Infertility Clinics Oak Forest 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.

Sun Chul Kim
(708) 687-7373
5320 159th St
Oak Forest, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
William Allan Graber Jr, MD
(708) 923-7900
12255 S 80th Ave Ste 205
Palos Heights, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1974

Data Provided by:
Donna Elise Pratt, MD
(773) 764-0500
Midwest Fertility Center
Palos Heights, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1974

Data Provided by:
Seth Garrett Levrant, MD
(708) 524-0730
16345 Harlem Ave
Tinley Park, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided by:
William A Graber
(708) 923-7900
12255 S 80th Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Robert Fulton Lindgren, MD
(708) 923-7900
12255 S 80th Ave
Palos Heights, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1978

Data Provided by:
Chen Chii Wang, MD
(773) 873-3434
Palos Heights, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: China Med Coll, Taichung, Taiwan (385-05 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided by:
William James Farrell, MD
(708) 361-0600
7600 W College Dr Ste 3
Palos Heights, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Lakeland Med Ctr, New Orleans, La
Group Practice: Lakeland Obstetrics

Data Provided by:
Ericka White Searles, MD
Country Club Hills, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 2002

Data Provided by:
Barbara Soltes, MD
(312) 563-9389
6600 W College Dr
Palos Heights, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Noreste, Esc De Med, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Christ Hosp And Med Ctr, Oak Lawn, Il; Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Med, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Center For Womans Care

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Questions about Infertility

Provided by: 

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.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...