Melanie McGrice

Melanie McGrice

Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is a hormone produced by the small follicles in the ovary which have not matured into eggs. Your AMH levels are reflective of your fertility, indicating your potential success rate when trying for a baby. Higher AMH levels are directly linked with a higher number of eggs remaining in your ovaries, whereas low AMH levels are a sign of low ovarian reserve and less remaining eggs. Diet can play an important role in increasing your AMH levels the right way.

Why is it important to know my AMH levels?

Understanding and knowing your AMH levels can be important when you’re considering starting a family. Your AMH levels will tell you your ability to produce eggs that can be successfully fertilised, and how many potential egg cells (ovarian reserve) you have. Low AMH levels is a sign that you may have difficulty getting pregnant and should not delay trying for a baby.

What is my ideal AMH level?

Ideal: between 0.7ng/ml – over 1.0ng/ml is considered an ideal range for fertility.

Low: between 0ng/ml – 0.6ng/ml is considered low, indicating reduced egg count.

High: over 3.0ng/ml is considered high, which is a sign of increased follicles and often an indication of PCOS.

Why might I have low AMH levels?


  • Women with lower levels of vitamin D tend to have lower AMH levels


  • AMH levels naturally decline with age – the older you are, the fewer eggs you’ll have left

History of other medical conditions

  • Hormonal disorders and medical conditions related to your reproductive system can impact AMH levels.
  • Women with conditions such as PCOS and endometriosis have an increased risk of low AMH levels
  • Family history of early menopause can also be a factor

Previous surgeries

  • If you have had any form of ovarian surgery, due to ovarian cysts, torsion or ectopic pregnancy, there is a higher chance you will have lower levels of AMH
  • Women who have experienced radiotherapy or chemotherapy have lower AMH levels


  • Stress plays a major role in your ability to conceive and success when trying for a baby. Higher stress levels are often linked to lower AMH levels and therefore fertility rate.

How do I test my AMH levels?

You are able to test your AMH levels through a blood sample at any time during your menstrual cycle. This sample will help your doctor determine your ovarian reserve indicated by the number of growing follicles in your ovaries.

To learn more about anti-mullerian hormones and to gain some tips on how to increase your AMH levels naturally, check out my ‘3 diet tips to increase AMH’ video on my YouTube channel Nourish.


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