Infertility Clinics New Ulm 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.

Marc James Burkhart, MD
(507) 233-1571
PO Box 577
New Ulm, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Madelia Community Hospital, Madelia, Mn; New Ulm Med Ctr, New Ulm, Mn
Group Practice: Physicians Group Of New Ulm Ltd

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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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Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Assc - Minn
(651) 222-6050
2101 Woodwinds Drive, Suite 100
Woodbury, MN
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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William Arthur Block
(612) 863-4502
800 E 28th St
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Andrew Isaac Engel, MD
(301) 618-5500
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Holy Cross Hospital Of Silver, Silver Spring, Md
Group Practice: Kaiser Permanente Health Care

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Byron Douglas Gatlin, MD
(907) 353-5253
PO Box 667
New Ulm, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1992

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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
Internet Health Resources

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Jerald Michael Barnard, MD
(651) 221-8974
8360 City Centre Dr
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1983

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Susan Benfield
(651) 222-1816
153 Cesar Chavez St
Saint Paul, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joshua Franklin Nitsche
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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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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