Chinese Medicine for Fertility Shelton CT

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.

Dr. Karol J. Chacho
(203) 372-5282
4699 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Brian D Karsif
(203) 924-7756
415 Howe Avenue
Shelton, CT
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
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Bruce Kaplan
(203) 576-5466
2800 Main St
Bridgeport, CT
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Maria C Asis, MD
(203) 562-6741
1435 Chapel St
New Haven, CT
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Asis Medical Associates
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert Alan Zikaras
(203) 332-7113
2456 Park Ave
Bridgeport, CT
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Connecticut Fertility Associates (CFA)
(203) 373-1200
4920 Main Street, Suite 305
Bridgeport, CT
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Steven Cassel
(203) 377-3457
2499 Main St
Stratford, CT
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Charalambos Souvlis
(203) 334-9319
881 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, CT
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Scott Vandervennett
(203) 330-6000
361 Bird St Southwest Community Hlth
Bridgeport, CT
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Mark Laser
(203) 336-9550
3180 Main St Suite 101
Bridgeport, CT
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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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