(Closed) Low AMH test result

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It is probably VERY expensive, but I know a possible solution for this mentioned in my infertility lectures in school is harvesting and freezing your eggs now if you aren’t quite ready to get pregnant yet and/or so you have eggs for later if you want kids. You have to do an IVF-like procedure for all of it, but might be something you at least look into. When your eggs are gone, they’re gone, but if your uterus is fine, you can carry a pregnancy even post-menopause (or at least women have done it before). 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yeah, understandable!  If you need something to kind of “push” your DH into letting you “try” sooner, there is definitely NO guarantee you will get pregnant right away, so at least if you start trying now, you can get some cycles under your belt to judge if you will need interventions or not.  Also, 9 (nearly 10) months is quite a long time, that’s how I convinced my DH to start trying sooner: he was all, I’m not ready for kids for a few months! And I was like well, if we start trying now, you will have 10 months to get ready for a kid once we do get pregnant.  He agreed that it is a pretty long time to prepare and save up money, etc.  

Not saying that anyone should enter TTC one-sided (without the other’s permission), but your DH’s timeline of “trying” in the fall isn’t really that far away, and like I said before, it may take you months of timing sex right just to get pregnant at all!  Plus you have a pretty special circumstance, so if I were in your shoes, I would want to start sooner rather than later.  Good luck!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@awakemysoul:  My AMH is also pretty low but the doctor said it shouldn’t affect my chances of getting pregnant (and it didn’t, I got my BFP the day after having this conversation with her). I think my measurement was different than yours, she told me it was .5 and the average for a 30 year old is 1.0 so I have half of the average. Yes I’ll probably start for number 2 right after I start for number 1 but I was hoping to do that anyway. She said the only thing that might be affected by the low count is if we had to go through IVF, they may not be able to harvest as many eggs as they would like. I wasn’t planning on going through IVF anyway and it sounds like you aren’t either.

This is expensive as an at home option but I highly recommend the clearblue easy fertility monitor. I went off the pill in August and NTNP until January with no pregnancy. I started using the monitor in January and of course DH was out of town on my peak days, so I guess technically February was my first real month of trying (or at least doing it right lol) and we got our BFP from the March cycle. My friends have been passing the monitor back and forth and all in all 4 of us have gotten pregnant right away using it. I will tell you it is close to $400 though so it is very expensive as an at home option. Plus you have to buy the sticks, I think only 10 or 20 come with the original package. Then you pay $35 on Amazon for the refills which, if you have a regular cycle should last 3 months. My cycle is a little longer so if I strictly followed the testing days the monitor suggested I’d have only been able to get 2 months out of it.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s a really good plan. Even though I went off the pill in August we told ourselves we were NTNP but really we were trying lol. So even though it took us 7 months I had convinced myself it only took us 2 lol. DH didn’t feel the same way but only one of us needed to be rational about it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@awakemysoul:  that stinks. why is your husband not on board? ๐Ÿ™

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@awakemysoul:  gotcha. you and your husband have to do what is best for you. i know several friends who have enjoyed ‘babymoons’ in the second trimester. . .but if you feel that the trip is worth waiting for, then that makes sense for you! i truly hope you have no issues with fertility despite the low AMH result.

what I have learned about low AMH/diminished ovarian reserve( I’ve done a LOT of reading on the topic! haha)  is that the eggs we have are often less likely to be ‘good eggs’. (double whammy!)

So while there are lucky ones who get pregnant right away, in general for us with low AMH(less eggs left), it tends to take longer on average than it would take someone with more eggs left. However, on the positive side, I have also heard that younger women with low AMH (like you) are more likely to have a high proportion of ‘good eggs’ out of the eggs you have.

also, the fact that you have bio family who hit menopause early strongly suggests that this is likely something real. . .not just a spurious test result.

how long are your cycles? have they gotten any shorter? shortening cycles are apparently a sign of decreasing egg quality.

do what’s right for you, but I would seriously weigh the concerns with your husband and make sure he fully understands all the possibilities!

best wishes to you:)

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