Jo Bambagiotti said she had always had a feeling that she would struggle to fall pregnant. "Both my mother and grandmother entered menopause
Jo Bambagiotti said she had always had a feeling that she would struggle to fall pregnant.
“Both my mother and grandmother entered menopause at an early age, so I was on the backfoot from the start,” she told 10 daily.
But it was only after a reading with a psychic who told her that she “would never have her own children” that she decided to investigate further.
The 36-year-old said that after that chance encounter she decided to book in for a fertility test. “The results were not good,” she said. “It turns out I have very low supplies of a hormone called Anti-Mullerian hormone, or AMH.”
According to IVF Australia, AMH is secreted by cells in developing egg sacs (follicles) and is generally a good indicator of a woman’s ovarian reserves.
Bambagiotti said it was after the results came back that she started exploring her options.
“I went to Monash IVF and started seeing a specialist with them,” Bambagiotti said. “We decided we would try and freeze my eggs.”
Before going through with the process, Bambagiotti said she was “made aware” of the dangers associated with egg freezing.
“He wanted me to know that it’s absolutely not a guarantee that the eggs would be good quality or that they would even survive the thawing process and, in turn, be fertilised,” she said.
Still, armed with that knowledge, she decided to continue.