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William Scott Walters, MD
665 Emory Valley Rd
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.Joseph Carter
(865) 481-0200
200 New York Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Methodist Med Ctr Of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Timothy Dennis Gowder, MD
(423) 483-7415
988 Oak Ridge Tpke
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1972

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Keith Stefon Kelly, MD
(301) 893-8445
200 New York Ave Ste 210
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1995

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Thomas H Metcalf
(865) 483-7415
988 Oak Ridge Tpke
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Scott Wesley Peters, MD
(865) 483-7415
988 Oak Ridge Tpke Ste 140
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1984

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Joseph Bradford Carter, MD
(865) 481-8050
200 New York Ave Ste 150
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Med Ctr Of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, Tn; Fort Sanders Reg Med Ctr, Knoxville, Tn

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Timothy D Gowder
(865) 483-7415
988 Oak Ridge Tpke
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Charles E Darling
(865) 481-0200
200 New York Ave Ste 150
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Thomas Harlan Metcalf, MD
(865) 483-7415
988 Oak Ridge Tpke Ste 140
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Med Ctr Of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, Tn
Group Practice: Ob-Gyn Assoc-Oak Ridge

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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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