Infertility Clinics Gibsonia 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.

Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny Health System
(866) 305-6637
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Services and Treatments Available
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Paul D Tippet, MD
(724) 933-3310
3000 Stonewood Dr
Wexford, PA
Business
Center For Fertility & Gynecology
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert Warner, MD
(412) 572-6127
1050 Bower Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
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South Hills Ob/Gyn Associates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Christine Cook Manges, MD
(724) 933-6200
5375 William Flynn Hwy
Gibsonia, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ingrid Wecht
(412) 486-3181
3402 William Flynn Hwy
Allison Park, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robin McGuire, MD
(412) 486-3181
3402 Rte 8
Allison Park, PA
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Pittsburgh Gyn/Ob Inc
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Maryanne Hugo, MD
(412) 621-7575
3380 Blvd of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA
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Ob/Gyn Associates of Pittsburgh
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Eugene A Scioscia Jr, MD
(412) 322-4545
502 Applehill Ct
Gibsonia, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: Allegheny Gen Hosp, Pittsburgh, Pa; Mercy Providence Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa

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Dr.Mark Mallinger
(412) 641-6476
5375 William Flynn Highway
Gibsonia, PA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jennifer Dintini
(412) 486-3181
3402 William Flynn Hwy
Allison Park, PA
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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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