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Diminished Ovarian Reserve

I’ve been diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve. I fell pregnant on the first try but miscarried at 6 weeks, and I have been trying to fall pregnant for 6 years now. Is it hopeless with diminished ovarian reserve or should I keep trying?

A: I can’t answer this question –  not because of the diminished ovarian reserve –   just because I don’t have enough information about your particular situation. This is actually a fantastic thing to put to me by applying for a complimentary fertility assessment because I can then let you know exactly. I need to know your age. I need to know how diminished we’re talking about.

Absolutely there is hope. I’ve had patients conceive with an ovarian reserve of less than 1 and sperm of 5 million where we need at least 20 million. This particular couple, he had 5 million sperm. She had an ovarian reserve of less than 1, and we were able to optimize their chances and obviously help them conceive naturally by doing everything that we’ve asked them to do.

It’s not hopeless but understanding where you’re at in regards to what’s going on is vitally important because if we don’t understand that, then obviously we’re going to end up having a bit of an issue when it comes to what you can do about it.

The fact that you’ve been trying to conceive for 6 years is possibly a clue as to what we need to really look at. Certainly the fact that you’ve had a miscarriage before and you have been trying to conceive for 6 years since, I would definitely want to know what else is happening as far as miscarriage is concerned because there’s about seven different categorical reasons for miscarriages.

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Gabriela Rosa MScM, ND

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