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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Alice Grace Mark, MD
17A Chestnut St # 3
Boston, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1999

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

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Hasene Kasaroglu
(617) 636-5000
750 Washington St
Boston, MA
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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RSC New England
(800) 858-4832
One Forbes Road
Lexington, MA
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Patricia Klenke Aronson, MD
(781) 326-1647
750 Washington St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1983

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Lori R Berkowitz
(617) 726-7635
55 Fruit Street Yaw 4
Boston, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Laurie F Konowitz
(617) 636-5000
750 Washington St
Boston, MA
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Benjamin Eleonu
(617) 414-4893
850 Harrison Ave
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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