Infertility Clinics South Portland ME

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.

Dale Kessler
(800) 482-1415
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Daniel Irving Spratt, MD
(207) 771-5549
887 Congress St Ste 200
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Maine Medical Ctr

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James Wm Wilberg, MD
(207) 874-2445
619 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1983

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Annemarie E Van Hengel, MD
(207) 874-2445
619 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1988

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Jacquelyn A Blackstone, DO
(207) 885-5292
887 Congress St Ste 200
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1987

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Anne Marie Van Hengel
(207) 874-2445
619 Brighton Avenue
Portland, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kalli Varaklis
(207) 662-2749
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Carol M Vaughan
(207) 874-2445
619 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Caroline May Hodsdon, MD
(207) 874-2445
100 Foden Rd
South Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1994

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Charlotte A Kassab
(207) 874-2445
619 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME
Specialty
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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