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James P De Rossitt, MD
(870) 732-5448
PO Box 1687
West Memphis, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1978

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James P De Rossitt III, MD
(870) 732-5448
PO Box 1687
West Memphis, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Crittenden Memorial Hosp, West Memphis, Ar
Group Practice: Womens Clinic

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Elia Fanous, MD
877 Jefferson Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 2001

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J William Boyle, MD
(423) 392-6370
1282 Island Pl E
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1974

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Albert M Alexander Jr, MD
(901) 685-2013
951 Court Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1951

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James Prentice DeRossitt
(870) 732-5448
210 S Rhodes
West Memphis, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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David Michael Trantham, MD
(940) 241-1255
200 Tyler Street
West Memphis, AR
Specialties
Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Baylor University Med Ctr, Dallas, Tx

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James Allen O'Donnell, MD
(970) 945-2238
848 Adams Avenue Lebonheur
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1972

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Mary Elizabeth Long
(901) 448-6632
880 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dawn Dickson Black, MD
(901) 572-5355
50 N Dunlap St Rm 304
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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