an added pressure and a very emotional time. It can also place pressure on your relationship. It’s therefore very important to look after your emotional health on this journey.
Our emotional and reproductive health are linked. In some more severe cases, if you’re stressed, your menstrual cycle can become longer or shorter, your periods may stop altogether, or they might become more painful. This could mean it takes longer to conceive. We believe in the importance of a whole body approach to your fertility journey. There are a number of science based tools to boost our emotional health, including mindfulness, relaxation and exercise.
We have partnered with Thriva and their leading laboratories to deliver the blood tests at the comfort of your home.
- Step 1 – get your test kit:
Order it online. We will create your account with some basic information and Thriva will send you a test kit that will arrive the next day.
- Step 2 – take your test:
The kit from Thriva will contain all the information you need to take the test in the comfort of your home. It is easy! You simply draw blood through a small finger prick. The hormone test needs to be taken on day 3-5 of your cycle (day 1 is the day your period starts!). You can take the nutrition test at any time.
- Step 3 – send your sample:
When you are done, use the freepost envelope to send it directly to our partner laboratories.
- Step 4 – get your results:
You will receive your test results and report three days after you submit the blood sample. All our reports have been reviewed by the experts we have on board.
Our Lab Partners
All blood tests are performed by some of the UK’s leading accredited labs including The Doctor’s Laboratory, Synlab, and County Pathology. We have partnered with Thriva to ensure fast and trusted delivery of the test to your home and processing. All labs implement monitoring and quality assurance policies to ensure compliance with Medical Laboratory accreditation (ISO 15189) and the Care Quality Commission.