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Dr.Lynn Montgomery
1211 South Reserve Street #101
Missoula, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Community Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

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John Trumbull Harlan, MD
325 9th Avenue
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jeffrey Karl Lindley
(406) 327-1850
3075 N Reserve St
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Craig William McCoy
(406) 728-8170
2825 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Gary Phillip Harvey, MD
(406) 728-4601
2831 Fort Missoula Rd
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Missoula Comm Med Ctr, Missoula, Mt
Group Practice: Womens Health Care Assoc

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Dr.Jeanne Hebl
(406) 549-0978
1211 South Reserve Street #101
Missoula, MT
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Community
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Lindsay Ann Richards, MD
(406) 721-5600
515 W Front St
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1977

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Kristin Ann Rauch
(406) 728-4920
2825 Fort Missoula Rd
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Janice Annette Givler, MD
(406) 721-5600
2835 Fort Missoula Rd # B
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1990

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Jesse James Pitt, MD
(406) 721-1640
2825 Fort Missoula Rd Ste 225
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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