You may have heard of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, insulin, and oxytocin. And if you have already experienced parenthood, you must be aware of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) as well. If not, read this blog very carefully to understand this hormone’s role in your fertility journey.
What is AMH?
AMH or Anti-Mullerian Hormone is produced by the granulosa cells in your ovarian follicles. A woman is born with a limited number of eggs stored in her ovaries. As she attains puberty, the eggs get prepared for fertilization, which means the woman can get pregnant if her eggs fertilize with a male’s sperm. AMH hormone levels help the doctors determine whether the woman has sufficient eggs stored in her ovarian reserve to carry successful pregnancy.
Therefore, when you visit our IVF doctors in Pune, they may recommend an AMH test before suggesting any ART procedure.
Many doctors describe the AMH test as a “fertility test,” but AMH alone cannot determine whether the woman can conceive naturally. Probably because an AMH test doesn’t help verify if the eggs stored in the woman’s ovarian reserve are good quality eggs.
The Role of AMH Test In Infertility Treatments
If you are conducting an AMH test to determine your chances of natural fertility, it won’t be helpful. However, couples undergoing In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) can use this test to predict the number of eggs they may produce and the dosage of medication they may need to stimulate egg production.
AMH levels can also best predict how ovarian stimulations will progress when used in creating IVF protocols.
While both the quantity and quality of the eggs decline as you get older, age is the best indicator for your pregnancy chances. You can also visit our Saishree IVF center in Pune, and our IVF specialists will counsel your infertility concerns.
AMH test Overview
An AMH test is as simple as a blood test. Regardless of your IVF cycle, An IVF specialist in Pune can suggest this test at any time. The following levels (in nanograms per milliliter) represent the lower limit of serum AMH values by age:
45 years old: 0.5 ng/mL
40 years old: 1 ng/mL
35 years old: 1.5 ng/ mL
30 years old: 2.5 ng/mL
25 years old: 3.0 ng/mL
AMH levels below 1.6 ng/mL predict a smaller number of eggs retrieved with IVF. Levels below 0.4 ng/mL are severely low.
Infertility is a common problem today, and both men and women are equally responsible for it. Fortunately, there are many advanced infertility treatments available that help couples experience parenthood at the age of 35-40.
To know more about infertility treatments and ART procedures, connect with us at Saishree IVF clinic in Pune.