I just turned 41. I will be using donor sperm to TTC. I recently had all my baseline tests done and the following are my results:
- AFC: 19
- FSH: 9
- AMH: 1.60
- All other hormones/parameters are normal.
I have never tried to conceived before. I have a very regular 28-day cycle. No PCOS. No endometriosis. No cysts. According to my doctor, all my results are those of a younger woman, which is great. The problem is that my ovaries (and eggs) are NOT young, they are 41 years old!!
My doctor offered to try a couple of IUIs or the short IVF protocol. I am very confused with the decision. I am reading and hearing that at my age, 70-80% of the eggs are chromosomally abnormal. Does it make sense to to IUI?? Should I just go straight to IVF (with PGD to exclude choromosomally abnormal embryos)?
I am afraid that with IUI, I will be wasting time, as the rate of success is lower (fertilization, miscarriage, chromosomally abnormal fetus).
If you can provide your medical opinion on this, I would be so appreciative!
PS: I have been taking multivitamins and CoQ10 (600mg) for 8 months now.