Testing ovarian reserve - the quality and quantity of a woman’s eggs - can help you decide whether you should consider pregnancy sooner rather than later, if you should freeze your eggs, or whether fertility treatment may be successful. There are three tests that doctors use to predict ovarian reserve: FSH, AMH, and AFC.
A recently published study offers optimistic news to young women with high FSH or diminished ovarian reserve who achieve pregnancy with IVF. High FSH is not associated with miscarriage in women under 35, and there is no indication that it is associated with higher levels of aneuploidy.
A blog by Dr. Jaime Knopman, RMA of New York, April 7, 2015
Oocyte donation offers women in menopause, women with premature ovarian failure and women with diminished ovarian reserve the opportunity to not only become parents but also to carry a pregnancy. Oocyte quality and quantity decline substantially as a woman ages (and in some instances even before a woman ages); this decline is often the cause of many women’s fertility struggles. Despite marked improvements in IVF techniques, we are often unable to fix diminished egg quality and quantity, and therefore in order to achieve a pregnancy, oocyte donation is required.
A blog by Dr. Daniel Kort, Damien Fertility Partners, January 7, 2015
AMH is an important test that gives me a lot of good information about a woman’s ovarian function. It's important to understand: what AMH is; why AMH is important; why AMH is not the only important thing.
a blog by Dr. Michael DiMattina, Dominion Fertility</a>, October 3, 2014
New evidence shows Natural Cycle IVF is an effective treatment especially in older patients and those patients with decreased ovarian reserve.
A blog by Dr. Daniel Kort, Damien Fertility Partners, November 17, 2014
Measuring the quantity and quality of eggs is one of the most challenging aspects of fertility care. While many patients and couples are often given the diagnosis of “egg factor” or “advanced age” or “decreased ovarian reserve”, the actual diagnosis can be hard to make and even harder to understand.
By Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill and Dr. Alane Park, OB/GYNs and Chief Medical Consultants for e.p.t®
The decline of a woman’s egg quality and egg quantity is known as diminished ovarian reserve. One culprit is age. We are born with all the eggs we will ever have and over the years that supply decreases and the quality lessens. Another culprit is premature ovarian aging or premature ovarian failure, a condition in women under 40.