Infertility Clinics Fort Myers FL

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.

Richard A Boothby
(239) 334-6626
2780 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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F Joseph Kelly II, MD
(205) 934-4986
2780 Cleveland Ave Ste 717
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1994

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James Woods Orr Jr, MD
(239) 334-6626
2780 Cleveland Ave Ste 717
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Sarasota Mem Hosp, Sarasota, Fl
Group Practice: Florida Gynecologic Oncology

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Robert Eliot Barden, MD
(813) 293-1191
2232 Grand Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1970

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Debra Skinner
(239) 343-9790
1555 Matthew Dr
Fort Myers, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lawrence Jay Goldman, MD
(239) 939-2123
12601 World Plaza Ln Ste 1
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1971

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Katherine Warner Kent, MD
(919) 684-8111
2232 Grand Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1998

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Leah Terese Myers, MD
1569 Matthew Dr
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1961

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Norris Michael Allen
(239) 334-4234
2232 Grand Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Specialty
General Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Craig Richard Sweet, MD
(239) 275-8118
12611 World Plaza Ln
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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