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Santad Sira, MD
(808) 322-3434
Honalo Business Center
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Kona Hosp, Kealakekua, Hi
Group Practice: Sira Santad Inc

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Melissa C Smith
(808) 334-4400
75-184 Hualalai Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robyn Margaret Cook, MD
(808) 322-2880
PO Box 9012
Kealakekua, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1989

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Nancy Kathryn Stukan, MD
(808) 322-3488
81-990 Halekii St Lwr Lvl
Kealakekua, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1978

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Sira, Santad, Md - Sira Santad Inc
(808) 329-6447
Hualalai Medical Ctr # 202
Kailua Kona, HI

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Russell Eugene Rees, MD
(808) 329-0907
75 5751 Kuakini Highway
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Monterrey, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1982

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David Alan Arthurs, DO
(808) 327-4504
77-6466 Pualani St
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Benedicts Family Med Ctr, Jerome, Id
Group Practice: Family Care Physicians

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James A Ruiz
(808) 322-1733
81-990 Halekii St
Kealakekua, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Edwin Payson Gramlich, MD
(808) 949-5305
PO Box 696
Kealakekua, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1957

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Nancy D Rogers
(808) 243-6000
80 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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