After 9 ½ months of (nearly-exclusive) pumping followed by 6 weeks of waiting, my period finally came back two weeks ago, and I emailed Dr. Y and asked to redo my Cycle Day 3 bloodwork. (If I learned one thing from our infertility journey, it’s that I don’t have a lot of good eggs left, and I can’t afford to let any go to waste!)
After getting back the results, Big C concluded that I am growing younger like Benjamin Button.
Here’s a summary of all my CD3 bloodwork to date:
|estradiol (E2)||24.6 pg/mL||27.2 pg/mL||23 pg/mL|
|follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)||13.7 mIU/mL||13.5 mIU/mL||9.7 mIU/mL|
|anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH)||0.17 ng/mL||0.22 ng/mL||0.31 ng/mL|
I wrote extensively about what each of these numbers means in this post.
To be fair, I doubt the difference between each set of data points is actually significant… (An AMH of 0.31 is still pretty terrible!) But even if there’s no significant difference between an AMH of 0.22 vs. 0.31 (or FSH 13.5 vs. 9.7), I still think it’s pretty cool that the numbers haven’t gotten worse in two years. Maybe I won’t actually go through menopause before 40…(knock on wood!)
We have an appointment with Dr. Y on Thursday, so we’ll see what he says about how this bodes for our chances at baby #2.