Infertility Clinics Minnetonka MN

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.

Center for Reproductive Medicine - Minnesota
(612) 863-5390
2828 Chicago Ave, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Catharine Davis Reed
(952) 401-8300
17705 Hutchins Dr
Minnetonka, MN
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Lynn A Hagedorn, MD
(952) 993-4500
15111 Twelve Oaks Center Dr
Minnetonka, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1982

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Melissa Ann Quast, MD
Hopkins, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 2002

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Caryn A Zembrosky, MD
(763) 551-1850
12700 Myrtle Cir
Minnetonka, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1983

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Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
(763) 494-7700
12000 Elm Creek Boulevard North, Suite 350
Maple Grove, MN
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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John Douglas Paulson, MD
(757) 875-7891
6060 Clearwater Dr
Hopkins, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1971

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Eric Locher
(952) 993-4500
15111 Twelve Oaks Center Dr
Minnetonka, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kathryn Babich
(952) 993-4500
15111 Twelve Oaks Center Dr
Minnetonka, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Eric Wolfram Locher, MD
(952) 993-3123
15111 Twelve Oaks Center Dr
Hopkins, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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