Approximately 1 in 7 heterosexual couples (3.5m people in the UK) struggle to conceive naturally in the UK.
In 40% of these cases, both the man and woman carry disorders or an underlying dysfunction which lower their chances of conceiving naturally. Also, live births are now at their lowest since records began. In general, the UK birth rate is slowing. In 2018, births are down 3.2% on the previous year and down 10% from 2012.
Lifestyle choices play a large part in the process of conception. Women are spending more time in education and work which reflect in the statistics which show pregnancies have doubled for the over 40’s. For those in their 30’s, statistics show that the number of pregnancies has overtaken those in their 20’s for the first time ever.
In the UK, over 50% of men and women seeking help to conceive (J. Datta, M.J. Palmer, et al,2016). For those who have had trouble conceiving, or those who simply want to understand their viability to conceive, our FDX fertility tests help are designed to identify underlying health dysfunctions which can impact on a journey to start a family.
There are a number of factors that can decrease the success of conception or full-term pregnancies. Many of these factors often go under conventional radars. Fertility is not just about sex hormones for men and women, there are a range of factors that need to be reviewed and considered when thinking about fertility health. These include obesity, weight management, thyroid function, blood sugar management, stress load, and exposure to chemical endocrine disruptors.
FDX Fertility health panels provide the modern healthcare practitioner with the ultimate tools to understand factors that can impinge on their client’s fertility function. These panels have been created to look further than the traditional sex hormone fertility testing to encompass a full body health view of a client.
FDX Fertility assessments consider 13 body systems, 7 accessory systems, 7 macronutrient systems, 14 micro-nutrient deficiencies, and over 40 possible clinical dysfunctions to reveal more about your client’s health picture and to identify areas to focus an effective treatment plan and improve successful conception and pregnancy.