Infertility Clinics Hampton VA

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 for Reproductive Medicine
(757) 446-7100
601 Colley Avenue
Norfolk, VA
Services and Treatments Available
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Elliott W Lucas Jr, MD
(757) 826-1945
1006 Settlers Landing Rd Ste G
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1983

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Walter Robert Scott Curtis
(757) 722-7401
4000 Coliseum Dr
Hampton, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Charles Ambrose Rend
(757) 727-1172
3130 Victoria Blvd
Hampton, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Leroy Emmanuel Stiff, MD
2 Sutton Pl
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Sentara Hampton General Hosp, Hampton, Va

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Kenny Kwangson Choi, MD
352 Level Green Ct
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 2001

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Diane M Mrava
(757) 722-7401
4000 Coliseum Dr
Hampton, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Naim A Balta, MD FACS
(757) 838-8017
14 Hodges Dr
Hampton, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Istanbul
Graduation Year: 1952

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Kemper Davis Sarrett, MD
(757) 722-7401
3116 Victoria Blvd Ste 204
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1956

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Robert Hill
(757) 838-7277
2115 Executive Dr
Hampton, VA
Specialty
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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