My AMH level is 0.59. It is under 1. It is not good.
An AMH level under one indicates diminished ovarian reserve. My doctor said he would expect to see this kind of result in a woman over 40 years old.
I am 32.
He also said that while he can’t predict I’ll start menopause when I’m 40, it could mean that. This isn’t just about my desire to have another child, this has lasting health consequences.
When I google “AMH under 1” I find a lot of stuff. All of it is depressing. Some of it is terrifying. Women who only retrieve one or two eggs during IVF. Young women–in their twenties–being advised to use donor eggs immediately and not even try with their own eggs.
How did I get here? How is this my life?
When we started testing I was sure there would be no issues. And now Mi.Vida is waiting for a urology appointment to see if he can improve his lackluster sperm counts (and motility) and I am making an appointment to see an RE to discuss whether IUI is even still an option for me.
I didn’t even think we’d need IUI, not really. I thought maybe a round or two of Clomid would be all it took. I thought this was bad luck, that it would work itself out. IUI was the final frontier in my mind; a plan B but an unlikely one.
And now IUI might not even be advisable. Now I am someone with diminished ovarian reserve, who–if she can find a way to afford IVF–will probably only get one or two eggs in the attempt, not even enough to freeze for a FET.
I am 32 years old. I conceived my daughter after 11 cycles (and one ectopic pregnancy) only three years ago. How has this happened?
Who am I? How is this my life?