IVF Madison WI

Local resource for infertility in Madison. 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.

Wisconsin Fertility Institute
(608) 824-0075
3146 Deming Way
Middleton, WI
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Alyce Fae Sherbenou, MD
Madison, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 2000

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William Seigfried Koller, MD
1313 Fish Hatchery Rd
Madison, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.Gary Waters
(608) 252-8000
1313 Fish Hatchery Rd # 2B
Madison, WI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Dean Clinic
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Barbara J OConnell
(608) 267-5433
20 S Park St
Madison, WI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Brenda K Jenkin, MD
(608) 242-6840
4122 E Towne Blvd
Madison, WI
Business
UW Health East Towne Clinic OB/GYN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Karen Wiringa
(608) 251-6100
707 S Mills St
Madison, WI
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Data Provided by:
Linda Renee Neidhart, MD
(608) 252-7775
1313 Fish Hatchery Rd Ste 2B
Madison, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1996

Data Provided by:
Erik Jon Wait, MD
(608) 227-4529
20 S Park St
Madison, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1991

Data Provided by:
Katharina S Stewart
(608) 417-6667
202 S Park St
Madison, WI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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