Infertility Clinics Oskaloosa IA

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.

Dr.Max Lungren
(515) 263-2600
410 North 12th Street #100
Oskaloosa, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Eduardo L Ricaurte
(563) 355-9996
4480 Utica Ridge Rd
Bettendorf, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Kimberly Versteeg
(319) 352-4074
432 King Drive
Waterloo, IA
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Waverly Health Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.JENNIFER GABEL
(515) 263-9107
12339 Stratford Drive
Clive, IA
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Robert Mortson Kretzschmar, MD
(319) 351-7782
373 Scott Ct
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1957

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Larry L Mc Cullough, MD
(301) 445-0535
410 N 12th St
Oskaloosa, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1989

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Colleen Marie Kennedy, MD
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1995

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Enrique R Bedia
(515) 241-2200
6000 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Albert Jos Mintzer, MD
(515) 288-3287
945 19th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1956

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Andrea Lynn Fick
(319) 356-3605
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
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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