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Low AMH - successful IVF

I've been hesitant to post this, for a couple of resons. First, this is only my second post and second, I know that I am in a very privileged position to be saying that my IVF has been successful and didn't want anyone to get upset by my posting this ❤ I just wanted to put this out there, to give hope to anyone who might want to read this.

I was told in October I have a low AMH level of 3.4 and about a 10% chance of IVF medication working. Devastated by this set back, I came here and posted asking for help and advice, which I got & am to this day ever so thankful for. I spoke to my best friends who kept me sane, I started going to Acupuncture - which helped me relax, I stopped drinking (as someone who loves a glass of wine,I'm not going to lie this was a big thing - even though I realised loads of other women had already done this!) and swapped my beloved coffee for decaff.

I was rejected for first cycle in December, as the clinic closes for deep clean. January I was accepted. Drugs worked, follicles grew & they got 14 eggs come egg collection day.

Three of these made it to blastocyst, one was popped back in & two in to the freezer. I'm now almost 8 weeks pregnant.

I had some very hard days during the process and the wait leading up to it, anyone who goes through this treatment is a tough cookie in my opinion. It's mentally & emotionally one of the toughest things that a woman can be faced with I think and I massivley admire every single last one of us for going through it. To those who are yet to begin or continue to go through it, as Winston Churchill once said - Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts ❤❤ please be kind to yourselves & try to keep believing even when it seems all hope it lost.

I hope that this brings a light in to someone's life at a time when a person might really need a positive story. It can happen, even when they say that it's not likely to, so please don't give up hope.

I'm aware that I'm still very early stages of pregnancy & have a long journey ahead of me before things are safe, but I wanted to share this and to say thank you to those of you who posted to support me in my hour of need. I will be forever grateful xxx

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Congratulations Peggy, that's wonderful news! I wish you every success with your pregnancy xxx

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Thankyou xx

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congratulations to you - what a lovely story of hope.

wishing you a happy & healthy pregnancy xxx

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Thank you ❤

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Congratulations, a really lovely story. Wishing a healthy and happy pregnancy x

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Thankyou ❤ I really appreciated your advice & support at the time. Hope all is well with you.xx

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Aww... that’s amazing! Many congrats 💕 xx

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Thankyou ❤

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Congratulations that’s amazing news Peggy! Thank you for sharing it gives me hope xx

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Awh thank you.Wishing you all the best & sending lots of love xx

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Congratulations! You were so lucky though my Amh was 4.3 and I only got 1egg that didn’t fertilise! Shows how different we react to the drugs x

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Thank you. It really does seem that everyones journey is a different one.I am truly grateful for the response I had to the drugs xx

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It is always helpful and positive to see people sharing success stories on here. Thank you - They bring hope to us all xx

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❤❤x

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This is lovely! Thanks for sharing.

I be praying form the rest of your pregnancy.

Bet wishes xx

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Awh thank you, that's really kind x

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Congrats hun! This brought a tear to my eye. It’s great to hear a positive story. We had a failed IVF cycle in Dec and we were devastated and so heartbroken. My AMH level is low at just 2.4. Wishing you all the best with your pregnancy. Thank you for sharing and bringing hope you me and many others on here. ❤️😘

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I am so sorry to hear of your pain, I know that this journey is so very, very tough & it seems sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to what happens. Thinking of you & wishing you all the very best for the future. I know it's tough to stay positive when it seems like it's never going to happen, so please be kind to yourself, spend time with the one's you love & try to keep smiling ❤❤xxx

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Such kind words. Thank you 😊 💜❤️

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Congratulations Peggy on your pregnancy. Like yourself I have a low AMH level for my age of 31 of 6.1 where it should be around 19.7. And it also turned out that I wasn’t ovulating either. And I got a positive pregnancy test on my first attempt on IVF and I’m now 19 weeks and 2 days pregnant xxx

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Awh lovely ❤ congratulations & all the best for the rest of your pregnancy xx

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Thank you for sharing and congratulations xx

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Thank you ❤x

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huge congrats and thanks so much for sharing. .I am 7 weeks pregnant so just behind you xxx

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Congratulations ❤wishing you all the best for your pregnancy too xx

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What a lovely, honest and inspiring message. My AMH is 4.4, I'm 35 and have been trying to conceive for our second child (I know, I'm very lucky to have him) for 2 years. We've had two failed IUI and are now going for IVF. I hope it works and your message has perked me up a bit. I'm going to start counselling to try and help me mentally and I think start doing some reflexology to help as well. I hope everyone on here gets some luck in their lives, sometimes it's feels like living in a snow globe, instead of snow its sh*t... Even though I know I'm so lucky to have my son. Good luck for you, keep relaxing and making good, and sometimes selfish, decisions xx

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You do right to get counselling & reflexology,you do whatever you think will help you through this time. It's a tough, challenging & exhausting thing to go through. I wish you all the very best with everything xx

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Amazing result and thanks so much for sharing . I wish you so much luck with the rest of your pregnancy. Just one question which supplements did you take in the end? Xx

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Thank you ❤❤ I took Royal Jelly, coenzyme 10, folic acid in a multi vitamin & Omega 3 for about three months leading up to my cycle. I also went to Acupuncture, which I swear worked wonders for me. I did stop my supplements (with exception of my folic acid & multivitamin) about a month before my cycle, as I was advised to do so by the nurse at my teach appointment but I believe that lots of others continue to take under advice from consultant-so always best to check. Hope this helps xx

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Congratulations hun, wishing you a happy healthy pregnancy 💗🤗😘

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Thank you ❤

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Congratulations!!xx

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Thank you!xx

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This is such an inspirational story.... I just had my first round of ivf I had egg collection yesterday and they collected two eggs that gave been fertilised. I'm due to have embryo implantation on Tuesday. I hope both eggs make it. For some reason I feel happy that I actually have two. Your story was lovely to hear as I am 38 and my amh is 3.5. I am trying to remain positive and believe that we are very lucky to have the option of ivf. I'm so pleased for you. Also do you believe in acupuncture? Do you think it really helped you? Xx

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I know what you mean,I feel very,very grateful to have had the opportunity to go through IVF. It's a tough thing to go through for anyone & I was just thankful that the consultant was supportive with giving me a chance. I really wish you all the best for Tuesday, try as much as you can to do things that you enjoy & spend time with people who make you happy during this time-as lets face it,those things are never not going to help make you feel more positive. Also, it's what helped me through some difficult hours,taking it one step at a time. As for the acupuncture, I loved it for the way it made me feel. I'm not sure if it medically helped, but it definitely made me feel good which is so important when facing treatment. Be kind to yourself & sending lots of love ahead of egg transfer xx

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Thank you so much. I'm prepared for every outcome. But remain hopeful... step by step is definitely the best way as you just become overwhelmed. I have cut out a lot of my friends due to the fact i don't have a baby. Just to self protect. But it makes me sad that I've done this.

Your story had Really made me believe it can happen. Thank you so much. Xx

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Congratulations and thank you for taking the time to post such an uplifting, encouraging message. Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy xx

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Thank you 💕xx

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lovely story, congrats xx can i ask which drugs you were using?

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Menopur & Cetrotide, then a gonasi trigger. They did give me an extra shot of buserelin xx

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