Chinese Medicine for Fertility Milledgeville GA

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.

Cheryl Benita Wingate, MD
(478) 453-7083
750 N Cobb St
Milledgeville, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Oconee Reg Med Ctr, Milledgeville, Ga; Central State Hosp, Milledgeville, Ga

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Suzanne Jeanette Palmer, MD
(478) 453-8511
750 N Cobb St
Milledgeville, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Oconee Reg Med Ctr, Milledgeville, Ga
Group Practice: Milledgeville Ob-Gyn Assoc

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David Cardoso, MD
750 N Cobb St
Milledgeville, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Colombia, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1956

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Suzanne Jeanette Palmer
(478) 453-8511
750 N Cobb St
Milledgeville, GA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Samuel Melvin Goodrich, MD
(478) 453-8511
750 N Cobb St
Milledgeville, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Oconee Reg Med Ctr, Milledgeville, Ga
Group Practice: Milledgeville Ob-Gyn Assoc

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Erlinda L Valdecanas, MD
(478) 452-1815
Regional Psych Divisin,
Milledgeville, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1962

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Douglas G Harrison
(478) 452-8200
530 W Thomas St Ste B
Milledgeville, GA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Erlinda Valdecanas
(478) 445-4128
620 Broad St
Milledgeville, GA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Johann Ray Manning, MD
(706) 485-6542
Milledgeville, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1959

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Marisol San Inocencio
(478) 453-8100
1001 Fernwood Dr
Milledgeville, GA
Specialty
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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