Biological Clock!

Would you want to know if menopause is right around the corner, so that you can better plan for motherhood? If you answered yes, then you are in luck thanks to a new study that was just published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Since the trend is for women to wait until their 30’s to become pregnant, doctors from the University Medical Center Utrecht felt that if they could help women predict menopause, that they could also help success with fertility as well.

So…what they did was measure the levels of AHM (anti Mullerian hormone) in 144 fertile and healthy women. AHM is the hormone in the blood that allows doctors to assess the number of follicles in a woman’s ovaries. These follicles are essential for ovulation and as the numbers drop, so do the chances of nearing menopause.

From their data, they then put together a model that would predict the timeline for women between the ages of 30-50 in terms of when they would most likely experience menopause. The doctors and researchers believe that this information in conjunction with chronological age is much more telling than age itself.

Just another question to ask your fertility doctor if you are in your 30’s and are hoping to become pregnant sometime in the future! :)

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