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Christopher Bruce Benson, MD
(803) 328-2401
1666 Highway 160 West
Fort Mill, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Rock Hill Gynecological Assoc

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Charles Stephen Bale, MD
(704) 541-7163
200 S Herlong Ave Ste F
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1982

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Susan Mcbrayer Demchak
(803) 324-7606
200 S Herlong Ave
Rock Hill, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Christopher B Benson
(803) 328-2401
1721 Ebenezer Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Barbara L Rowland, MD
(843) 792-2300
1721 Ebenezer Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Musc Medical Center

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Kimberly F Masters, MD
(803) 328-9300
PO Box 3328
Tega Cay, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1995

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Mary Elizabeth Szwapa, MD
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1992

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Francis M Lemmon Jr, MD
(803) 366-4171
237 S Herlong Ave
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1964

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Joe C Robinson
(803) 328-2401
1721 Ebenezer Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Eva Tollefsen, MD
(803) 328-2401
1721 Ebenezer Rd Ste 145
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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