Infertility Clinics Boston MA

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.

Cardone Reproductive Medicine & Infertility
(781) 438-9600
2 Main St. (Route 28), Suite 150
Stoneham, MA
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Kara A Pitt, MD
(508) 941-6444
650 Centre St
Brockton, MA
Business
Womens Health Affiliates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Edwin Charles Huang
(617) 724-2229
55 Fruit Street Y A W 4
Boston, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Brendan Cargill Carroll, MD
(617) 369-1968
65 Saint Botolph St Apt 2
Boston, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jennifer Erin Bashant
(617) 636-0265
750 Washington Street
Boston, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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RSC New England
(800) 858-4832
One Forbes Road
Lexington, MA
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Ronald Edward Iverson
(617) 414-4893
850 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Linda Kleeman
(617) 636-4265
750 Washington St
Boston, MA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Alicia Wasserman
(617) 636-0265
750 Washington Street
Boston, MA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Erin Elizabeth Tracy
(617) 724-6850
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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