The anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH)
The anti-Mullerian hormone is a hormone released by maturing egg cells in your ovaries. It is a reliable metric for measuring your ovarian reserve, or how many eggs you have left: this is the foundation of your fertility, because the eggs you’re born with are the only eggs you have for life.
Predicting the future with AMH
A female is born with 1 to 2 million egg cells. This number has already decreased to 300,000 – 400,000 by the time of her first period. After that, 1,000 egg cells continue to be lost every menstrual cycle, and it is due to this steady decrease of egg cells over time that your fertility decreases until menopause.
AMH cannot tell you what your chances of pregnancy are right now or in a given month. But it can tell you about how your fertility will change over time and when you may expect to reach menopause. Every woman’s fertility trajectory is different, and AMH is a useful way of better understanding where you fit in.
Life decisions powered by science
The ivary test measures your AMH level, but the results you get are much more than just a number. In conjunction with your lifestyle and medical history, we use your AMH value to tell you where you stand compared to other women your age. We also offer insights into when you are expected to reach the end of fertility and menopause.
Based on your personal measurement and goals, we point you towards resources and next steps for the future. All linked to you because: Content is king. Context is King Kong.
After months of literature review–and a whole lot of chocolate, candy and coffee–we have dug through the universe of reproductive health science and compiled for you a comprehensive list of the best studies related to the ovarian reserve, female health, and everything in between. Of course, our in-house medical team has guided us in offering you the most valuable information right from the start.
Ovarian Aging: Mechanisms and Clinical Consequences
F. J. Broekmans, M. R. Soules, B. C. Fauser
The physiology and clinical utility of anti-Müllerian hormone in women
Dewailly, D., Andersen, C. Y., Balen, A., Broekmans, F., Dilaver, N., Fanchin, R., … Anderson, R. A. (2014).
Ovarian reserve screening: A scientific and ethical analysis
Tremellen, K., & Savulescu, J. (2014)