Infertility Clinics Clarendon Hills IL

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.

Reproductive Medicine Institute (RMI)
(847) 869-7777
233 East Erie Street - Suite 307
Chicago, IL
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Dawn McGee, MD
(312) 726-3917
30 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
Business
Association for Womens Health Care
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kimberly J Napolitano
(630) 920-2229
908 N Elm St
Hinsdale, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael Edward Bercek, MD
(630) 920-2229
908 N Elm St
Hinsdale, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979
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Hospital: Hinsdale Hosp, Hinsdale, Il
Group Practice: Womens Hlth Care Of Hinsdale

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Russell Martin Kubycheck, MD
(312) 347-3434
908 N Elm St
Hinsdale, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1975

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Joseph P Martin, MD
(630) 893-8585
2940 Rolling Ridge Rd
Naperville, IL
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DuPage Medical Group OB/GYN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John David Wheeler II, MD
(256) 533-7420
908 N Elm St
Hinsdale, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1992
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Hospital: Huntsville Hosp-West, Huntsville, Al
Group Practice: Clinic For Women

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Susan Murrey, MD
(630) 654-2229
908 N Elm St
Hinsdale, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1994

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Anthony Joseph Bell
(847) 991-0440
120 N Oak
Hinsdale, IL
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Prabhavathi G Nama, MD
(312) 226-5924
Westmont, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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