Infertility Clinics Madison WI

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.

Wisconsin Fertility Institute
(608) 824-0075
3146 Deming Way
Middleton, WI
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Carol Swanson Cox, MD
1313 Fish Hatchery Rd
Madison, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1997

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Frank R Greer
(608) 262-6561
202 S Park St
Madison, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Erik Jon Wait, MD
(608) 227-4529
20 S Park St
Madison, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1991

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Sabine Droste, MD
(608) 267-6099
202 S Park St
Madison, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1984

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Brenda K Jenkin, MD
(608) 242-6840
4122 E Towne Blvd
Madison, WI
Business
UW Health East Towne Clinic OB/GYN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sarah Ann Van Orman
(608) 890-1696
1552 University Ave
Madison, WI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Kristine Ann Bathke, MD
1313 Fish Hatchery Rd
Madison, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1997

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Jodee R Brandon
(608) 287-2830
20 S Park
Madison, WI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William Seigfried Koller, MD
1313 Fish Hatchery Rd
Madison, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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