Chinese Medicine for Fertility Council Bluffs IA

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.

Meryl Alton Severson II, MD
(712) 322-6650
1604 2nd Ave
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.Mark Potter
(712) 329-5700
201 Ridge St # 307
Council Bluffs, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Madhuri Gangasani Reddy, MD
800 Mercy Dr
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1998

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Bobby Sico Tolosa, MD
(712) 328-1801
800 Mercy Dr
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1994

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Norman E Ferrer, MD
201 Ridge St
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med, Bayamon Pr 00621
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Jorge Sotolongo
(712) 323-9250
201 Ridge St # 307
Council Bluffs, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

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Dr.Jorge Garcia-Padial
(712) 329-5700
201 Ridge St # 307
Council Bluffs, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Lylia M Fahmy
(712) 329-5700
201 Ridge St
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bobby Tolosa
(712) 388-2670
800 Mercy Dr
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jodanne Woodbeck Hedrick, DO
(712) 328-1827
201 Ridge Rd N
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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