Chinese Medicine for Fertility Fort Morgan CO

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.

Stephen Edward Godar
(970) 867-4911
231 Prospect Ave
Fort Morgan, CO
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Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Dr.Lois Elliott
(970) 867-3885
931 Lincoln Street
Fort Morgan, CO
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Colorado Plains Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Rocky Mountain Fertility Center
(303) 999-3877
9235 Crown Crest Blvd - Suite 250
Parker, CO
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM)
(303) 788-8300
10290 RidgeGate Circle
Lone Tree, CO
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Arthur S Waldbaum MD
(303) 298-0222
1201 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lyman Blaine Spaulding, MD
(970) 542-0232
231 Prospect St Ste B
Fort Morgan, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1975

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Lois Ann Elliott
(970) 867-3885
1000 Lincoln St.
Ft Morgan, CO
Education
English, Spanish
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Colorado Plains Medical Center, Ft. Morgan, CO

Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine
(970) 493-6353
1080 East Elizabeth Street
Fort Collins, CO
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
(303) 794-0045
271 W County Line Road
Littleton, CO
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Andrew McBride, MD
(303) 837-7682
2005 Franklin St
Denver, CO
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Mountain States Urogynecology
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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