Chinese Medicine for Fertility Baltimore MD

How effective is Chinese medicine alone in helping women get pregnant? That depends on several factors. Your first step should be to see your gynecologist for a few exams. Read on for more information if you want to know more about how to get pregnant with the help of Chinese medicine.

Fertility Center of Maryland
(410) 296-6400
110 West Road, Suite 102
Towson, MD
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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A P Schreiber, MD
(201) 438-2824
301 Saint Paul St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Wien, Med Fak, Wien, Austria (407-26 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1962

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Charles Telfair Canady Jr, MD
(410) 521-3636
301 Street Paul P1 Tower South
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1983

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Robert O Atlas
(410) 332-9192
301 St Paul Place
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Kenneth C Welch, MD
(410) 328-5828
16 S Eutaw St Ste 500
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Scottsdale Healthcare -Shea, Scottsdale, Az

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Frank J Bottiglieri MD
(410) 339-7640
6569 N Charles St
Towson, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Laurie A Pordum, DO
120 Penn St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ny Coll Of Osteo Med Of Ny Inst Of Tech, Old Westbury Ny 11568
Graduation Year: 1999

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Edward S Ahn, MD
(410) 328-6034
22 S Greene St Ste S12D
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Catholic Med Coll, Chongno-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1979

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Yue-Cheng Yang
(410) 338-3016
3100 Wyman Park Drive
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michelle Morganti, MD
200 E 33rd St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1993

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Getting Pregnant Without Fertility Drugs

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By Miki Shima, o.m.d.

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.

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