Infertility Clinics Santa Clara CA

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.

Fertility Physicians of Northern California (FPNC)
(800) 597-2234
2581 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Stanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Center
(650) 498-7911
900 Welch Road, Suite 350
Palo Alto, CA
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Katherine Sutherland, MD
(650) 988-7550
2485 Hospital Drive
Mountain View, CA
Business
Women Physicians Ob-Gyn
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: We do not contract with insurance companies so our reimbursement from your insurance will be determined by their non-contracted rates. Patients are responsible for the remainder of the bill. Although this means more out-of-pocket expenses for our patien
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: El Camino Hospital
Residency Training: Stanford
Medical School: Stanford, 1978
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Relay For Life
Languages Spoken: English

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Antoine Pham MD
(408) 259-5388
210 N Jackson Ave
San Jose, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Elizabeth Kurkjian, MD
(510) 796-7057
2299 Mowry Ave
Fremont, CA
Business
Womens Health Specialists
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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NOVA In Vitro Fertilization
(650) 322-0500
1681 E1 Camino Real, #59
Palo Alto, CA
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Carolyn Kerr, MD
(408) 885-5550
751 S Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA
Business
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Obstetrics
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sarah Azad, MD
(650) 988-3232
2490 Hospital Drive Suite 300
Mountain View, CA
Business
Doctor Azad
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, urinary intcontinence urogynecology infertility gynecologic surgery
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Humana, Interplan, Beech Street, United Health Care, Health Net, Aetna, Blue Shield, First Health, Coventry, Anthem, Blue Cross, Multiplan, PHCS, Cigna, Great West
Workmens Comp Accepted: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: El Camino Hospital
Residency Training: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Medical School: Saint Louis University, 2004
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Medical Association American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Awards: The Gold Foundation Humanism & Excellence in Teaching Award from Stanford University Rodney M. Coe, MD with Distinction in Community Service Award from Saint Louis University Office of Multicultural Affairs Outstanding Achievement Award from Saint
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Farsi,Afghan,Arabic,Greek

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Carol Somersille, MD
(650) 988-3232
2485 Hospital Drive
Mountain View, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most PPOs
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: El Camino Hospital
Residency Training: Baylor
Medical School: Johns Hopkins, 1988
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Shinn-Shyng Chang MD
(510) 792-8855
1900 Mowry Ave
Fremont, CA
Specialties
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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