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    Default I'm new confused and worried...

    Hi...I'm 29 and just found out my AMH level is 1.8. We don't have children and weren't planning on it for a few years yet (we do really want children, but want stable finances etc first).

    Only took the fertility test for re-assurance (as suggested by my doctor) that I could still wait a few years...and now we are about to have our first appointment with a fertility specialist and from a talk to the doctor this is all getting very rushed. I get the impression if we want children we must start now.

    Just looking for some advice on whether a low AMH is the end of the world and what can I expect from my first appointment??? Can someone point me in the direction of a forum that may help???

    Thanks!

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    I can't help at all with any information but my best friend had the test and was told she wouldn't even qualify for IVF because her level was so low (she was 29 too)...she had her implanon implant removed and was pregnant within 3 months and now has a beautiful daughter. I'd definitely speak to an FS about the test and what the results mean before rushing into it if you aren't ready...saying that...there is never a right time

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    Best advice is if you want children not to put it off

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    I got told my levels were low too, however I also have stage 3 endometriosis. My FS gave us 3 months to try after having a laparoscopy to remove the endometriosis before moving straight to IVF. I fell pregnant on the second cycle (first cycle of trying, the first cycle I was still recovering) I am 33 so my age and endo was more of a factor. This is also my second pregnancy, I needed laparoscopy surgery each time to become pregnant. First pregnancy happened 4 months after surgery. We had been try for over 18 months, second pregnancy we had been trying for 8 months.
    So having low levels doesn't necessarily rule pregnancy out it may just take a bit longer. I personally wish I hadn't waited so long. It is up to you and you DH to discuss with a FS and go from there.
    Good luck with your decision and I hope it all happens for you when you are ready.

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    My AMH is fine, but I never thought in a million years I would be turning to IVF for help having a baby - I never expected to marry a man much older than me already with his own kids and a vasectomy. Life has a funny way of getting in the way.

    I absolutely understand wanting to get on your feet financially before bringing a baby into the world, and I actually think that's a very responsible thing to do. Having said that though, there really is no "right" time to have a baby.

    Your fertility specialist will most likely want to run additional testing on you and your partner and do an assessment cycle for you (regular blood tests and scans throughout a whole cycle to monitor hormones, etc). Depending on where you are, some clinics require mandatory counselling and police checks as well. So there are plenty of things for you to do just to prepare for the possibility of doing an IVF cycle.

    Before I had all the tests done at the clinic my FS didn't really discuss much with us beyond what brought us to have a referral. It wasn't until she had all the info back from the assessment cycle that we all sat down, talked about what was discovered during that time and what our options to proceed would be.

    DH and I had agreed that we would start our first cycle straight away, so we plunged straight in the following month. There was no pressure to do so however, the FS said that we could take whatever time we needed to think about what we wanted to do.

    Thankfully I fell pregnant on our first fresh transfer, but that's actually extremely lucky to happen. We were told that on average it will take couples about 3 cycles to be successful, as they simply don't know how your body will react to the drugs which stimulate egg production. Just 3 cycles is a lot of money and time to invest, not to mention some people who need far more than that.

    If you and your partner are committed to each other and you know you want to have children together, if I was in your position I would not be waiting - you just don't know how long it might take, and unfortunately time is not on your side. I know it's a pretty scary world to walk into and can feel like you're being pushed at times, but try to keep an eye on the end goal.

    I would suggest also that you search around some threads for suggestions of supplements to help enhance your egg quality - if you don't have many it's going to be important that they're the best they can possibly be.

    Good Luck!

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    Thanks so much to everyone for your responses, you've all been very helpful. I have to say that googling the subject is quite scary and discouraging, probably shouldn't have done it! It is nice to hear positive stories and practical advice

    I guess this is just the way life works, sometimes you have hurdles thrown in the way to make you re-evaluate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseBetweenTheThorns View Post
    Best advice is if you want children not to put it off
    Definitely good advice. I was going to wait until my finances were in better shape, but we only live once & money is just money. I've had chemo when I was 16 & told I could not have children, have also had a total gastrectomy too, and for me to fall pregnant has been such a blessing cos it honestly got to the point where I gave up trying, then magically after 16months what do you know. Can't wait to tell my oncologist lol. I'm still in shock myself.

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    Congratulations!!! How exciting, that's such great news after what you've been through

    All the best for your pregnancy!


 

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