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Wilbur Charles Hitt Jr, MD
(501) 623-6455
1900 Malvern Ave Ste 401
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.William Lee
(501) 227-5155
1900 Malvern Avenue #304
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Robert L Martin, MD
(972) 479-5916
124 Hollywood Ave
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1976

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Brenda N Powell
(501) 623-6455
1900 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Leo Yang, MD
(501) 623-6455
1900 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Chinese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1981

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Leo Yang, MD
(501) 623-6455
1900 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Chinese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Regional Health Ctr, Hot Springs, Ar; National Park Med Ctr, Hot Springs, Ar
Group Practice: Physicians For Women

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Leo A Yang
(501) 623-6455
1900 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Leo Yang
(501) 623-6455
1900 Malvern Ave # 401
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: National Park Medical
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.1, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Leon G Atherton, MD FACS
(501) 623-5550
201 Trivista Left St
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Illinois(chicago)
Graduation Year: 1946

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Dr.Brenda Powell
(501) 623-6455
1900 Malvern Ave # 401
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St Josephs Regional Health Ctr, Hot Springs, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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