Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods
Also, just FYI while AMH works well on or off of birth control, but results may be about 10% lower then they really are while on birth control.
Post # 17
my doctor ordered testing after we had been TTC for about 10 months and it was covered but we weren’t eligible to start treatment until after a year. It will depend on your insurance. It’s definitely frustrating but considering ALL of our fertility treatment (including IVF) is covered I understand why they make people try first – they don’t want everyone testing for no reason.
Post # 18
Interesting and good to know, thank you!
Hmm well hopefully the AMH test and the SA for DH will be covered without us actively trying, he can just go to his PCP for that right?
Post # 19
he can. although my husband’s PCP did an SA and said it was just on the lower side of normal and not to worry. yea….. he was wrong once we went to a specialist. so in our experience seeing the PCP was a waste (although that guy was generally an idiot so that was the last straw in a series of misdiagnoses for various things and DH got a new PCP)
I would just call your insurer and ask before scheduling the tests. Anytime I’ve had to call out health insurance they have been SUPER helpful at making sure I understand the coverage and let me ask 47 million questions.
Post # 20
I highly doubt docs will do tests on you before TTC, but I could be wrong. I could hardly get in after trying for 9 months and 2 chemicals. I don’t think fertility goes down until you are about 35 and even then it just goes down slightly. I’m 29, and my doc told me that I am in my prime years for a while!