Infertility Clinics Woodbridge VA

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.

Genetics and IVF Institute
(703) 698-7355
3015 Williams Drive, Suite 203
Fairfax, VA
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Peter Alexander Bryce
(703) 680-5714
2296 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Richard Neil Jenet, MD
(703) 690-8421
2296 Opitz Blvd Ste 440
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1984

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Grigor Khachikian
(703) 551-4656
1950 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Marc C Alembik
(703) 878-0740
2296 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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The Muasher Center for Fertility and IVF
(703) 542-3610
8501 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Peter Alexander Bryce, MD
(703) 680-5714
2296 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.Allyse Weltman
(703) 878-0740
2296 State Route 642
Woodbridge, VA
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F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Potomac
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Zareh H Khachikian
(703) 680-5327
2296 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rachel Ann Jansen
(703) 670-1313
2300 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
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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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