Fertility awareness, testing and preservation is undoubtedly one of the most rapidly emerging areas in the specialty of Ob-Gyn.
At Hygeia Gynecology, Dr. Ashton believes that the time has come to shift the paradigm in women’s reproductive health from one of Infertility and reactiveness, to that of Fertility and pro-activeness. As early as mid-20’s, women can begin thinking about behaviors that can increase their reproductive options in the future, such as elective egg-freezing. In addition, there are simple tests (both hormonal tests and imaging tests) that can be performed in advance of a couple or a woman trying to conceive. Dr. Ashton can initiate this testing and then refers her patients to several top local and regional Reproductive Endocrinology groups when appropriate.