Low ovarian reserve or low egg quality is a common diagnosis now that western medicine has fine-tuned diagnostic methods. A scary diagnosis but one that may be helped!
What does it mean?
Low ovarian reserve – First off, females are born with all the eggs we will ever have, as we age this reserve of eggs are naturally shed through every menstrual cycle. Fertility doctors are able to now take a blood test, testing AMH levels. If the AMH levels come back low, it is concluded that there is a lower number of eggs remaining, meaning that you are closer to menopause.
Poor egg quality – Is simply the quality of these eggs, it’s DNA integrity and it’s energetic ability to grow.
While you are unable to change your ovarian reserve there are several factors that affect egg quality according to Chinese Medicine, the overall quality of your health, thyroid levels, stress levels, quality of your diet. All of these factors when tweaked may help to improve the quality of the egg.
Recommended treatment plan is ideally 3 months, giving your body sufficient time to resolve existing health issues. Eggs are also selected 3 months prior to being released for a cycle, allowing for 3 months of treatment allows that particular egg to be directly affected by diet, lifestyle and treatments that you received.