Plan Ahead Fertility Home Test Kit

£149.00

A simple to use pin-prick self collection blood test which assesses your level of AMH, an indicator of your fertility status. A fertility questionnaire and a 30 minute telephone consultation to interpret the results and review your overall fertility status is included. Please note Discount Codes are not applicable against this kit

Description

Why “Plan Ahead”?
Fertility assessments are becoming increasingly common, however the focus is just on the medical side and the results of the tests. We don’t believe that you can simply look at a test without looking at the person as a whole, so we’ve created a much more comprehensive and holistic approach to help women be more strategic about their fertility and help them plan ahead.

By looking at the individual’s all-round situation rather than just the test results, and by encompassing a five-step fertility assessment, we focus on:

  1. 1. Medical history
  2. 2. Nutrition and supplements
  3. 3. Lifestyle including weight management
  4. 4. Mental and emotional well-being
  5. 5. Fertility fitness – making you cycle-savvy and aware of perfect timings for sex

This then creates a plan of action and next steps.

Who is this plan for?
Preparation has always been the philosophy behind the Zita West approach. “Plan Ahead” is ideal for:

  • – Women who want to prepare for getting pregnant
  • – For those who want a better idea of their fertility status
  • – Women who have been considering freezing their eggs


A consultation with Zita West or one of our fertility consultant midwives.

Before you have a consultation, we will send you a questionnaire to fill out. This is different from any other fertility questionnaire you may have come across, as while it does look at medical history, it also covers Zita’s 5 step fertility assessment.

1. Medical history
This looks at any underlying factors which may have an impact on your future fertility and includes an AMH test (Anti-Mullerian Hormone gives an indication of your egg reserves). It will help you understand the results and what they mean for you now and in the future, what your next steps need to be and how you need to plan ahead. The test is just a snap-shot of your fertility status and doesn’t tell us whether you are ovulating or if you have any particular adverse underlying issues. And it’s important to bear in mind that, by itself, it’s not a reliable or useful predictor of how likely, or otherwise, you are to get pregnant in the future; but it can be helpful as one element of an all-round assessment. As a follow on to the consultation, we may also suggest you have an Antral Follicle Count (AFC) scan, to count the number of follicles on the ovary. In which case, this would be an additional cost.

2. Nutrition
We believe that nutrition is the foundation to healthy eggs and sperm, so we look at a three day food diary to help optimise your fertility health. We see fertility as a whole-body event rather than something that simply happens in the fallopian tubes, but as the “Plan Ahead” session is a very broad-ranging review, we only cover the nutritional and lifestyle basics here. A detailed nutritional and lifestyle assessment and consultation can be arranged separately if you think this would be helpful. They can be arranged as video consultations as well as in person. This part of the consultation focuses on the basics of:

  • – Diet
  • – Blood sugar balance
  • – Immune health
  • – Digestion
  • – Gut health
  •  – Which supplements to take and when


3. Lifestyle
Understanding the impact of lifestyle choices on your fertility and suggestions of tweaks you can make, looking at:

  • – BMI
  • – Weight Management
  • – Sleep
  • – Energy
  • – Exercise
  • – Alcohol
  • – Smoking


4. Mental and emotional well-being
We fully believe in the mind/body/baby connection and how stress can affect fertility. This section of the consultation looks at stress factors and tips on how to manage the mind, looking at:

  • – Your lifestyle
  • – Work/life balance
  • – Stress-reduction

Further mind-body related treatments and therapies (such as counselling, positive mind preparation or acupuncture) can be arranged as follow-ons. Counselling and mind-prep sessions can also be arranged as video consultations if you prefer. We have a national network of Zita West affiliated acupuncturists if you’d like acupuncture treatment locally.

5. Fertility awareness
Many women have been on the pill for a long time, so have many questions about their natural cycle. By understanding your cycle and crucially, ovulation, you can learn what to do to optimise this and your chances of conception.

What is involved
The consultations will be done by Zita West or one of our fertility consultant midwives by phone, looking at the questionnaire you will have filled in beforehand. You’ll also be sent a kit with a finger-prick test for your AMH test. Your AMH results will be given to you within the consultation and explained to you in terms of your overall circumstances and a plan forward will be given. The AMH results come back with a reference range according to your age, and it may be suggested that you have a further test and an antral follicle count scan (to provide additional information) depending on the results.

Fertility isn’t black and white; there are lots of grey areas and this test is just one marker to look at. There are other factors to consider based on your history, and we look at your fertility holistically as diet, lifestyle and nutrition also play an important role.

Plan of action, support and the next steps
Women and couples need support to make decisions and an informed choice about what is best for them individually. After we have completed the consultation, you will receive advice on other additional tests and investigations if these are needed.

“Plan Ahead” costs £149.00 including a 30-minute consultation

How to book your “Plan Ahead”
Complete the questionnaire you are sent with the kit and return the sample. Instructions are included for taking the sample, returning it and the questionnaire as well as how to book your follow-up consultation.

Consultations will be with Zita West or one of the fertility consultant midwives at the Zita West Fertility Clinic and will be conducted by phone.

