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Michael Andrew Murphy, MD
(503) 581-5611
875 Oak St SE Ste 5090
Salem, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1980

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Michael James Bowen, MD
(503) 399-2424
2020 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Salem Hospital, Salem, Or
Group Practice: Salem Clinic

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Thomas A Kahan
(503) 371-0606
700 Bellevue St Se
Salem, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Laura Jean Chong, MD
(503) 399-2424
2020 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr.Fred Frank
(503) 399-2424
2020 Capitol Street Northeast
Salem, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1998
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Salem Clinic
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Deborah Carolyn Dillon, MD
(850) 314-6500
875 Oak St SE Ste 4090
Salem, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Languages
Other
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pretoria, Fac Of Med, Pretoria, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1986

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LaVena Morgan-Jahanshir
(503) 485-5959
700 Bellevue St Se
Salem, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Duane Gary Beard, MD
(503) 581-9064
633 Jason St NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Salem Hospital, Salem, Or

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Cheryl Ann Lugenbill, MD
(503) 399-2424
2020 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Family Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Salem Hospital, Salem, Or
Group Practice: Salem Clinic

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Thomas Aaron Kahan, MD
(503) 371-0606
700 Bellevue St SE Ste 220
Salem, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Salem Hospital, Salem, Or

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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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