IVF De Soto MO

Local resource for infertility in De Soto. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to fertility specialists who can help you get through the hurdles associated with conception problems, anovulation, male fertility and female infertility, as well as advice on in vitro fertilization (IVF), follicle stimulating hormones (FSH), and fertility treatments.

Derrick Ray Havin, MD
Festus, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Charles Freeman
(573) 756-9500
1400 US Highway 61 # 340
Festus, MO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Kun Hoee Park, MD
(636) 937-6630
170 Industrial Dr Ste 106
Festus, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Catholic Med Coll, Chongno-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1968

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Andres S Bonifacio, MD
(636) 937-3644
PO Box 577
Herculaneum, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1963

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Contemporary Obstetrics
(636) 937-1545
1400 Us Highway 61 Ste 340
Festus, MO

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Dossu J Chanduwadia, MD
1400 US Highway 61
Festus, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1969

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Timothy Dennis O'Leary, MD
(407) 841-5281
1420 US Highway 61
Festus, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1987

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Luis Roland Mertins, MD
(573) 860-6000
1439 Highway 61 South
Crystal City, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Francisco Marroquin, Fac De Med, Guatemala
Graduation Year: 1985

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Joseph Arthur Hill, DO
(636) 441-8771
6420 The Cedars Ct
Cedar Hill, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Barnes St Peters Hosp, Saint Peters, Mo
Group Practice: Barnes St Peters Women's Care

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The Infertility Center of Saint Louis
(314) 576-1400
224 S. Woods Mill Road, Suite 730
St. Louis, MO
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Infertility

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By Miki Shima, o.m.d.

Over the 23 years I’ve been in practice, I’ve helped hundreds of couples become pregnant without high-tech or pharmaceutical interventions. But many of my patients also add Chinese medicine to conventional fertility treatments to increase their effectiveness and alleviate some of the side effects.

Looking eastward has another benefit, too. In the rush to develop increasingly sophisticated ways to treat infertility, doctors often skip over a critical element: bolstering the patient’s overall health, which can suffer in the course of treatment. Where Western medicine concentrates solely on the reproductive organs, Chinese medicine works to strengthen and balance all systems of the body, using a combination of acupuncture, herbs, and nutritional supplements.

Here are some of the fertility-related questions I hear most often.

Q: I’ve been trying to conceive for one year, so far unsuccessfully, and I’d like to avoid the hassle and expense of conventional fertility treatments. How effective is Chinese medicine alone in helping women get pregnant?

A:
That depends on several factors. Your first step should be to see your gynecologist for a few exams. She can check for any physical obstructions that might be preventing pregnancy, such as a blockage in your fallopian tubes, and assess your levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which affects ovulation, to make sure you haven’t entered early menopause. If your FSH levels are above 10, your chances of getting pregnant without any kind of conventional fertility treatment are very small; if you have high FSH levels and an obstruction, your chances are essentially zero.

However, if your FSH levels are 9 or below, and there are no physical obstructions, traditional Chinese medicine alone can substantially improve your odds. For instance, if you are between the ages of 35 and 40 and your FSH is around 9, you have about a 4 percent chance of getting pregnant without any treatment whatsoever; with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, I’ve found that the probability rises to about 25 percent.

If you do need to see an infertility doctor, Chinese medicine can still help. Many of my patients are women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) or egg donation, and I’ve found that adding acupuncture, supplements, and herbs to the mix can raise their success rate by about 15 to 25 percent. One recent study from Germany reported that women who received a regular course of acupuncture immediately before and after in vitro fertilization were 58 percent more likely to get pregnant than those who underwent IVF alone.

Q: Will the fertility herbs my acupuncturist gave me interfere with the fertility drugs I’m taking?

A: No, with one exception. The drug Lupron is prescribed to shut down hormone production (as part of IVF treatment), so herbs that promote hormonal activity can interfere with it. I tell my patients to stop all herbal treatments while taking this drug.

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