Infertility Clinics Mchenry 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
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Leonard G Hering
(815) 344-3900
4309 W Medical Center Dr
Mchenry, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Shannon Watley
(815) 477-2310
4309 W Medical Center Dr #a201
Mchenry, IL
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F
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Ratna R Srinivas
(815) 344-4499
3922 Mercy Dr
Mchenry, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Neelam R Gandhi
(815) 477-0300
260 E Congress Pkwy
Crystal Lake, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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George Lane Stankevych
(815) 344-1611
4119 W Shamrock Ln
Mchenry, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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George Lane Stankevych, MD
(815) 344-1611
4119 W Shamrock Ln
McHenry, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: Northern Illinois Med Ctr, McHenry, Il; Memorial Med Ctr, Woodstock, Il

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Ratna R Srinivas, MD
(815) 344-4778
4309 W Medical Center Dr Ste B3
McHenry, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Patna Med Coll, Patna Univ, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1963

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Boon Ruang Charoenying, MD
(847) 587-3015
214 Washington St
Ingleside, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1966

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Yvonne Michelle Karney, MD
(815) 477-1555
350 E Congress Pkwy Unit EAST
Crystal Lake, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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