Infertility Clinics Burke VA

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.

Genetics and IVF Institute
(703) 698-7355
3015 Williams Drive, Suite 203
Fairfax, VA
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Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
(703) 437-7722
11150 Sunset Hills Rd, Suite 100
Reston, VA
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Boston IVF
(888) 300-2483
130 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
Services and Treatments Available
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Shaukat Jahan MD
(703) 421-4050
21495 Ridgetop Cir
Sterling, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Walter James Hodges Jr, MD
(703) 385-2015
9004 Crownwood Ct
Burke, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1989

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The Muasher Center for Fertility and IVF
(703) 542-3610
8501 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA
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George Washington Univ Fertility Center
(202) 741-2520
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 10-410
Washington, DC
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Lewis R Townsend, MD
(301) 897-9817
10215 Fernwood Rd
Bethesda,, MD
Business
Contemporary Womens Health Care Associates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Janice Emery, MD
(703) 385-2015
9004 Crownwood Ct
Burke, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1975

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Robert J Bettini
(703) 978-5440
9004 Crownwood Ct
Burke, VA
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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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