AMH vs Egg Quality

People often make the mistake of thinking that if they have a low AMH this is also an indicator of a low egg quality.   It is important to understand that this is not the case.

If you have a been told you have a low AMH it means the number of eggs available for fertilisation, either naturally or via IVF, is lower but this doesn't effect egg quality.  Egg quality is related to age, and general health, not to AMH.  A 30 year old woman with a low AMH will still have the egg quality of a 30 year old woman, it just means there will be less of those eggs available.

Obviously, ageing isn't something we can do anything about (more's the pity) but we can make sure we are in the best possible health for our age.  Simple things like not smoking, cutting down on alcohol, exercising regularly, dealing with stress and seeing a nutritionist to make sure mineral levels are good are all relatively easy steps to take towards positive general health as well as healthy eggs (and sperm).