***Please note: on some occasions other tests and investigations may be suggested, depending on your results***

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Shipping & Delivery
We offer a standard delivery service for UK deliveries which usually takes 2 to 3 working days for your goods to arrive, from the day of despatch. All orders received before 12 noon on a working day (Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays) will usually be despatched that day so long as the product(s) ordered is/are in stock. Deliveries within the UK sent by Special Delivery will usually arrive the day after despatch. Allow 3 to 5 working days from day of despatch for delivery to mainland Europe and 10-14 days to the rest of the world. We make every effort to deliver Goods within the estimated timescales, however delays are occasionally inevitable due to unforeseen factors. Zita West Products Limited shall be under no liability for any delay or failure to deliver the Goods within the estimated timescales.
Additional information

Additional information

What stage are you?

Just decided to try, Finding it difficult

Description

Description

IWhy “Plan Ahead”?Fertility tests are becoming increasingly common, however the focus is just on the medical side and the results of the tests. We don’t believe that you can simply look at a fertility test without looking at the person as a whole, so we’ve created a much more comprehensive and holistic approach to help women be more strategic about their fertility and help them plan ahead.By looking at the individual’s all-round situation rather than just the test results, and by encompassing a five-step fertility assessment, the Zita West Plan Ahead home fertility test focuses on:Medical historyNutrition and supplementsLifestyle including weight managementMental and emotional well-beingFertility fitness – making you cycle-savvy and aware of perfect timings for sexThis then creates a plan of action and next steps.Who is this plan for?Preparation has always been the philosophy behind the Zita West approach. “Plan Ahead” is ideal for:Women who want to prepare for getting pregnantFor those who want a better idea of their fertility statusWomen who have been considering freezing their eggsA consultation with Zita West Before you have a consultation we will send you a questionnaire to fill out. This is different from any other fertility questionnaire you may have come across, as while it does look at medical history, it also covers Zita’s 5 step fertility assessment.Medical historyThis looks at any underlying factors which may have an impact on your future fertility and includes an AMH test (Anti-Mullerian Hormone gives an indication of your egg reserves). It will help you understand the results and what they mean for you now and in the future, what your next steps need to be and how you need to plan ahead. The test is just a snap-shot of your fertility status and doesn’t tell us whether you are ovulating or if you have any particular adverse underlying issues. And it’s important to bear in mind that, by itself, it’s not a reliable or useful predictor of how likely, or otherwise, you are to get pregnant in the future; but it can be helpful as one element of an all-round assessment. We may also suggest you have an Antral Follicle Count (AFC) scan in addition, to count the number of follicles on the ovary. In which case, this would be an additional cost.NutritionWe believe that nutrition is the foundation to healthy eggs and sperm, so we look at a three day food diary to help optimise your fertility health. We see fertility as a whole-body event rather than something that simply happens in the fallopian tubes. This part of the consultation focuses on:DietBlood sugar balanceImmune healthDigestionGut healthWhich supplements to take and whyLifestyleUnderstanding the impact of lifestyle choices on your fertility and suggestions of tweaks you can make, looking at:BMIWeight ManagementSleepEnergyExerciseAlcoholSmokingAs the “Plan Ahead” session is a very broad-ranging review, we only cover the nutritional and lifestyle basics here. A detailed nutritional and lifestyle assessment and consultation can be arranged separately if you think this would be helpful. They can be arranged as video consultations as well as in person.Mental and emotional well-beingWe fully believe in the mind/body/baby connection and how stress can affect fertility. This section of the consultation looks at stress factors and tips on how to manage the mind, looking at:Your lifestyleWork/life balanceStress-reductionFurther mind-body related treatments and therapies (such as counselling, positive mind preparation or acupuncture) can be arranged as follow-ons. Counselling and mind-prep sessions can also be arranged as video consultations if you prefer. We have a national network of Zita West affiliated acupuncturists if you’d like acupuncture treatment locally.Fertility awarenessMan women have been on the pill for a long time, so have many questions about their natural cycle. By understanding your cycle and crucially, ovulation, you can learn what to do to optimise this and your chances of conception.What is involvedThe consultations will be done by Zita West by phone or Skype looking at the questionnaire you will have filled in beforehand. You’ll also be sent a kit with a finger-prick test for your AMH test. Your AMH results will be given to you within the consultation and explained to you in terms of your overall circumstances and a plan forward will be given. The AMH results come back with a reference range according to your age, and it may be suggested that you have a further test and an antral follicle count scan (to provide additional information) depending on the results.Fertility isn’t black and white; there are lots of grey areas and this test is just one marker to look at. There are other factors to consider based on your history, and we look at your fertility holistically as diet, lifestyle and nutrition also play an important role.Plan of action, support and the next stepsWomen and couples need support to make decisions and an informed choice about what is best for them individually. After we have completed the consultation, you will receive advice on other additional tests and investigations which may need to be done. “Plan Ahead” costs £149.00 including a 30-minute consultationHow to book your “Plan Ahead”Complete the questionnaire you are sent with the kit and return the sample. Instructions are included for taking the sample, returning it and the questionnaire as well as how to book your follow-up consultation.Consultations will be with Zita West or one of the consultant midwives or fertility nurses at the Zita West Fertility Clinic and can be conducted by Skype, ‘phone or in person at our clinic in central London.***Please note: on some occasions other tests and investigations may be suggested, depending on your results***