Fertility Screening

Are you considering a fertility screening in Singapore? Find out more about the various available screenings, optimal testing timing, and fertility insights empowering you to chart your ideal family planning journey.

What is fertility screening?

Fertility screening measures the body’s readiness for pregnancy, highlighting any underlying issues that may be present. It serves as a detailed roadmap of fertility health for couples on the journey to conception.

Fertility screening provides an opportunity to understand and overcome the challenges of couples trying to conceive. It is an ongoing process, with additional tests and follow-up consultations to help achieve a healthy pregnancy.

When should you consider a fertility screening?

Understanding your fertility health can guide you towards your goal and help you avoid risks. If you’re considering starting a family or have concerns about your reproductive health, it’s wise to consider a fertility screening.

Factors that may prompt you to consider fertility screening include:

  • Recurring unsuccessful conception
  • Irregular menstrual cycles or no menstrual cycle
  • Being 35 and above
  • A history of reproductive health issues
  • Previous pregnancy losses
  • Family planning

What can you expect in a preconception screening test?

In preconception screening, couples undergo a comprehensive examination to prepare them for the journey ahead. As part of the preconception screening, couples will go through a suite of tests, each serving as a vital checkpoint towards a healthy pregnancy. You can expect the following procedures.


Medical history review

Your doctor will look into your medical history, including any past pregnancies, chronic medical conditions, medications, surgeries, and family history of genetic disorders or reproductive issues.


Physical examination

A physical exam is carried out to assess your general health.


Discussion of lifestyle factors

Your doctor will discuss factors of your lifestyle that may impact fertility and pregnancy outcomes, such as smoking, alcohol consumption and diet.


Screening for infectious diseases

Screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, and rubella (German measles) may be recommended.


Genetic screening

Genetic screening is done to measure the risk of genetic disorders being inherited to your baby.


Blood tests

Blood tests assess hormone levels, thyroid function, and other factors impacting fertility and pregnancy.


Pelvic examination (for women)

A pelvic exam assesses the condition of your reproductive organs, including the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes.


Ultrasound (for women)

An ultrasound may be recommended to check the uterus and ovaries and for any abnormalities that may affect fertility.


Development of a preconception care plan

Based on the results of the screening tests and your health needs, your healthcare provider will develop a personalised preconception care plan.

Fertility screening tests

Fertility screening tests guide couples through conception, helping them find the most efficient path to pregnancy. These tests delve deep into the factors influencing fertility, including:

  • Ovarian reserve
  • Ovulation
  • The integrity of the fallopian tubes
  • Sperm health for males

Each test ensures that every aspect of reproductive health is thoroughly checked.

These tests assess the quantity and quality of a woman's remaining egg supply, indicating her fertility potential. Common tests include:

  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels
  • Estradiol levels
  • Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels
  • Antral follicle count (AFC)
  • Ovarian ultrasound

Fertility and preconception
screening in Singapore

Fertility screening provides a detailed map of reproductive health, highlighting areas that may require attention and guiding couples through tests and treatments that can improve the chances of a successful pregnancy.

Dr TC Chang helps couples in Singapore overcome their fertility challenges and achieve a pregnancy. Through meticulous testing and tailored treatment plans, we en

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