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Charles E Chambers, MD
(507) 451-1120
810 13th St
Hood River, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1989

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Robin Blunt Henson, MD
810 13th St
Hood River, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1984

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Elaine Ramsey Adsit, MD
810 13th St
Hood River, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1989

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Elaine Ramsey Adsit
(541) 387-6464
810 13th St
Hood River, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Ray Baugh, MD
810 13th St
Hood River, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1958

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Laurel A Robinson
(541) 387-6464
810 13th Street
Hood River, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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George Marion Bailey
(541) 387-6464
810 13th St
Hood River, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Robin Henson
(541) 386-1790
917 11th St # 200
Hood River, OR
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Charles Eugne Chambers
(541) 387-6464
810 13th St
Hood River, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Miriam Dorothy McDonell, MD
1810 E 19th St Ste 209
The Dalles, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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