Infertility Clinics Westchester IL

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.

Reproductive Medicine Institute (RMI)
(847) 869-7777
233 East Erie Street - Suite 307
Chicago, IL
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Dawn McGee, MD
(312) 726-3917
30 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
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Association for Womens Health Care
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Malikha Valerie D Rogers, MD
Broadview, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1980

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Sridevi Kanthala Reddy, MD
(708) 216-2585
2160 S 1st Ave # 105-2943
Maywood, IL
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Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1996

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Suad Al-Bahrany Shuber, MD
(773) 589-2600
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
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Medical School: Univ Of Baghdad, Coll Of Med, Baghdad, Iraq
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Fertility Centers of Illinois
(847) 849-1530
3703 W. Lake Avenue, Suite 103
Glenview, IL
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Joseph P Martin, MD
(630) 893-8585
2940 Rolling Ridge Rd
Naperville, IL
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DuPage Medical Group OB/GYN
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Lawrence Nicholas Bennett
(708) 216-4403
2160 S First Ave
Maywood, IL
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Steven Arthur Rabin, MD
(770) 996-1200
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1989
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Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga
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John George Gianopoulos, MD
(708) 216-3386
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: Loyola Univ Med Ctr, Maywood, Il
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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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