I went through my old infertility records, calculating what my AMH was three years ago, what it is now, and what seems to be its rate of decline.
It actually calmed me down. I likely will reach menopause before in the next three years, very early in life. We probably only have these last two years or so to collect eggs.
Given we only seem to get a decent egg every 3-4 months, about a third of the time, we probably only have a shot at about 5-6 decent embryos in the next two years before my already bad egg quality becomes really bad egg quality and my AMH slips into completely undetectable.
I’ve been trying to focus on eating lots of raw vegetables, vitamins, acupuncture, and exercising. If I only have a little over two years left (maybe less), I need to get the best quality eggs I can out of it before the clock runs out.
The good news is that so far, whenever a decent quality embryo was put in, I became pregnant fairly regularly. The first time they put in a grade 1, I became pregnant and would have a baby now if not for a separate disaster in the second trimester.
The last time they put in an embryo (grade 3) it was a chemical pregnancy. And anther grade 3 also was a chemical pregnancy. So my womb clearly has some great soil there for embryos if we can get a few.
Three times they’ve put embryos and something always happened. That’s got to be cause for some hope, right?
So our plan is to try and collect and (hopefully) get a few good embryos (maybe a grade one). I’ve been reading that, unlike ovaries, you can get pregnant even after menopause. You just need the embryos.
Our hope in the next couples years is to get 8 embryos (since you have a 1/4 chance of implanting) and then hope one of them eventually implants even if by that point I’m going through premature menopause.
I can only pray I have enough decent eggs left for that.
Here’s to two more years of yoga, vitamins, accupuncture, raw fruits and vegetables, jogging, and other stuff.