Infertility Clinics Mount Prospect 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
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Reproductive Medicine Institute (RMI)
(847) 869-7777
233 East Erie Street - Suite 307
Chicago, IL
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Lloyd G Scheffel, MD FACS
1404 Apple Ct Apt B
Mt Prospect, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple
Graduation Year: 1944

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Marilyn Louise Mitchell, MD
(847) 221-4600
221 W Prospect Ave
Mount Prospect, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Comm Hosp, Arlington Hts, Il
Group Practice: Womancare Pc

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Ping-Wen Kuohung, MD
(847) 392-8777
250 W Kensington Rd Ste 3A
Mount Prospect, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Coll Of Med Natl Taiwan Univ, Taipei, Taiwan (244-02 Eff 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1959

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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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Papa Win De La Cruz, MD
Mount Prospect, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1999

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Yvonne N Ankrah
(847) 221-4800
221 W Prospect Ave
Mt Prospect, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Pedro Ramon Camara, MD
(847) 221-4600
221 W Prospect Ave
Mount Prospect, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Comm Hosp, Arlington Hts, Il
Group Practice: Womancare Pc

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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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