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James Tyler Swindle, MD
(731) 422-4642
7001 Rogers Ave Fl 4
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1967

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Casey Earl Laws, DO
(479) 785-2229
7001 Rogers Ave Ste 502
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1994

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Stuart Dean Haraway, MD
(479) 484-4707
7001 Rogers Avenue Street 400 4th Floor
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Sparks Reg Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar; St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Group Practice: Cooper Clinic

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Michael Marvin
(479) 484-5901
7001 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John David McClanahan
(479) 785-2229
3224 S 70th St
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Andrew Balford Riche, MD
(479) 484-4707
7001 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Group Practice: Cooper Clinc

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Timothy James Bell, DO
(479) 788-4000
7001 Rogers Ave Ste 502
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1985

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Michael Eugene Marvin, MD
(479) 484-5901
7001 Rogers Ave Ste 502
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1984

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Ralph G Kramer, MD
(479) 441-5350
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Medical Management, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1944
Hospital
Hospital: Select Specialty Hosp, Fort Smith, Ar

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Richard Paul Kradel
(479) 452-2077
6801 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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