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Wayne Brian Conover, MD
(304) 766-7622
Hurricane, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Samuel Greg Heywood
(304) 345-4525
301 Great Teays Blvd # 6
Scott Depot, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 12, reviews.

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George L Drake, DO
Saint Albans, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pikeville Coll, Sch Of Osteo Med, Pikeville Ky 41501
Graduation Year: 2002

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Dr.Ammar Shamaa
(304) 766-9600
Bassam Nicholas Shamma MD FACOG, 4607 MacCorkle Ave SW Suite 301
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Womens Care Clinic
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Arundhati V Kshirsagar, MD
(304) 768-1271
PO Box 636
Dunbar, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Lisa Burke
(304) 691-1400
101 Hospital Drive
Hurricane, WV
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Vellore G Kasturi
(304) 757-6999
301 Great Teays Blvd Ste 6
Scott Depot, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Shilpa Kadam
(304) 766-3414
4605 Maccorkle Ave Sw
South Charleston, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Dr.Bernard Luby
(304) 766-1133
624 Chestnut Street
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Thomas Memorial
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.3, out of 5 based on 16, reviews.

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Larry Douglas Curnutte
(304) 766-9600
4501 Maccorkle Ave Sw
South Charleston, WV
Specialty
General Practice, 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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