Infertility Clinics Tampa FL

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.

Florida Fertility Institute
(727) 796-7705
2454 McMullen Booth Road, #601
Clearwater, FL
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Michael Allen Ingram, MD
(850) 769-0338
4916 N Suwanee Ave
Tampa, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1984

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Caryn Lee Bray, MD
(813) 972-4448
4730 North Havanah Suite 205
Tampa, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1983

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Kathleen Kilbride
(813) 872-8551
2818 W Virginia Ave
Tampa, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lance Wyble
(813) 872-2924
3030 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Susan Jane Kennedy, MD
(813) 348-6950
4516 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Oakwood Hospital -Heritage Ce, Taylor, Mi; St Joseph Mercy Hosp, Ann Arbor, Mi

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John H Marston
(813) 872-8551
2818 W Virginia Ave
Tampa, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Martina A Reiss
(813) 872-8551
2818 W Virginia Ave
Tampa, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mark R Davis
(813) 876-6000
4321 N Macdill Ave
Tampa, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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DeBorah I Cohen
(813) 875-8032
2716 W Virginia Ave
Tampa, FL
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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