Infertility Clinics Battle Creek MI

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.

Carolyn Downs Hoekstra
(269) 969-6216
363 Fremont St
Battle Creek, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rodney H Allen, MD
(616) 962-7712
227 Emmett St E
Battle Creek, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1988

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Timothy Charles Hoekstra
(269) 969-6216
363 Fremont St
Battle Creek, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bradley David Campbell, MD
(269) 969-6177
Battle Creek, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1991

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Rachel Donaldson Yankama, MD
(269) 969-6115
601 S Shore Dr Unit 224
Battle Creek, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1983

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Carolyn Wright Hoekstra, MD
(269) 964-9408
363 Fremont St
Battle Creek, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1976

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Kari Rose Formsma
(269) 969-8881
244 North Ave
Battle Creek, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rebecca Hathaway Allen, MD
(616) 962-7712
227 Emmett St E
Battle Creek, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 2001

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Derrick Thomas Britt, MD
(269) 969-6080
265 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1977

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Clayton E Whetmore, DO
(610) 398-1177
101 N 20th St
Battle Creek, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1960

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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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