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Ellen Jane Bentley, MD
(207) 945-4300
700 Mount Hope Ave Ste 430
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Murray Lebowitz
(207) 947-6501
68 Mount Hope Ave # 3
Bangor, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Tracey Thompson Hughes, MD
792 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1995

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Benjamin Elon Potter, MD
Evergreen Woods # B
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1957

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Dr.Vance Aloupis
(207) 947-6508
792 State Street
Bangor, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Emmc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.6, out of 5 based on 17, reviews.

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Leigh Alice Bretta
(207) 947-6501
68 Mount Hope Ave
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kumar Akilesh
(207) 973-8670
489 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Ellen J Bentley
(207) 945-4300
700 Mount Hope Ave
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Paola Rinaldi Whitham, MD
(207) 947-6501
68 Mount Hope Ave
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Roma-La Sapienza, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Roma, Italy
Graduation Year: 1984

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Maurice K Eggleston Jr, MD
489 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1978

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Diabetes and Pregnancy

If you have diabetes, it does not mean that you cannot deliver a healthy baby, or even that you will have pregnancy complications. It does mean that you will have to pay close attention to your health and have a solid medical team behind you. Before you conceive, find a physician who specializes in diabetes and pregnancy. Once you do conceive, you must find an ophthalmologist, as vision problems are a diabetes complication that is quite common in pregnancy.

You will need to make sure that your blood sugar is stable for at least three months prior to conception, so you should increase your glucose monitoring to 6-8 times per day. After you conceive, your blood sugar needs to be as near normal as possible for at least three months. If you are overweight because of diabetes, you need to get your weight to a normal level before you conceive. You may have fertility problems if you are overweight, and you can suffer from serious health complications during pregnancy. Start slowly by walking, swimming or stretching, and work up to three low intensity workouts a week to get in shape for pregnancy.

Women who become pregnant and do not properly manage diabetes can face hypertension and kidney problems. Your child has a higher risk of becoming obese if you do not watch your insulin closely. Your baby could be born with jaundice - a liver condition that makes the skin turn yellow. In more serious cases, your baby can die from improper blood sugar management during later pregnancy. Avoid these risks by getting your health in check before you conceive.

Your diet plays a huge role in your diabetes management before conception and pregnancy. You must balance your meals with fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low fat dairy products. Make sure you are eating at the proper times as determined by your doctor, to avoid your blood sugar dropping too much. Working with your doctor, you can figure out a meal plan that will help with your diabetes m...

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