What you need to know about AMH & your fertility

What you need to know about AMH & your fertility


– Let’s play true or false, shall we? If your AMH is low that
means you have no eggs left. False. If your AMH is low that means
you have low egg quality. Again, false. And if your AMH is low there
is nothing you can do about it. False! I have discovered that there is a lot of false information out there,
especially on the internet, when it comes to AMH. Since I’ve been getting a
lot of questions about it, I figured it was high time
we did a video on the topic. (bright tonal music) Hello lovelies and welcome
to another one of my videos. I hope that this video is
not going to be too dark because I’m kind of pushing
it when it comes to the light, but I really, really, really wanted to get a video out there for you today so I am filming this at 8:30 p.m. And I still have the
ambition of editing it and uploading it, so we’ll see. But I really wanted to do this for you and not write something like
I’ll put out a video tomorrow. I wanna save that for the
really crazy busy days. Yeah, ’cause this one was just fine. Anyway, let’s get back on track. Let’s talk about AMH. So AMH is the Anti Mullerian Hormone. It is also called the
Mullerian Inhibiting Hormone so you may see it as MIH
on your test results. And this hormone is often
measured through your blood work to see how your egg reserve is doing. Yes, it is fantastic for that, but it doesn’t say everything. And that is what I really
wanna address in this video. This is what you need to know about AMH. AMH is produced by follicles that are maturing in your ovaries. Hey, now that makes a lot of sense, right? Because if there are less follicles then it makes sense
that AMH will be lower. If there are more follicles it makes sense that AMH would be higher. So now you also understand why often, in cases of PCOS, AMH
will be extremely high because there are lots of follicles that are being stimulated. So now that you know this, we can already kind of deal
with that lie that goes around that you have no eggs left
when your AMH is low, right? Because if there’s no eggs left then you would produce no AMH. So if you’re producing AMH then there should be
follicles somewhere, right? Also AMH to your follicles is
a relative thing per woman, it’s not like you can say oh this is the level of AMH you have, that means you have such amount of follicles or eggs maturing. You could have hundreds left even if you have considered low AMH. So let’s take care of that one. Now secondly, we want to have a look at the egg quality story. Often it is suggested
that if your AMH is low that you egg quality is low, but that doesn’t say anything
about your egg quality. It talks about the possible
amount that is left. So you still have follicles
that are maturing with low AMH and it doesn’t say
anything about the quality. So don’t worry about that bit, just focus on the quality
of the eggs that you do have and that are maturing. And I’ve got a video
that I will link up here and in the description down below, how you can boost your egg quality. The next thing we wanna talk about is then what is considered low AMH, right? Because of course it is relevant to know if your egg reserve is diminishing. Well, it is considered low when it is under 0.5
nanograms per milliliter. That is considered
diminished ovarian reserve. Anything between that and
1.5 nanograms per milliliter is considered normal to low. Anything above that is considered good and that you’ll be able
to conceive just fine. Except there’s a little
catch because, as I said, if you have PCOS your AMH
will be through the roof. And three nanograms per milliliter is considered by a lot of
people to be on the high end, some say above four. If you have had your AMH tested and you have blood test results
then your know your number and now you know whether
you fall into the low range, the normal-low range, or
in the normal range, right? And I have a little theory that a lot of you have been
told that you have low AMH when you are falling within
that low-normal range of 0.5 to 1.5 nanograms per milliliter. And I think there is a reason for this. I think a lot of women are being scared about them not being able
to conceive naturally when they have a number
that falls in that range for the following reason. If you want to do IVF,
your AMH needs to fall within a range that
brings the most success. So if you’re under a 0.5 chances are that you
will be rejected for IVF because the outcomes
will be extremely low. Now IVF success rates
are quite low as it is, it’s about 35% for
couples that are under 35. Which I often find odd because IVF is often not just
seen as a last resort thing, but as the solution when it
doesn’t work out at home. While in reality there is a big gap between trying to conceive
naturally on your own and then IVF, there’s so much
you can do in between that and I think I’ve kind of already
proven that on this channel that there’s a lot that
you can do to improve your overall health and your fertility and the quality and
the amount of your eggs and the quality and amount
of the sperm of your husband. But anyway, back to the
AMH thing and the IVF. Your AMH needs to be at a certain level for IVF to have good outcomes so if you have a normal level of AMH that would bring enough
success but it is diminishing then your doctor’s probably gonna tell you that you should be doing IVF,
