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

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John Vincent McInerney
(708) 923-1919
11824 Southwest Hwy
Palos Heights, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kimberly Anne Mullin
(708) 361-2400
7800 W College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Basil George Chronis, MD
(708) 361-4211
12211 S Harlem Ave
Palos Heights, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Greek
Education
Medical School: Univ Athens, Fac Med, Sch Of Hlth Sci, Nat'L & Kapodistrian, Athens
Graduation Year: 1952
Hospital
Hospital: Palos Comm Hosp, Palos Heights, Il
Group Practice: Hygeia Medical Group

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Robert F Lindgren
(708) 923-7900
12255 S 80th Ave
Palos Heights, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jennifer Marissa Chan, MD
(312) 413-8282
833 South Wood Street Rm 164 MC 886
Palos Heights, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1997

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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

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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

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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

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George Basil Chronis, MD
(708) 361-4211
12211 S Harlem Ave
Palos Heights, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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