Infertility Clinics East Chicago IN

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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Kimberly D Arthur
(219) 397-2008
3924 Main Street
East Chicago, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Queen A Marsh
(219) 397-1196
100 W Chicago Ave
East Chicago, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kimberly Doris Arthur, MD
(219) 397-2008
3924 Main St # 26
East Chicago, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1982

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Deepika Kakkera
(219) 932-2300
5454 Hohman Ave
Hammond, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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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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Michael P Hu
(219) 397-1196
100 W Chicago Ave
East Chicago, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rosita Liwanag Javate, MD
(219) 398-1881
720 W Chicago Ave
East Chicago, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1964

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Lisa Daniel, MD
3924 26 Main Street South
East Chicago, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 2000

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Emmanuel Osaigbovo Ojomo, MD
(219) 933-2229
5454 S Hohman Ave
Hammond, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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