I applied to be an egg donor & everything seemed like it would be ok. I’m only 24, I have a son of my own & have normal cycles unless I’m on the pill. After I took the blood test, they told me they were not able to use me as a donor because of the Anti Mullerian Hormone and my levels of it were to low. Now its been about 6 months since then & we have decided to try to have another baby and I am slightly (REALLY) freaking out about what they had told me and what exactly it means. Everything I look up just talks about how it relates to egg donation but not how it relates to having your own baby. I wanted to know more on this topic if you could help for my own sanity & to calm my nerves & so I also have a better understanding of why this effects me from being able to donate & if all donation places test for this.
Well, I can tell you I’d never heard of this until I Googled it while reading your question. The Wikipedia entry was confusing, like you said. But I can tell you one thing for darn sure: If my fertility agency called me and said the donor I wanted to use had anything even remotely relating to the Anti Mullerian Hormone, I’d veto. Again–as a layperson who doesn’t know nothing ’bout birthing no babies–I came away with a Wikipedia page that basically translated to the fact that you’re not a prime candidate. Nothing more, nothing less. I’m not concerned for your health, or any children of yours, but as it relates to the industry of IVF, there is something that keeps you from being 100% and that’s a dealbreaker–business, not personal. That’s all. I am by no means whatsoever saying that you have any sort of disconcerting hormonal condition or if any child you will have will have any sort of anything whatsoever; all I can say is that within a sentence of what you mentioned, I was thankful it’s something that’s screened for. Don’t be discouraged as it pertains to you, but it looks like egg donation may not be in your future.