Infertility Clinics Libertyville 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.

Fertility Centers of Illinois
(847) 849-1530
3703 W. Lake Avenue, Suite 103
Glenview, IL
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago
(847) 662-1818
30 Tower Court, Suite F
Gurnee, IL
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Lee Adam Blumenfeld, MD
(847) 948-2899
Lincolnshire, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1986

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Joel Burton Greenman, MD
(847) 221-4900
1300 Busch Pkwy
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1965

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Beth Ann Sum, MD
(847) 318-9350
214 McHenry Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1994

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Friberg Medical Associates
(847) 835-3388
385 Park Avenue
Glencoe, IL
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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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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Charles Cormany Bird, MD
(708) 913-9400
135 N Arlington Heights Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1963

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Stephanie Roe Shisler, MD
135 N Arlington Heights Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1996

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Morton L Miller, MD
(772) 220-2043
145 W Dundee Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1946

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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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