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.

Sidney David Rubinow, DO
(719) 597-1300
2121 Academy Cir Ste 100
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1972

Data Provided by:
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

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

Data Provided by:
Marian Hullman Ascarelli, MD
(719) 365-5960
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1978

Data Provided by:
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

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

Data Provided by:
Robert William Naef III, MD
(719) 365-5960
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1987

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

Data Provided by:
Susan F Townsend
(719) 447-8812
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Data Provided by:
Patricia Marie Hagan
(719) 447-8812
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Questions about Infertility

Provided by: 

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.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...