Hello, Dr. Ramirez,
Hello D. from the U.S. (Virginia),
Low ovarian reserve is an indication that your ovaries might not stimulate well with the fertility medications and so less eggs will be retrieved. That is its ONLY implication. It does not mean that you cannot get pregnant or cannot get pregnant on your own. It is only important for IVF. Now, if you have to do IVF for specific indicated reasons, such as tubal blockage or sperm problems etc, then you will want to do it sooner than later because your ovaries might get to the point where they will not stimulate at all and that will decreased your chances of success with IVF.
In terms of your fibroids, it is not that uncommon for a patient to become spontaneously pregnant after a myomectomy. I am sure that every fertility doctor has had patients like this. As long as your ovaries are functioning then you have that possibility. Low ovarian reserve has nothing to do with spontaneous ovulation.
In terms of cervical mucous, if you are trying naturally (non-IVF), then you can try Robitussin taken daily to help thin the cervix or you can proceed to IUI (intrauterine insemination) where the sperm is injected into the uterus and thereby bypasses the cervix (there is no such thing as intratubal insemination).
Dr. Edward J. Ramirez, M.D., FACOG
Executive Medical Director
The Fertility and Gynecology Center
Monterey Bay IVF Program
Monterey, California, U.S.A.