Infertility Clinics Spanaway WA

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.

Patricia Ann Charochak
(253) 848-5555
8112 112th Street Ct E
Puyallup, WA
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Geoffrey David Towers, MD
(253) 968-6023
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1995

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Michael K Chinn
(253) 968-6023
9040 Fitzsimmons Dr
Tacoma, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Peter G Napolitano, MD
(206) 968-1025
Madigan Army Med Ctr Dept Ob/Gyn
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1989

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Daniel Cole Sessions
(253) 968-5161
9040 Fitzsimmons Dr
Tacoma, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Romeo Sison Puzon
(253) 537-3724
15005 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA
Specialty
General Practice, Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Megan Dow McPhee
(253) 968-3391
Fitzsimmons Dr
Tacoma, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jennifer L Gotkin, DO
Madigan Amc
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ny Coll Of Osteo Med Of Ny Inst Of Tech, Old Westbury Ny 11568
Graduation Year: 1998

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Michael Kwanlee Chinn, MD
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jeffrey Linn Clemons, MD
Dept Of Ob-Gyn
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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