Infertility Clinics Chico CA

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.

Russell Jeffrey Chang, MD
(530) 898-0504
1720 Esplanade
Chico, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dale W Ritter, MD
(716) 893-4043
975 East Ave
Chico, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1946

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Mark Gerard Schwabe, MD
(530) 342-0595
631 W East Ave
Chico, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1982

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Scott Matthew Schneider, MD
(704) 384-1344
135 Mission Ranch Blvd
Chico, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1990

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Raleigh Joe Unterseher, MD
(530) 332-9288
1046 Mangrove Ave Ste A
Chico, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1985

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Scott Duane Mellum, MD
(530) 899-8088
670 Rio Lindo Ave
Chico, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1991

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Steven Craig Lazaro, MD
(530) 895-0423
1665 Esplanade
Chico, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1976

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Maurice Valcarenghi
(530) 343-2024
635 W East Ave
Chico, CA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Leslie Jeanne Ballard
(530) 332-9288
1315 Esplanade
Chico, CA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Yolanda Silva Westcott, MD
366 Rio Lindo Ave
Chico, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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