Infertility Clinics Chesterfield MO

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.

The Infertility Center of Saint Louis
(314) 576-1400
224 S. Woods Mill Road, Suite 730
St. Louis, MO
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Carolyn M Martin
(314) 469-3990
226 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Paul George LaPoint
(314) 576-9797
224 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Haifaa Tawifiq Younis, MD
6125 Clayton Avenue
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Baghdad, Coll Of Med, Baghdad, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1984

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Mary T Grimm
(314) 878-7333
226 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stacey L Clancy, MD
(314) 965-6033
10345 Watson Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Probst & Behm Ob/Gyn Services
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Theodore M Meiners, MD
(314) 576-0930
226 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 68W
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1948

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Jorge A Pineda
(314) 205-6730
226 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Kevin Bradley Schaberg, MD
(314) 993-2628
224 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 750S
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1966

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Jorge A Pineda Montes, MD
(314) 205-6730
226 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 64W
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac'L Auto De Honduras, Fac De Cien Med, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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