is gonna be pushing for it because you are still in the phase where IVF would probably be successful or the most successful,
but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t be able to
conceive naturally at home. So before you have somebody
scare you into your AMH numbers, think about that. And you know what is
even more interesting? There has been more recent research that shows that AMH
can actually fluctuate, and it’s under certain
conditions and circumstances, but it can fluctuate. A lot of doctors and a lot of people still are under the impression
that it doesn’t matter what time of your cycle you test for AMH. In contrast to progesterone levels, which you’ll want to test in the second half of
your cycle after ovulation or FSH which you’ll want
to test in the first half. AMH, it’s said, oh you
can test it at any time and it’s a very reliable
number, it doesn’t change. Turns out that’s not true. Yes, it is true for the
super, super low numbers like the 0.5, etc., but when you’re looking at the mid-range and the normal range, it turns out that AMH is actually higher in the first half of your follicular phase than it is later on and that
kind of makes sense, right? Because if AMH is being produced by follicles that are maturing you would be looking
at that very first half of the first half of your cycle. So if you’ve been told
that you have low AMH but you were on the normal to low range and you have been tested
later on in your cycle, it is absolutely worthwhile to test again, maybe day three or four of your cycle. And that brings me to
changing your AMH numbers because that’s just another lie out there, that you can’t do anything about it. Of course, if you actually hit menopause, there’s nothing you can do. However, when you’re not there, when you still have eggs left, you absolutely can change your AMH numbers and you need to look at
the following things. Stress can absolutely lower your AMH, so let’s bring that down. Smoking, you should be quitting anyway if you’re trying to conceive, but that absolutely
brings down AMH levels. Another thing is vitamin D deficiency and this is one of the reasons that I have all my patients
on vitamin D supplementation. Unless they live in a sunny country and are working outside all the time, most people will need to be topped up, especially because people in
the west work a lot inside and if they’re outside
at all in the sunshine, they’ll lather on some sunscreen. There’s no way for their body
to produce enough vitamin D. So I mentioned smoking and one of the problems
with smoking is the toxicity and that brings me to metal toxicity. I’ve mentioned this
several times on my channel and I’ve just started a
really cool group of people that are going to be detoxing metals as well as some other things, but metals can really influence
your AMH levels as well. Your body doesn’t deal well with toxicity, so let’s get rid of that
and bring up those numbers. Circulation is another one. We need good circulation in our abdomen for good quality eggs. I mentioned that in the video
that I already linked up here or down there or both, but we need good circulation
not just for the uterus so that the lining can be
nice and thick and nutritious and there can be lots of oxygen, but we need that in the ovaries too for the eggs to mature properly. So it’s important for egg quality, but it is also important for follicles to be maturing at all. So a abdominal massage is really helpful, fertility massages, I know I’ve promised
to do a video on that, but you understand if
I’m pregnant right now it’s kind of hard to do
a video on the topic, but you can have it done professionally and there are actually a couple of really good YouTube videos out there that you can search for to do it yourself. When we’re talking about nutrition and we’re talking about toxicity, you understand that lifestyle and your diet is super important. Stop stuffing your face
with rubbish all the time. Yes, treat yourself every
now and then for being good (laughs) but make sure that
you eat wholesome foods, that you eat whole foods, good quality, and that will bring your
AMH levels up as well. As well as deal with any obesity you might be struggling with because if you know that you’re obese then that really impacts
your AMH numbers as well. So if you’re working on that and trying to bring down your weight then you know you’re also
working on those AMH levels. All right lovelies, I hope
that was helpful to you to demystify some of the information that is out there on AMH. I was also thinking of doing
a video in the near future about fertility testing. What kind of fertility
tests can you ask for or should you ask for? How should you interpret them? Maybe not, like, completely
medically interpret them, but what do they say about your fertility? If that’s a video you’d be interested in, then definitely comment below, let me know or like the video and
I’ll just interpret it as that’s what you want to
see in the future (laughs) and if you haven’t subscribed yet make sure to subscribe
to my channel as well so that you’re notified the
next time I upload new content, which is every Thursday, and that should hopefully include soon some more videos on AMH,
on fertility testing and otherwise on other
fertility boosting tips because that’s what I’m all about. And in the meantime, see
you in the next video. Bye!

