What is Low Ovarian Reserve?
Ovarian reserve means your current number of Oocytes (Eggs) inside the ovaries. The more eggs you have, the better your chances of conception. If you have low ovarian reserve then it may impact your chances of getting pregnant.
What impact does age have on ovarian reserve?
As woman ages, the supply of eggs gradually decreases until menopause occurs. If you are over 35 and you are not able to conceive then you must visit fertility specialist for ovarian reserve screening.
Why ovarian reserve screening is important?
The goal of ovarian screening is to find out the potential risk of decreased ovarian reserve. Decreased ovarian reserve affects the success rate of fertility treatment.
Tests for Ovarian Reserve:
- Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
- Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH)
- Antral follicle count (AFC)
What to do if you have low ovarian reserve?
A low ovarian reserve doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant. With fertility treatment such as IVF treatment, you can conceive. It is best to speak with your fertility specialist for better treatment options.