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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Dr.Carl Hays
(319) 752-4541
1223 S Gear Ave # 208
West Burlington, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Great River Med Ctr, W Burlington, Ia
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Noelle C Bowdler
(319) 356-8353
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Michael McCoy
(319) 752-4541
1223 S Gear Ave # 208
West Burlington, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Paul B Nieves, DO
(641) 792-2112
300 N 4th Ave E Ste 200
Newton, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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James Michael Downard, MD
(515) 239-4414
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1988

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William Harris Burke, MD
(203) 372-4515
1221 Pleasant St Ste 400
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1945

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Melinda Paige Goldstein, MD
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr.Mark Potter
(712) 329-5700
201 Ridge St # 307
Council Bluffs, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 4, 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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