A long-term inability to get pregnant may prompt you to consider the IVF process as a last-ditch effort to get pregnant. However, if you are someone who is struggling with lower AMH levels then you might question the possibility of IVF with low AMH.
In this article, we will understand what are low AMH levels and can IVF work with low AMH.
What Does Low Amh Mean?
Pubmed.gov defines AMH as, “Hormones that reflect the continuous non-cyclic growth of small follicles, thereby mirroring the size of the resting primordial follicle pool and thus acting as a useful marker of ovarian reserve.” In simple words, the more eggs women have, the higher their AMH levels are and vice versa.
When a woman reaches the age of 40, her levels of AMH, or Anti-Mullerian Hormone, begin to drop steadily.
For those with AMH levels of more than 21.98%pmol/l, however, there is no need to worry. However, a person’s age and other circumstances can also factor into this.
Generally, if the AMH levels are below 0.9 ng/ml, AMH levels are considered to be low. The AMH level is also determined by the number of developing follicles in your ovaries, and age is not always the cause of low AMH overall.
IVF With Low AMH
If a woman has low AMH, many doctors will advise against using her own egg in fertility treatment. Most of the time, it’s because the AMH has dropped below the universal cut-off level.
However, a woman’s ovarian reserve determines how likely it is that in-vitro fertilisation will result in pregnancy.
It is vital to keep in mind that having a low level of AMH does not indicate having eggs of lower quality; rather, it indicates having a lower amount of eggs, which is not nearly as significant when undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART).