Infertility Clinics Hatfield 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.

Reproductive Science Inst - Suburban Philadelphia
(610) 981-6000
945 Chesterbrook Blvd.
Chesterbrook, PA
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Cooper Center for IVF
(215) 635-4400
7447 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA
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Kathryn Marie Saponaro, DO
902 N Broad St
Lansdale, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
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Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1981

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Thomas John Shields, MD
(215) 368-1950
902 N Broad St
Lansdale, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1967

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William Fitzhugh Lee, MD
(501) 623-6455
826 N Broad St
Lansdale, PA
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1997

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Main Line Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
(610) 527-0800
130 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 1000
Bryn Mawr, PA
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Lawrence S Borow MD
(610) 668-1170
146 Montgomery Ave
Bala Cynwyd, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael J Jochnowitz, MD
(215) 362-6925
125 Heartwood Dr
Lansdale, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1966

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Robert James Filosa, MD
(215) 368-1905
902 N Broad St
Lansdale, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1968

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Mary T Greybush, DO
(215) 368-1905
902 N Broad St
Lansdale, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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