Infertility Clinics Alexandria LA

Is there any diet that will help you get pregnant? Diet definitely plays a role in fertility. One of the most important things you can do to increase your chances of conceiving is to up your intake of omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Benjamin Ray Spruill, MD
(318) 487-1289
501 Medical Center Dr Ste 200
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1978

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Vincent Vincent III, MD
(318) 448-3210
3335 Prescott Rd
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1964

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Haissam Nofal Bouz, MD
(318) 448-8517
3311 Prescott Rd
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1971

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Joel Christopher Hall
(318) 487-1289
501 Medical Center Dr
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Thomas W C Robinson, MD
(334) 673-3633
1420 Peterman Dr
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Flowers Hosp, Dothan, Al; Southeast Alabama Med Ctr, Dothan, Al
Group Practice: Women's Medical Ctr

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Gordon Sewell Bowers
(318) 443-6336
501 Medical Center Drive
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Eugenia V Jacobs, MD
(318) 473-0706
907 Brooks Blvd Apt A
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1997

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John Joseph Naponick, MD
(318) 487-5261
5604 Coliseum Blvd # B
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Preventive Medicine, Public Health And General Preventive Medecine, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1973

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William D Long, MD
3335 Prescott Rd
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.Glenn R. Aucoin
(318) 443-7222
3311 Prescott Rd # 410
Alexandria, LA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Christus St. Francis Cabrini
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Questions about Infertility

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By Miki Shima, o.m.d.

Q: Are there any changes I can make to my diet, or any herbs I can take, that will help me get pregnant?

A: Diet definitely plays a role in fertility. One of the most important things you can do to increase your chances of conceiving is to up your intake of omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Although fish is often touted as a good source of essential fatty acids, I advise women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant to stay away from those that contain high levels of mercury, such as swordfish and tuna. I would even avoid some species that are generally considered a low mercury risk, such as halibut and salmon, since they are relatively long-lived and have plenty of time to accumulate mercury. In the same vein, make sure that any fish oil supplements you take are molecularly distilled or steam-stripped, which means they have had the mercury and arsenic removed.

Flaxseed is also an excellent way to get omega-3s. Buy ground flaxseed and sprinkle a couple of tablespoons on your breakfast cereal every day.

As for herbs, an herbalist or acupuncturist can customize them to your individual constitution and to the phases of your menstrual cycle. If you prescribe them for yourself, you could wind up with some unwanted effects, such as extra estrogen production at times in your cycle when it should be decreasing.

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