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.

Maurice Valcarenghi, MD
(530) 343-2024
635 W East Ave
Chico, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Enloe Med Ctr -Esplanade, Chico, Ca

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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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Joseph Horner Warren, MD
(530) 898-0504
1702 Esplanade
Chico, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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Whitney Deaun Dixon, MD
1307 Esplanade # 1
Chico, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1992

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

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Eva Jalkotzy
(530) 891-1917
1469 Humboldt Rd
Chico, CA
Specialty
General Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph T Brooks
(530) 345-5278
1430 Esplanade
Chico, CA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Neda Mahoney
(530) 891-1917
1469 Humboldt Rd
Chico, CA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Homer Casey Heath, MD
(530) 895-8585
376 Rio Lindo Ave
Chico, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Enloe Med Ctr -Cohasset, Chico, Ca; Enloe Med Ctr -Esplanade, Chico, Ca

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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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