Chinese Medicine for Fertility Wheat Ridge 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.

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
Business
Mountain States Urogynecology
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sharman Lynn Baybrook, MD
4803 Ward Rd
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1998

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L Dorine Day, MD
(303) 467-4282
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 110
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Denver Health Med Ctr, Denver, Co; St Joseph Hosp, Denver, Co

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Jill N Serrahn
(303) 940-1867
3555 Lutheran Pkwy
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Arthur S Waldbaum MD
(303) 298-0222
1201 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Heather Schoen
(303) 940-1867
3555 Lutheran Pkwy
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sarah Peyton Ellis
(303) 940-1867
3555 Lutheran Pkwy
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mc Arthur O'Neal Hill, MD
(303) 425-8550
8550 W 38th Ave Ste 303
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1968

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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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