Infertility Clinics Oregon City OR

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.

Oregon Fertility Institute
(503) 292-7734
9370 SW Greenburg Rd, Suite 412
Portland, OR
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Oregon Reproductive Medicine
(877) 567-4994
2222 NW Lovejoy Street, Suite 304
Portland, OR
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Linda C Widing, MD
(503) 230-9627
12746 SE Stark St
Portland, OR
Business
East Portland Center for Women
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Michael Nielsen
(503) 657-1071
1508 Division St #205
Oregon City, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Willamette Falls Hospital, Oregon City, Or
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Nancy J Salisbury
(503) 657-1071
1508 Division St
Oregon City, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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OHSU Fertility Consultants
(503) 418-3700
3303 SW Bond Avenue
Portland, OR
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Wendy Hall, MD
(503) 657-1071
1508 Division St,
Oregon City, OR
Business
Womens Health Center of Oregon
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William H Barth, MD
1230 Division St
Oregon City, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1985

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Suzanne Davey Shipman, MD
(503) 657-1071
1508 Division St Ste 20
Oregon City, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1995

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Arthur D Cooper
(503) 657-1071
1508 Division St
Oregon City, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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