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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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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James Carl Von Thron, MD
(813) 877-6609
4150 N Armenia Ave Ste 200
Tampa, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1979

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Rufus S Armstrong III, MD
(813) 877-6609
4150 N Armenia Ave Ste 200
Tampa, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1974

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Alexander M Lerner, MD
(727) 872-8551
2818 W Virginia Ave
Tampa, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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Kiran Ranchhodbhai Patel, MD
(304) 766-4300
7108 N Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Herbert J Thomas Memorial Hosp, S Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Wv Phys For Women Charleston Area Med Center; Wv Phys For Women Putnam General Hospital; Wv Phys For Women S Charleston; Wv Phys For Women Thomas Memorial Hospital

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James C Vonthron
(813) 876-0914
4150 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Elsa Ulfers Hale, MD
(813) 920-1816
2901 W Saint Isabel St Ste B
Tampa, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1995

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Richaed B Lewis
(813) 870-3850
4710 N Habana 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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