Infertility Clinics Lake Villa 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.

Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago
(847) 662-1818
30 Tower Court, Suite F
Gurnee, IL
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Ralph G Frank, DO
(847) 740-0892
2 E Rollins Rd Ste 204
Round Lake Beach, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert Bruce Rosenberg
(847) 548-9999
1170 E Belvidere Rd
Grayslake, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dorina S Scaunas, MD
(847) 825-7030
15 Commerce Dr
Grayslake, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1990

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Sudevi Pankaj Thaker, MD
(847) 548-2300
100 N Atkinson Rd
Grayslake, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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Tanner Colegrove, MD
(847) 234-9110
900 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL
Business
Lake Forest Office of Westmoreland OB/GYN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jacqueline Mary Sieros, MD
(847) 692-9234
15 Commerce Dr
Grayslake, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jason Lynn Johnson, MD
(801) 322-1214
1170 E Belvidere Rd
Grayslake, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Salt Lake Reg Med Ctr, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic

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Joseph Capezio, MD
15 Commerce Dr
Grayslake, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Lutheran Gen Hosp, Park Ridge, Il
Group Practice: Drs Berman Capezio Libretti

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Kristin Anne Dolling, MD
(847) 692-9234
1475 E Belvidere Rd
Grayslake, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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