Infertility Clinics Pelham AL

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.

Alabama Fertility Specialists
(205) 874-0000
2700 Highway 280, Suite 370 East
Birmingham, AL
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Earl Malcolm Simmons
(205) 664-9995
1010 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Jacqueline Hancock
(205) 934-4011
1010 1st St N # 350
Alabaster, AL
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jon Michael Adcock, MD
224 1 Street North South
Alabaster, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1995

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Ashley J Duke
(205) 664-9995
1010 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert Jon Snyder, MD
(253) 874-2227
2508 Us 31 South
Pelham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1980

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George Mathew Zaharias, MD
(205) 664-9995
1004 1st Street North South
Alabaster, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1990

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Anna Marie White, MD
1010 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1999

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James L Head
(205) 664-9995
1010 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jacqueline P Hancock
(205) 664-9995
1010 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
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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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