How does low AMH stop you conceiving naturally?

I understand that low AMH means your ovarian reserve is low, but if you are still ovulating every month surely your chances of getting pregnant are the same as someone with normal ovarian reserve? Or does AMH indicate low quality eggs as well? If this is the case would a couple with low AMH who have been trying to conceive for 8 months be better to go straight to IVF or keep trying for a few more months?

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AMH is only relevant if you are having IVF treatment.  The level has no influence on conceiving naturally.  If your partner has a normal semen analysis then it would be reasonable to keep tying for a few more months before going into IVF treatment.