Infertility Clinics Gresham OR

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.

OHSU Fertility Consultants
(503) 418-3700
3303 SW Bond Avenue
Portland, OR
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Oregon Fertility Institute
(503) 292-7734
9370 SW Greenburg Rd, Suite 412
Portland, OR
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Wendy Hall, MD
(503) 657-1071
1508 Division St,
Oregon City, OR
Business
Womens Health Center of Oregon
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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B Edward Yanke, DO
(503) 667-4545
2150 NE Division St Ste 202
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Legacy Mt Hood Med Ctr, Gresham, Or; Providence Portland Med Ctr, Portland, Or; Adventist Med Ctr -Portland, Portland, Or; Providence St Vincent Med Ctr, Portland, Or
Group Practice: Gresham Women's Healthcare

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Anne Meredith Knudsen
(503) 661-0464
24850 Se Stark St
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Oregon Reproductive Medicine
(877) 567-4994
2222 NW Lovejoy Street, Suite 304
Portland, OR
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Linda C Widing, MD
(503) 230-9627
12746 SE Stark St
Portland, OR
Business
East Portland Center for Women
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Anne Meredith Knudsen, MD
24850 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 2000

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Caleb Liem, MD
(503) 667-8111
1217 NE Burnside Rd Bldg D
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1970

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Kelly Annette Carter, MD
24800 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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