Infertility Clinics Munster IN

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.

Edward Stephen Alt, MD
(563) 589-9700
9201 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1970

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Patricia M McDevitt, MD
(219) 836-0606
929 Ridge Rd
Munster, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1985

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Vida McGhee Lewis, MD
(773) 947-7752
801 Macarthur Blvd
Munster, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1996

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Richard Clark Good, MD
(413) 572-5165
9800 Valparaiso Dr
Munster, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1992

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Vimala Ramakrishnan, MD
(219) 924-3689
Munster, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1956

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Deepak M Majmudar
(219) 836-7214
7905 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ismail Abbasi
(219) 836-2022
901 Macarthur Blvd
Munster, IN
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Pedro Bukata, MD
(219) 836-5040
801 Macarthur Blvd
Munster, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Cordoba, Fac De Cien Med, Cordoba, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Community Hosp, Munster, In

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Suman P Veeragandham, MD
9307 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1993

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Sesinando A Gonzales, MD
(219) 922-3600
Munster, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1956

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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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