Infertility Clinics Portage MI

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.

Scott Piereson
(269) 321-7080
7895 Currier Dr
Portage, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Roger Perry Smith, MD
(816) 218-2500
3300 W Centre Ave
Portage, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Truman Med Ctr -West, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: University Physicians Associates

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George G Bruzza
(269) 321-7080
7895 Currier Dr
Portage, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Steven Michael Trillet, MD
(269) 327-2211
3300 W Centre Ave
Portage, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1992

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Kirsten Johantgen
(269) 321-7080
7895 Currier Dr
Portage, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Janice Louise Werbinski, MD
(269) 321-7080
7895 Currier Dr
Portage, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Borgess Med Ctr, Kalamazoo, Mi; Bronson Methodist Hosp, Kalamazoo, Mi
Group Practice: Borgess Womens Health

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Sadananda C M Goud, MD
(269) 321-7000
7895 Currier Dr
Portage, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Borgess Med Ctr, Kalamazoo, Mi
Group Practice: Borgess Womens Health

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Tempest A Allen
(269) 327-2211
3300 W Centre Ave
Portage, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Steven M Trillet
(269) 327-2211
3300 W Centre Ave
Portage, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kirsten Marie Johantgen, MD
(269) 321-7000
7895 Currier Dr
Portage, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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