Infertility Clinics Collegeville PA

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 Science Inst - Suburban Philadelphia
(610) 981-6000
945 Chesterbrook Blvd.
Chesterbrook, PA
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Cooper Center for IVF
(215) 635-4400
7447 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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James Samuel Kolter
(610) 454-7787
599 Arcola Rd
Collegeville, PA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Stephen Kolter, MD
(610) 983-3700
599 Arcola Rd
Collegeville, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Paoli Mem Hosp, Paoli, Pa; Phoenixville Hospital -Ambula, Phoenixville, Pa
Group Practice: Gvh Hospital Medical Services At Paoli Memorial Hospital; Great Valley Health Dba Main Line Ob Gyn Assoc Pc; Main Line Ob Gyn Associates; Upper Provide

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Johannes Jones, MD
(718) 250-6930
Worcester, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Fac Of Med (352-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1970

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Main Line Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
(610) 527-0800
130 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 1000
Bryn Mawr, PA
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Lawrence S Borow MD
(610) 668-1170
146 Montgomery Ave
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Richard Edward Buller, MD
(610) 917-6647
1250 S Collegeville Rd
Collegeville, PA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: U Of Iowa Hosp & Clinics, Iowa City, Ia
Group Practice: University Of Iowa Hospitals

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Elizabeth E Temple, MD
700 W Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1991

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Garo Megerian
(484) 831-0200
450 Cresson Blvd
Oaks, PA
Specialty
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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