Low AMH - to keep trying naturally or resort to IVF?

Hi - I am 38 yrs old and have been trying to conceive for 7 months. I was recently found to have a low AMH (3.1 pmol/l). My FSH on day 5 was 9.8 (LH=10.1). My husband's semen analysis was normal. We have seen a fertility specialist who said that the chance of natural pregnancy was "not improbable" - but no actual figures were quoted. Following this advice my husband feels we should keep trying naturally for another 6 months before resorting to IVF - however, I am wondering if this will result in us wasting valuable time?

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You could carry on trying naturally and you should consider using DHEA which has been shown to improve the environment where the eggs develop. Further information about this is on the website. However, at 38 you should not leave it too long before seeking help with IVF as your chances will decrease as you get nearer to 40.