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Dr.Robert Todd Depond
(304) 345-4525
400 Court Street #303
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Camc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Patrick C Williams, MD
(304) 342-9183
331 Laidley St Ste 504
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1958

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Rodney Lee Stephens, MD
(304) 344-0526
331 Laidley St Ste 204
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1970

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April L De White, MD
(773) 275-5596
225 1st Ave
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1987

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Betty A Goad
(304) 744-0845
131 7th Ave Sw
South Charleston, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joan Marie Jesse, MD
(304) 341-1575
501 Morris St # 4W
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1987

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Tuan Anh Le, MD
(304) 347-4600
1201 Washington St E Ste 108
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dara Aliff, DO
400 Court St
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.David Patton
(304) 388-1515
1003 Oakhurst Drive
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.9, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Robert D Patchell, MD FACS
837 Spring Rd
Charleston, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Toronto
Graduation Year: 1944

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Anemia

    Blood is the life-maintaining fluid that circulates through the body's heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries. It carries away waste matter and carbon dioxide, and brings nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen to the tissues.

    What is anemia?

    Anemia is a condition of too few red blood cells, or a lowered ability of the red blood cells to carry oxygen or iron. Tissue enzymes dependent on iron can affect cell function in nerves and muscles. The fetus is dependent on the mother’s blood and anemia may be associated with poor fetal growth, preterm birth, and low birth weight.

    What are the most common types of anemias to occur during pregnancy?

    There are several types of anemias that may occur in pregnancy. These include:

    • anemia of pregnancy
      In pregnancy, a woman’s blood volume increases by as much as 50 percent. This causes the concentration of red blood cells in her body to become diluted. This is sometimes called anemia of pregnancy and is not considered abnormal unless the levels fall too low.
    • iron deficiency anemia
      Iron is an important nutrient for the formation of red blood cells. During pregnancy, the fetus uses iron from the mother’s red blood cells for growth and development, especially in the last three months of pregnancy. If a mother has excess iron stored in her bone marrow before she becomes pregnant, she can use those stores during pregnancy to help meet her baby’s needs. Women who do not have adequate iron stores can develop iron deficiency anemia. This is the most common type of anemia in pregnancy. It is caused by a lack of iron in the blood, which is necessary to make hemoglobin - the part of blood that distributes oxygen from the lungs to tissues in the body. Good nutrition before becoming pregnant is important to help build up these stores and prevent iron deficiency anemia.
    • vitamin B12 deficiency
      Vitamin B12 is important in forming red blood cells and in protein synthesis. Women who are vegans (who eat no animal products) are most likely to develop vitamin B12 deficiency. Including animal foods in the diet such as milk, cheese, yogurt meats, eggs, and poultry can prevent vitamin B12 deficiency. Strict vegans may receive supplemental vitamin B12 by injection during pregnancy.
    • blood loss  
      Blood loss at delivery and postpartum (after delivery) can also cause anemia. The average blood loss with a vaginal birth is about 500 milliliters, and about 1,000 milliliters with a cesarean delivery. Adequate iron stores can help a woman replace lost red blood cells.
    • folate deficiency
      Folate, also called folic acid, is a B-vitamin that works with iron to help with cell growth. Folate deficiency in pregnancy is often associated with iron deficiency since both folic acid and iron are found in the same types of foods. Research shows that folic acid may help red...
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