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harry78 Mon 27-Mar-17 15:38:05

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Chattycat78 Mon 27-Mar-17 16:18:49

Yes. The ideal is under 10. The higher it is, the harder your body is having to work to ovulate. This suggests that you have low ovarian reserve- i.e. Less eggs. It gets higher and higher as you approach menopause.

However this doesn't mean that you can't get pregnant in my experience.

harry78 Mon 27-Mar-17 17:26:45

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Chattycat78 Mon 27-Mar-17 17:30:18

It doesn't mean that you're not ovulating- just that your body has to work harder to ovulate. This means that you have low egg supply. Have you been trying for a while? Do u have any other fertility issues that you know of?

My fsh was 12 when I was 34. I panicked too. However, I now have a toddler and a baby and I've been pregnant 3 times. Egg quality is what counts when it comes to pregnancy- not quantity.

harry78 Mon 27-Mar-17 17:34:47

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Chattycat78 Mon 27-Mar-17 17:42:23

Yeah it goes up over time. Like I say though, it doesn't mean it's not possible.

Flinstones Mon 27-Mar-17 17:51:24

I was told a few years ago my level was very high, too high to even consider IVF, I have had 2 children since I was told that, both conceived naturally.

harry78 Mon 27-Mar-17 20:01:11

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harry78 Tue 28-Mar-17 21:23:50

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Chattycat78 Tue 28-Mar-17 21:59:11

Well- my toddler was conceived through ivf. I was told I needed it because I had low egg reserve. I did acupuncture for about 6 months leading up to and during the ivf. I also did some things during the ivf process such as listening to the zita west meditations. I also did hypnotherapy.

Other things are obvious, such as very little alcohol or caffeine (unfortunately).

My 9 month old was a natural conception, which tbh I wasn't expecting at all as it was the first month we tried after I stopped breastfeeding. shock

The other thing to consider is uniquinol supplements - good for egg quality. There is also a book which lists lots of things that are good for egg quality- it starts with the egg" it's called.

harry78 Wed 29-Mar-17 07:07:14

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harry78 Wed 29-Mar-17 07:07:16

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Chattycat78 Wed 29-Mar-17 08:36:08

The"issue" with ivf is that you're not likely to respond very well to the drugs with high fsh. I didn't- I only got 2 eggs. However, one of them became a bfp anyway!

Have you done the amh test?

harry78 Wed 29-Mar-17 08:47:56

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harry78 Wed 29-Mar-17 08:48:54

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Chattycat78 Wed 29-Mar-17 14:26:34

You have to pay for the amh test- you can't do it at the GPs. The only reason really to bother is if you're planning on doing ivf.

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