36 Replies to “What you need to know about AMH & your fertility”

  1. Great video! Thank you for your time to create it!
    I am 40 and going to get my AMH tested first time. Is that ok to get my AMH tested on day 3 of my cycle?

  2. Love the video! thank you so much! I’m 38 and was told my AMH is low and that I have eggs of a 42 old year this was heartbreaking to hear when your trying to get pregnant. I will definitely follow your advice and start to take some vitamin D and maybe lose a couple of pounds I’m 5’4 and 153 so maybe 10lbs will help?

  3. I’m 28, my amh was 0.22 like that of someone in their 40s, I freaked out! My fsh was also 14. Doctor told me to look for a fertility clinic because getting pregnant on my own will be too difficult. We conceived naturally 2 cycles later! Don’t pay attention to the numbers too much ladies!

  4. Hi! Thanks much for this video! My number is 4.02 ng/ml and I don't have PCOS… Is this normal then?

  5. Yes please! I am having a very hard time diagnosing my crazy cycles and symptoms, but unsure where/how to get started in the medical system to get some answers.

  6. I love watching and listening to you, I am 46 years old and my AMH is 0.035 ng/ml my obyg says there is no hope of me getting pregnant, I had given up but watching this video has given me a glimmer of hope.
    Pls I would appreciate ur advice on what to do to increase it. I so much long to conceive.

  7. Thank you for the AMH information. I’ve just been through fertility testing and will appreciate a video on the topic.
    Also would be nice to know a bit more about clomid and what are the reasons for it not working third month on the row.
    Bless for your advancing pregnancy and shame I can’t sign for treatment with you. Can you recommend a good practitioner?

  8. Finally, I was waiting for this information. I got tested recently and feel more informed now. Thank you!

  9. Overall ladies I would suggest not to get stuck on this amh number, it’s a new lab and there’s a lot that’s still unknown about it. Many doctors don’t focus too closely on that number. As dr Aimee calls it and “always meandering hormone”, and “always mean hormone”. Amh is only one piece of information, you have to also get a scan to see how many follicles you also create, and your age. Many other things will show a whole picture. I conceived with an amh of 0.22. Check out dr. Aimee’s channel it’s called “the egg whisperer”. She talks about amh and gives tons of great tips on fertility!

  10. I did a amh test in December it came out to be 0.02 very low.
    I have on vitamins D and co q10 along with Dhea since December.

    Just done another amh test and they was no numbers.
    Doe that means I have no eggs left😥😥😥

  11. Wrong information here.
    Your egg quantity is also known as your ovarian reserve. It’s not quite the same thing as egg quality.
    Low AMH doesn’t mean low quality.

  12. I can't just put in words how ur videos help people in fertility..following you past two months started charting n two months now I m pregnant
    May God bless you abundantly lots of love thank you so much u r doing great jobb 😘😘

  13. Hi, I am a little over 34 years and have been trying to conceive for about 5-6 months but have had no luck. My Husband's sperm analysis report is Good. My AMH is 1.36, LSH is 2.300 & prolactin is 15.05. For last 03 months my doctor had put me on tab Stimulet(5 days) followed by BHCG injection on follicles maturation. I ovulated properly all 3cycles but no pregnancy. Hence the gynac has asked us to go through HSG test. Post that has recommended IUI if reports are normal and there is no blockage.
    Also, in the 3rd cycle I HV been diagnosed with post wall feudal adenomyosis (2.5cm*2cm). I have had extremely painful periods for years.
    I would like to know what are my chances of conceiving normally or shall I go ahead with IUI. Also what are the complications of adenomyosis & if it could obstruct in conceiving, decline my fertility further and the hurdle the pregnancy term?

  14. Not sure if you have already made a video on detox sorry couldn’t find it. Could you make a video on how to detox?- ( I want to detox from IVF drugs – it wasn’t a successful cycle ). I think I have adrenaline imbalance that is causing hormonal issues – irregular period, PMS etc. Many thanks

  15. How about if you have only 2 egg reserved left? Aside from having low amh.. is egg donor the last result? Pls help. Tnx

  16. I'm 42. My amh in feb was 2.20, then 2 months later 0.898!
    Per blood test below (and specs ) my results are below=
    Estrogen= 61 (<80)
    Progesterone = 0.27 (<3)
    Fsh= 9.18 (<12)
    LH= 2.6

  17. Hi
    I'm now 4 days late from my monthly period date and I tested after 2 days with evening urine sample at home and it was negative.
    Should I repeat the test again after few days or can this be a hormonal imbalance since it came negative once ?

  18. I just came across your channel yesterday and I love your videos. My FSH is 7.3 and my AMH is 0.181 which i know is very low but it’s not 0. So I will continue trying to conceive naturally until I reach menopause 🙂

  19. Advice please! I am trying to conceive. Last June my doctor gave me clomid and it doesnt work I had my period on my 30CD. Then she prescribe me Femara on my CD3. Today, its my CD16 and she told me that I dont ovulate😔. I did my test for AMH last night. Awaiting for the result. Anyone have issue like mine. How to ovulate naturally?

  20. Thank you so much for making these videos. You’ve become such a great resource for me and also a source of positivity for me while trying to conceive.

  21. What about high AMH? Mine is 20.00.
    How do you lower you AMH?
    Also, my deep gratitude for you channel. It has been incredibly helpful for me. I have lean PCOS

  22. You're amazing! Once again! Maybe this is too specific, but i'm recovering from anorexia / amennorhia and i'd like to get advice on how I can boost my fertility after recovery:)

  23. Hey! thank you for explainind these AMH levels. I had AMH level test on my 3rd day of periods this Friday, I got result: 2.04 ng/ml. In some resources on the internet said that everything lower 2.2 considered as low ovarian reserve, some resources states that 1-2.5 is normal and up to 3 is a risk of PCOS. It is really strange that we do not have 1 correct source of info. Should I worry I have AMH 2.04 at 34.5 y.o. age or I am fine?

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