Low AMH or high FSH - the end of the road?

Low AMH or high FSH means you're gonna have a hard time getting pregnant, right?

That's what your doctors have probably told you.

What if I told you instead that even if you have low AMH or high FSH, you have just as good of a chance at conceiving naturally as someone with normal AMH or FSH?

Yes, for realz.

A study published in October 2017 of 750 women showed exactly that.  

In fact, the exact wording of the conclusion is as follows (cuz I know you're not gonna believe me).

"Among women aged 30 to 44 years without a history of infertility who had been trying to conceive for 3 months or less, biomarkers indicating diminished ovarian reserve compared with normal ovarian reserve were not associated with reduced fertility. These findings do not support the use of urinary or blood follicle-stimulating hormone tests or antimüllerian hormone levels to assess natural fertility for women with these characteristics."

I've been saying this exact same thing to my patients for years. 

Finally, validation!

Low AMH and high FSH are only to be used as indicators of how you would respond to fertility medications.

They are NOT indicators of whether you can get pregnant naturally.

But that doesn't mean you should sit back and wait for it to happen.

Rather you can take control and actively improve your chances of getting pregnant even if you've been diagnosed with poor egg quality or diminished ovarian reserve.

And the GPS (Get Pregnant and Stay pregnant) Fertility program does exactly that: zenfertility.com/gps  

Julie Chang,

Natural Fertility Eggspurt

The Real Deal:

  • Natural Fertility Coach
  • Licensed Fertility Acupuncturist for 18 years
  • Master in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Magna Cum Laude
  • B.S. Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, UCLA

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