Infertility Clinics Colorado Springs CO

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.

Lawrence P O'Connell, MD
2502 E Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1993

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Laura Lacroix Klein
(719) 365-5960
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mary Rachel Laird
(719) 447-8812
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Norman George Cole Jr, MD
(719) 633-2651
1519 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1971

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Peter A Liehr, MD
2960 N Circle Dr Ste 100
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1998

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Eliana V McKee
(719) 632-5700
2502 E Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Sterling W Mc Colgin, MD
(719) 475-5960
1400 E Boulder St Ste 3160
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1977

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Stephanie Martin
(719) 365-5960
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Richard Brusenhan, MD
4020 Palmer Park Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1962

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Michael Lee Berman, MD
(719) 442-6060
1304 N Academy Blvd Ste 201
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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