Knowing your AMH levels before pregnancy is important, particularly if you are planning to adopt fertility treatments like IVF, IUI, ICSI, or others. The AMH or Anti Mullerian hormone is the best indicator to confirm your chances of becoming pregnant or not being able to conceive. If you are trying to conceive for six months, or more and still not getting positive results, then you should get your AMH level checked.
What Is the AMH Level?
An anti-Mullerian hormone or AMH is a hormone built by the ovaries in women, which describes an ovary’s ability to produce eggs that can be fertilized for pregnancy. The level of AMH does not indicate or decide whether a woman will be able to conceive or not. It varies according to the age and state of health of the woman. The age factor plays an important role. Women in their 20’s have healthy AMH levels, which means a better chance of conceiving, while women in their late 30’s, or early 40’s, might experience some difficulties in conception due to low AMH levels.
Why Is the AMH Test Done?
To assess the following health conditions, a simple blood test is done:
- Ovarian reserve or egg count
- Menopausal status
- Ovarian cancer
- Effectiveness of egg freezing
- Chances of successful IVF
However, the AMH level cannot tell the quality of the egg or genetic testing of the egg and how quickly the egg count is decreasing. Moreover, it also cannot predict whether you can get pregnant or not. In addition, an AMH level can simply be anticipated; it does not promise IVF or any other treatment of fertility outcome.
How can AMH levels be increased naturally?
Whether or not AMH levels increase cannot be predicted, but AMH levels are believed to be influenced by lifestyle and personal health. Therefore, we focus on raising awareness to improve your fertility health, which directly affects your reproductive health.
Ayurvedic treatments for improving egg quality are safe to incorporate with modern fertility treatments like IVF¸IUI, ICSI, etc., , to increase the possibility of embryonic viability. It also improves the pregnancy tenure post normal conception or artificial embryos’ implantation. Ayurveda, in addition to yoga and diet, plays a vital role in improving fertility health in a natural manner. Don’t believe bogus ads that promise to boost your AMH levels as AMH levels cannot be increased.
The never-ending yoga practice can improve the standard of the eggs and the performance of the reproductive organs. Asanas like Butterfly Asana, Cobra Asana, BhujangAsana, etc., are some fertility asanas that are found to be effective for balancing the AMH level. However, before practicing the same, it is advisable to perform under experts’ supervision only.
Well-nutrient foods play an important role in improving the overall AMH levels. According to RD Stephanie Middleberg, “Your fertility is affected by what you eat, and your partner’s fertility is affected by what he eats.” Despite low levels of AMH, fertility can be increased by incorporating several macro and micronutrients rich foods that aid in the maturation and release of healthy eggs. Few of the foods that are easily found in your kitchen are-
- Vitamin D
Vitamin D regulates AMH levels in vitro, both directly through the AMH promoter and indirectly controlling the number of granulosa cells and AMH signaling in the culture of the ovary follicles. Milk and dairy products, fish, soybeans, and eggs all increase the levels of vitamin D in the body. Additionally, a person would need to spend some time under direct sunlight to produce vitamin D naturally.
Avocados are nutrient-rich, with a high monounsaturated fat content that helps improve the health of eggs and maintain good reproductive health.
Ginger is a stem that consists of anti-inflammatory substances. These anti-inflammatory substances increase blood circulation and promote healthy digestion by reducing sensitivity in the reproductive system, regulating menstrual cycles, and decreasing inflammation of the reproductive organs.
Blueberries are folate (folic acid), rich in vitamin C and powerful antioxidants that protect eggs from oxidants, keeping them healthy and strong.
- Sesame seeds
Sesame seeds are rich in zinc and help produce the hormones responsible for healthy eggs, and they are also rich in monounsaturated fats.
- Beans and Lentils
It is advisable to have at least one bean and lentils in your daily diet as these are sources of iron, vitamin B, magnesium, and other essential nutrients for reproduction.
Omega-3 helps in the overall health of women, their pregnancy, and childbirth.
Foods rich in zinc include oysters, meat, fish, poultry, mussels, legumes, and beans, which play a vital role in the development, and delivery of eggs. However, an insufficient amount of zinc in the body can affect fertility. Make sure to meet your zinc needs by adding some quantity of zinc-rich foods to your daily diet.
Magnesium regulates the pituitary gland to keep up ovulation and progesterone levels. Magnesium can be extracted from food sources such as nuts and chocolate.
- Vitamin B6
Foods such as nuts, soybeans, oats, bananas, and milk also help with egg maturation.
Acupressure or acupuncture can aid increase AMH levels by improving the standard of eggs and embryos. Moreover, it helps regulate hormones, male infertility, endometrial lining, etc., and increases the possibility of successful IVF.
The First Step IVF is the best fertility clinic in Delhi. Our fertility experts ensure to provide valuable information and treatment to increase your possibility of natural pregnancy or through IVF treatment.