New Test for Fertility Prospects

Proponents say the tests help women plan for pregnancy. Dr. Jennifer Ashton is live on "GMA" to weigh in and answer viewers' questions.
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We're going to move on now to a new way that women are being proactive about their futures. Taking fertility tests before they try to start a family. It's actually a growing trend. Dr. Ashton will join us live. But first, one woman who's single and opening up about giving those tests a try. 32-year-old California Annie ger hart is single and focused on her career even though she said she's not ready to have kids right now, she has babies on the brain. I'm in my early 30s and I know I want to have kids at some point in my life. Reporter: When she learned there was a test available to learn her fertility prospects right now she was excited. I have had friends who have had fertility issues. One friend did ivf multiple rounds. Reporter: The test Annie underwent consisted of an ultra sound and blood work gave her more information about her fertility. Fertility tests are also available for men to determine their special count. This doctor said she's seeing a number of single women taking the tests. They want to make sure things are okay before proceeding on that journey. They also want to plan ahead. Do they want two children, three children? How does that impact when they start having a family. Reporter: Still the doctor notes the tests are not guarantee of a person's fertility or infertility. There are limitations, some of these tests are new. I think you have to be very careful. Reporter: Annie won't share the results of her tests. She glad she's took it. The information I got from the tests definitely helped me. And here with me now ABC news chief health correspondent Dr. Ashton. We heard that young woman, I don't know why you wouldn't try it. My cardinal rule in medicine is don't do a test unless you have an idea of what you'll do with the results of that test. As we heard it's no guarantee what will happen in three months or three years. You have to take wit a grain of salt. All right, that's very good. Sandy is tweeting us, you talked about female inforget ti -- infertility what about men? It starts with a basic seemen analysis. We're looking at number, then shape, and then we're looking at how they move or how they swim. All three of those factors are very important. Our last question, involved with holdistic approaches, any that we know that work versus those that don't. Of course the fact of the matter is, the data is a little bit all over the place. It's kind of inconclusive on yoga. There's a test available basically over the counter or online there's a male version, also, it can thin those seek regulations. Okay I like that better, than being told to relax. All right, nobody's relaxing

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