From Fertility Tests…
Our trying to conceive story started about four and a half years ago. When I was 32 years old, my partner and I saw our first fertility specialist. We had fertility tests and although there was nothing alarming about the results, the doctor suggested we try a cycle of fertility treatment with a trigger shot. Sadly, we were unsuccessful but we kept trying naturally.
Then, in the summer of 2019, we had the opportunity to move from Canada to Abu Dhabi. We “stopped trying” while we settled in this new country. We never used contraception so after a while of “not trying” I began to really worry that something wasn’t right. In August 2020, we suffered one very early loss; I didn’t even know I was pregnant.
Once again, we decided to start actively trying for a baby, and after months of being unsuccessful, I decided it was time to see a fertility specialist in Abu Dhabi. So, in January 2021, we had more fertility tests.
We didn’t expect the results to come back as they did. Our fertility clinic in Abu Dhabi ran some additional fertility tests that we didn’t have in Canada. We were told we’re a couple with “combined infertility” and that we have a very low chance of conceiving naturally.
I’m so glad I had fertility testing as soon as I did because although I’m only 35, I have an extremely low AMH level for a woman of my age. (Low AMH is not a cause of infertility, but it is an indication of a decreased egg reserve.)