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Mitchell S McAlister
(479) 463-5500
3215 N North Hills Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mark Gregory Pickhardt, MD
(479) 442-7030
3215 N Northhills Blvd Ste B
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1987

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Britte Deshandra Smith, MD
(317) 387-9394
3276 N Northhills Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar

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Carol Anne Phillips, MD
1100 N College Ave # R
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1991

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Kathleen W Paulson
(479) 582-3366
63 W Sunbridge Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Thomas Hal Bradford, MD
(800) 442-7030
3276 N Northhills Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1990

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Mitchell S Mc Alister, MD
(479) 442-7030
3215 N Northhills Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1983

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Laura Rose Collins
(479) 463-5500
3215 N North Hills Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Britte D Smith
(479) 463-5500
3215 N North Hills Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Matthew G Cheadle
(479) 463-1000
3215 N North Hills Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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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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