Infertility Clinics Reading PA

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.

Lorraine M Goodwin, MD
Reading, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1983

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Ahlam N Khalil
(610) 764-1314
145 N 6th St
Reading, PA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Holly Metzgar
(610) 988-8827
6th Ave & Spruce St
West Reading, PA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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DeBorah P Consoli
(610) 370-2500
301 S 7th Ave
West Reading, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Alexander Taylor Massengale
(610) 372-2800
301 S 7th Ave
West Reading, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Nagi Helmi Abadier
(610) 378-2551
145 N 6th St
Reading, PA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Eli S Zinner
(610) 378-2570
145 N 6th St
Reading, PA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Peter Alan Schwartz, MD
(610) 378-6827
6Th Avenue And Spruce St
Reading, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Reading Hosp & Med Ctr, West Reading, Pa
Group Practice: Reading Professional Svc

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Stacey G Ford
(610) 376-3700
740 Penn Ave
West Reading, PA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph John Korey Jr, MD
(610) 374-0920
250 N 12th St
Reading, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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