How does an AMH test help me?

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AMH is the best test that we have for understanding your ovarian reserve. There are other tests available (FSH levels, and ultrasound) but they are not as accurate. AMH is the hormone that is made by the cells surrounding each of your resting eggs. This means that the more eggs that you have, the higher… Read more »

All my fertility tests are normal and my husband has no problems. Will controlling my hyperthyroidism allow me to become pregnant?

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When women of reproductive age are hyperthyroid, it can be difficult to become and stay pregnant. An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can cause irregular cycles or no ovulation. Once you are pregnant – it increases the risk of miscarriage and other complications. How do you know if you are hyperthyroid? The signs can be subtle, so… Read more »

I am 28 and I have just been diagnosed with the lowest AMH possible. I’m starting aggressive IVF. Is age on my side with good quality eggs?

Posted & filed under Eggs, IVF, Tests.

AMH predicts quantity, not quality. The best predictor for egg quality is being under 35 years of age. Yes! Age is on your side. Anti Mullerian Hormone is released by cells involved with the growth of antral follicles and correlated to the number of active antral follicles you have. Usually with IVF, we hope to… Read more »

What are the recent developments in implantation? (Part Three: PGS)

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This post is part three of a series where we will discuss how embryos, the uterus and overall health impact implantation.   We judge embryo quality in three ways: the number of embryos present, embryo grading, and PGS. In this post, we’ll talk about PGS. Our current gold standard for judging embryo quality is pre-implantation… Read more »

I’m supposed to have a full bladder for my ultrasound/procedure. But how full is too full? And what if I’m retroverted?

Posted & filed under Tests, The Basics.

First, let’s quickly review why we ask for a full bladder. When you’re lying on your back, your uterus either tilts up towards your belly button (anteverted), or back towards your spine (retroverted). Most women are anteverted. Between your uterus and your abdomen is the bladder. So, when you have a full bladder, it tends… Read more »

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