Infertility Clinics Grandville MI

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.

The Fertility Center - Michigan
(616) 988-2229
3230 Eagle Park Drive NE - Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Jack Edgren Weigle, MD
(616) 534-8135
3100 Ivanrest Ave SW
Grandville, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Dutch
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mi

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Trisha Linnae Zylstra, MD
Grandville, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 2002

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Gerald Danl Hautman, MD
(248) 828-9349
1586 44th St SW
Wyoming, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1990

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Alaa E Salhadar
(616) 252-8300
2215 44th St Sw
Wyoming, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Richard Alan Switzer
(616) 531-6040
4166 56th Sw
Grandville, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Ivan Dale Carroll
(616) 988-0980
4475 Wilson Ave Sw
Grandville, MI
Specialty
General Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jane Jahanara Jawahir, MD
(616) 249-9596
3181 Prairie St SW
Grandville, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Fatima Jinnah Med Coll For Women, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Health Services, Grand Rapids, Mi; Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mi

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Jennifer Gay Hemingway, DO
2215 44th Street South West South
Wyoming, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dwayne L Cook
(616) 243-5707
1200 56th St Sw
Wyoming, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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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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