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
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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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Christina A Rabo
(319) 372-7992
5409 Avenue O
Ft Madison, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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DeBorah J Herchelroath
(641) 422-5115
1010 4th St Sw
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Kevin W. Hamburger
(712) 252-0501
1000 Jackson Street
Sioux City, IA
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Ekhard E Ziegler
(319) 356-2836
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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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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Susan R Johnson
(319) 335-3210
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Curtis Elliott Page
(563) 557-5959
1500 Delhi St
Dubuque, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Eugene Lee Kerns, MD
(563) 355-1853
2745 Lincoln Way
Clinton, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.Barbara Beatty
(515) 243-8842
1212 Pleasant St # 405
Des Moines, IA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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