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Robert Charles Rigby, MD
(775) 784-1533
Unsom Brigham Building 316,
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1988

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Mark P Schumacher
(775) 688-6200
343 Elm Street Suite 307
Reno, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Alison Westfall
(775) 329-6241
645 N Arlington Ave
Reno, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Harry Carr Huneycutt Jr, MD
(775) 348-2983
236 W 6th St Ste 301
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1961

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Ihor L Voyevidka, MD
236 W 6th St Ste 301
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Wien, Med Fak, Wien, Austria (407-26 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1971

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Martin Lester Pernoll, MD
(775) 770-6550
235 West 6th St Neonatology Office #220
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1963

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Carolyn E Simmons, MD
(775) 322-8132
1155 W 4th St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1991

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John Thomas Paas
(775) 348-2983
236 W 6th St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Mark P. Schumacher
(775) 688-6200
343 Elm St # 307
Reno, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.John Paas
(775) 348-2983
236 W 6th St # 301
Reno, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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