New biological clock test gauges fertility - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

New biological clock test gauges fertility

Posted: Updated:
CBS 5 News CBS 5 News
  • More newsMore>>

  • Despite sanctions call, UK exports arms to Russia

    Despite sanctions call, UK exports arms to Russia

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:59 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:59:25 GMT
    British lawmakers say the country is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine.More >>
    British lawmakers say the country is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine.More >>
  • Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

    Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:31:15 GMT
    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.More >>
    Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, bringing some consolation to grieving relatives who still must wait for...More >>
  • Iraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31

    Iraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:49 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:49:07 GMT
    Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.More >>
    Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Getting pregnant and starting a family for most woman is just as important as planning a wedding. But balancing life and work can cut into family planning. Now there's an inexpensive, accurate way to test your fertility as you age.

Newlyweds Suzanne and Bill Blaine are a few months into trying to get pregnant.

"Bill and I have both been married before, we've both been blessed with two children, I have two girls, he has two boys, so we're sort of like the Brady Bunch," Suzanne Blaine said.

Suzanne Blaine, 41, decided to start at the doctor's office with a biological clock test.

"I'm not a spring chicken, so we thought the best idea would be to see if it were even a reasonable thing that we wanted to accomplish," Suzanne Blaine said.

"We know a woman is born with all of the eggs she is ever going to have and over time she loses them, and people have always wanted to know where they stand in that process," Dr. Drew Moffitt of Arizona Reproductive Medicine Specialists said.

Moffitt said there's more to your ticking clock than age. He starts with an ultrasound to see how the egg count looks, then does blood work, comparing five key hormones to gauge fertility.

Moffitt said some couples that used to give themselves a year to try to get pregnant now have no time to waste.

"I think the main thing the test does is it moves them into action sooner," Moffitt said.

All of the tests could cost more than $500 elsewhere. The biological clock test at Arizona Reproductive Medicine Specialists is $99.

Click here to learn more.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow