Infertility Clinics Kankakee IL

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.

Patricia Joanne Podach, MD
(815) 932-7474
375 N Wall St
Kankakee, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Riverside Med Ctr, Kankakee, Il; Provena St Marys Hosp, Kankakee, Il
Group Practice: Westwood Ob Gyn Ltd

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Felix Fouad El Daief, MD
(815) 939-8011
Kankakee, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1964

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Karen Arnell Sanders
(815) 932-7474
375 N Wall St
Kankakee, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Karen Arnell Sanders, MD
(815) 932-7474
500 N Wall St Ste 400
Kankakee, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1995

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Renuka J Ramakrishna, MD
(815) 933-2231
400 N Wall St
Kankakee, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Riverside Med Ctr, Kankakee, Il; Provena St Marys Hosp, Kankakee, Il
Group Practice: Riverview Obgym

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James A Goldenstein, MD FACS
(815) 939-1198
1410 Westwood Rd
Kankakee, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Illinois(chicago)
Graduation Year: 1956

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Gerald Kenneth Fleer, MD
(636) 926-0404
555 W Court St
Kankakee, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1989

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Valerie Marie Goldfain
(815) 932-7474
375 N Wall St
Kankakee, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Degaulle Haile
(815) 933-4510
375 N Wall St # P630
Kankakee, IL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Degaulle Haile, MD
375 N Wall St
Kankakee, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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