IVF is one of the most sought-after procedures for couples who find it difficult to conceive after trying for more than six months. But despite its efficacy, the problem may arise when working on someone with low AMH.
AMH stands for Anti Mullerian Hormone, which is produced in the ovary and secreted by granulosa cells. A drop in the production of hormones can cause interference with pregnancy. We are here to give you an idea of what to expect of IVF with a low AMH count.
What is low AMH?
AMH is the hormone that contributes to follicle count in your ovaries. Age is a contributing factor to the AMH count in a person. The hormone is abundant in younger women, and it steadily depletes as she crosses their 40s.
The lowest threshold for an AMH level is 21.98 pmol/l, and anything below that is considered problematic. It is not uncommon for a young woman to have a low hormone level, which could be mainly due to factors such as cancer treatment, auto-immune diseases, and genetic causes. A doctor can determine your AMH level by observing the follicle count in the ovaries.
How does IVF work?
In-vitro fertilization is at the epitome of assisted reproductive technology. The process of IVF includes injecting medication to enhance the production of eggs and to stimulate ovulation in a woman before it mixes with the pre-collected sperm. The medications that are used in the process usually include:
- Follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) amplify egg production.
- Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is also known as trigger injection due to its functionality to trigger ovulation.
- Gonadotropin-releasing hormone to ensure proper fertility
A series of steps are followed while processing an IVF, and on each step, the right kind of medicine has to be injected to get the desired results. It is a time-critical process that requires several months of patience.
AMH and IVF
A low AMH level in a person results in a lower egg reserve. A reduction in hormones also affects the capability of an ovary to produce high-quality eggs. IVF has a higher chance of working effectively when the qualities of eggs are higher.
Many fertility centers might recommend you avoid IVF with a low AMH count, especially when it’s lower than the universal standard level. Low AMH can cancel your cycles in that regard, and your IVF can fail. But even with low AMH, your body is capable of conceiving, and it can produce just enough quality eggs for In-vitro fertilization to work. With the right experts and ART technology by your side, you may try and conceive with specialized IVF methods, such as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) or Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).
Can low AMH levels be treated?
A Low AMH level is all about taking care of your body and eliminating your unhealthy habits.
Follow this to improve your AMH level.
- Lifestyle changes: Reducing smoking and drinking habits helps improve the AMH level. Your diet should be nutritious and balanced. Maintain healthy body weight and get in the habit of yoga to help you with it.
- Supplements and vitamins: To increase the AMH level in your body, consume multivitamins on a daily basis. Supplements such as folic acid, fish oil, and DHEA are also useful for recovering your AMH.
Endoworld has specialized IVF treatments to create your own success story. We have assisted couples across Aurangabad to conceive their young ones despite suffering from various infertility issues.