What does it mean to have low AMH? Or diminished ovarian reserve or premature ovarian failure? Are they all the same thing? And does it mean you will never have a baby?
These are some common question, concerns and misconceptions a diagnosis of low Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) often bring about for couples who are working to overcome infertility and miscarriage.
AMH is produced in a woman’s reproductive tract by the oocytes (aka the female’s eggs – more specifically the granulosa cells of preantral and antral follicles found in a woman’s ovaries). The level of this hormone in recent years has become an accepted biomarker for the measure of a woman’s ovarian reserve (not exactly accurately extrapolated into a measure of eggs a woman has left in her reproductive life, and often discussed in terms a woman’s egg quality).
The truth is when it comes to AMH levels and egg quality there is a lot of confusion about what it is actually measuring, and many myths prevail.
If you ever wondered about the answers to any of the following questions, the next ‘Ask Gabriela Rosa Live’ episode is decidedly for you. Fertility specialist, Gabriela Rosa separates fact from fiction and addresses the answer to these and other topical questions:
What exactly is AMH?
- Can I increase my AMH levels?
- I have low AMH – does it mean I’ll never have a baby?
- Is there a reasonable chance of natural conception despite low AMH levels?
- Are assisted reproductive treatments such as IVF/ICSI the best conception solution if I have low AMH?
- Is there anything I can do to improve my chances of conceiving even though my AMH is low?
- Is there anything my (male) partner can do to help improve our chances of conception given low AMH or diminished ovarian reserve or egg quality concerns?
- Should I be nervous that my AMH is going to drop even further during preparation for conception?
- What does it mean if my other hormone markers (FSH, AFC, E2) are OK but my AMH is low?
- I’ve been told my AMH is really high – should I be concerned?
If you are looking for answers and want to know exactly what you need to do to overcome infertility and miscarriage, even when other treatments have failed; or you want to hold your healthy baby in your arms sooner, join renowned fertlity specialist Gabriela Rosa this week as she debunks AMH and its significance in predicting your chance of taking home a healthy baby.