Hunderstanding AMH levels of 2.4
I have a 2.4 level of anti mullerian hormone. What does this mean?
I got mixed messages that I could keep having kids for a few years but also told I did not have time to think if we really wanted a child now.
I am 38 so is my husband. We are recently married, but been together 12 yrs. Have a son aged 15. Never thought we would want kids together but do now. Answer:
AMH stands for Anti-Mullerian Hormone. AMH is released by the ovarian follicles. AMH levels correlate with the number of antral follicles in your ovaries. Doctors think that women with lower AMH levels have fewer follicular and produce a lower number of eggs.
You say that your AMH level is 2.4 but do not specify which scale. So, I will try to give you a brief overview.
AMH Reference Ranges Interpretation:
AMH levels do not change much throughout the menstrual cycle, but decrease with age. Healthy women, below 38 years old have normal fertility AMH levels of 2.0 - 6.8 ng/ml (14.28 - 48.55 pmol/L).
If AMH levels are lower, the ovarian reserves are poor. If the levels are higher polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may be suspected.
Anti-mullerian hormone levels are used to evaluate fertility, ovarian responsiveness and chances for IVF success, but are not 100% accurate and doctors are still studding the validity of this fairly new type of test.
A study published in the Journal of Human Reproduction reported the following conclusions regarding pregnancy outcome in women with extremely low AMH hormone levels:
“With extremely low-serum AMH levels, moderate, but reasonable pregnancy and live birth rates are still possible. Extremely low AMH levels do not seem to represent an appropriate
marker for withholding fertility treatment.” ( Hum Reprod. 2011 Jul;26(7):1905-9. Epub 2011 Apr 30)
After 35 years your ovarian reserves start slowly decline, but this does not mean that you cannot have a baby naturally.
If your levels are low and you are 38, it is still possible to improve ovarian reserves naturally by supporting the body in making healthy eggs.
My advice would be to take 4 months to increase your ovarian reserves naturally by following The Improve Egg Health Kit
protocol in conjunction with a healthy diet, and avoiding smoking, coffee and alcohol.
The Improve Egg Health Kit is designed to help increase the health of your eggs in preparation for conception.
To maximize your chances of conception with low ovarian reserves, I would recommend using Ovacue fertility monitor. This ovulation predictor measures the changes in electrolytes present in your saliva.
The electrolytes correspond to the estrogen surge that occurs when the dominant follicle has been selected in the ovary as ovulation approaches.
The dominant follicle is the one that carries the egg that will be released 7 days later at ovulation. This is why Ovacue can tell you 7 days in advance when you are about to ovulate. Ovacue has been clinically proven to be 98.3% accurate in monitoring ovulation in studies sponsored by the National Institute of Health.
The Improve Egg Health Kit is designed to help increase the health of your eggs in preparation for conception. This kit is filled with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fertility superfoods, and nutrients to help create a healthy body, reproductive system, and specifically ovarian and egg health. OvaCue
tracks the readings in memory and indicates your most fertile days, so that you can increase your chances of conception.