IVF Little Rock AR

Local resource for infertility in Little Rock. 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.

Arkansas Fertility & Gynecology Associates
(877) 801-5353
9101 Kanis Road, Suite 300
Little Rock, AR
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

Data Provided by:
Cynthia Neal Frazier, MD
(501) 663-5055
500 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided by:
Michael Glenn Cope
(501) 664-4131
500 South University
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Tracy Eden Kidd, MD
(501) 224-5500
1 Lile Ct Ste 200
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1996

Data Provided by:
Gaylon Lyn Brunson, MD
501 N University Ave
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1981

Data Provided by:
Cindy Ann Hubach, MD
(501) 227-5885
9601 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1992

Data Provided by:
Rosa E Seguin
(501) 224-6699
9500 Kanis Rd
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Stephen M Chatelain, MD
(501) 217-8467
9501 Lile Dr Ste 810
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Arkansas Perinatal Svc

Data Provided by:
Dr.Stephen Chatelain
(501) 217-8467
9501 Lile Dr # 810
Little Rock, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Baptist Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Janet Riley Cathey
(501) 221-9700
9501 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Infertility

Provided by: 

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.

Q: Are there a...

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...