IVF Hartford CT

Local resource for infertility in Hartford. 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.

Pavani Reddy Pingle
(860) 233-6666
645 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT
Business
Advanced Ob-Gyn Doctors
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Residency Training: Nassau University Medical Center
Medical School: Kakatiya Medical College, 1994
Additional Information
Member Organizations: ACOG AAGL
Awards: Special Excellence in Edoscopic Procedures
Languages Spoken: English,Hindi,Spanish

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Mario Cohen, MD
(860) 561-7222
345 N Main St Ste 201
West Hartford, CT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Cordoba, Fac De Cien Med, Cordoba, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1977

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Yanna Karabatsos
(860) 728-1212
19 Woodland St
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Beth Evelyn Nelson, MD
(860) 714-7945
1000 Asylum Ave Ste 2110
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp Med Ctr, Hartford, Ct
Group Practice: Woodland Anesthesiology Associates Pc

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Howard Shaw
(860) 714-7945
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Leonard Lippman
(860) 236-5431
449 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Thomas Grace
(860) 714-4327
1075 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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George Bacall
(860) 278-4141
21 Woodland St
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Gayle Bryna Harris, MD
(860) 714-4000
449 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1996

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Kenneth W Elligers, MD
(860) 409-1540
19 Woodland St Ste 31
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac'L Pedro Henriquez Urena, Esc De Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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