This is the first time I have posted... Reading your entries I thought I should add my experiences so far..
I had my fist IVF cycle in NOV 2011 with apparently no fertility problems other than ttc for over 12 months and just turning 36. I had the shock of my life when my 9 follicles at EPU only resulted in one egg. Apparently the egg 'looked very good' but ended in BfN.
My fs told me I probably wasn't releasing many eggs each year and that was the reason I wasn't pregnant. I needed more answers! I asked why would this happen, no family history.. (My sister has two DD through IVF at 41 and 44 with her own eggs).
I was tested for Fragile X which was the most stressful thing I have ever been through, but other than that my FS suggested I try a flare cycle and failed to do any further tests or exploratory work.
On day 2 of my next ivf cycle I asked the FN to add AMH to my bt. It came back as 2.1. I was absolutely devastated and learning this in the middle of a cycle was very bad timing. I couldn't wait for the cycle to end and change clinics. I found my original doctors to use a trial and error approach with each cycle instead of completing full baseline tests prior to IVF, and why am I asking for the tests!!??
I have since moved to my sisters FS (rumoured that if anyone can get you pregnant she can!) and have learnt a number of significant problems that my low amh is associated with. I am now in the middle of a 3 month break with raw herbs, DHEA, weekly acupuncture, organic food, low sugar diet, booked for laproscopy and a whole lot more positive energy. I have 2 embryos on ice ( they are being moved to my new clinic) and I hope hope hope that 3 months of preparation and investigation will move closer to a bfp. At least i feel i am doing my best to give the FT every chance.
My advice to everyone with low amh or failed ivf cycles is find out why! It's not normal to have low AMH and there can be other reasons affecting your fertility that lead to the low result. My only regret is that I didn't read more about fertility before I started this journey. And being a nurse I'm surprised at myself! I'm very glad I sought a second opinion and didn't waste any more time with doctors who need prompting to investigate. With low AMH the last thing we have is time to slowly figure out why we are not getting a BFP.
My best wishes to everyone in their journey