Women with extremely low ovarian reserve may be told that their only hope for a successful pregnancy and birth is by using a donor egg; however, sometimes this is not the option they want to choose. There can be, however, other options for these women. In fact, the Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) recently earned international recognition for its paper analyzing IVF success rates in women with low (AMH) levels. The paper received the Austrian Hugo Husslein Prize, which is awarded biannually by the Austrian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Premature Ovarian Insufficiency, POI, is a condition in which women under the age of 40 have an onset of early menopause which may include, no further menses, high FSH levels, or low estrogen levels, explains Dr. Amber Cooper.
Think Diminished Ovarian Reserve means your eggs are bad? Dr. Owen Davis of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Cornell says there is a big difference between quality and quantity when it comes to ovarian reserve and chances for IVF success.
a blog by Helen Denise, CEO, Knowhen®, May 14, 2013
For some couples, conceiving a baby is as easy A-B-C, and as simple as 1-2-3. All Jackson 5 rhetoric aside, it is true that the vast majority of all couples trying to conceive will achieve success naturally. By naturally, we mean without the help of a fertility specialist. However, a staggering 10 percent of women trying to become pregnant will eventually be diagnosed with infertility. Doesn’t sound like much? When you consider that there are approximately 4 million births annually in the United States alone, 10 percent suddenly affects the lives of a lot of women.
In a recent study led by Dr. Norbert Gleicher, Medical Director and Chief Scientist at Center for Human Reproduction in New York City, it was determined that low androgen levels are associated with diminished functional ovarian reserve in women of all ages.
Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) refers to a condition whereby a woman loses her eggs before the age of 40. Dr. Helen Kim, a fertility doctor with University of Chicago explains what POF is and its causes.