Infertility Clinics Indianapolis IN

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.

Family Beginnings
(317) 865-0411
5128 E. Stop 11 Rd - Suite 38
Indianapolis, IN
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Richard S Hansell
(317) 274-1661
550 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Nina L Park
(317) 630-6711
1001 W 10th St
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John William Stutsman, MD
(423) 247-2252
1001 W 10th St
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991

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Patrick Alan Nosti
(317) 222-1027
550 University Blvd Rm 2440
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Midwest Fertility Specialists
(317) 571-1637
12188-A North Meridian, Suite 250
Carmel, IN
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Hiral Ramesh Warner, MD
(317) 278-0993
550 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1998

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Gregory James Raff, MD
(317) 251-6121
550 University Blvd Rm 2440
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1996

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Richard L Schreiner
(317) 274-1201
702 Barnhill Dr
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Lillie-Mae M Padilla, MD
(317) 274-8231
550 N University Blvd Uh 2041
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Languages
Tagalog
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1968
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Hospital: Indiana Univ Med Ctr, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: Iu Medical Grp Specialty Care Indiana University; Indiana University Medical Grp Health Care Office; University Ob Gyn Inc

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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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