Infertility Clinics Loves Park 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.

Kenneth Dale Petersen, MD
(574) 533-0348
7702 N Alpine Rd
Loves Park, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1971

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Lee C Sesslar Johnson, MD
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1999

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Flotillo Bruce Watkins
(815) 654-8000
11475 N 2nd St
Machesney Park, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rakhi Shah
(815) 971-2000
3401 N Perryville Rd
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert W Smith
(815) 484-6300
1235 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lisa Michele Hurt, MD
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Holy Cross Hosp, Chicago, Il

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Timothy J Durkee, MD
(815) 637-6200
6406 Muirfield Ln
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Rockford Mem Hosp, Rockford, Il; St Anthony Med Ctr, Rockford, Il; Swedish American Hosp, Rockford, Il
Group Practice: Rock Valley Womens Health Ctr

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Elaine C Sharp, MD
(618) 242-7486
4227 Garden Ln
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1985

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Bruce A Jasper
(815) 637-6200
6861 Villagreen Vw
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jodi L Holbrook
(815) 484-6300
1235 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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