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Regina Elizabeth Auth, MD
(434) 386-0700
2900 Old Forest Rd
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1980

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Michelle M Martel, MD
(434) 528-5290
2215 Langhorne Rd Ste 101
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Sherbrooke, Fac De Med, Sherbrooke, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1982

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John Millard Gilkey, MD
(434) 384-0544
2919 Confederate Ave
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1972

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Christine A Marraccini
(434) 239-7890
114 Nationwide Dr
Lynchburg, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kathryn P Stewart
(434) 239-7890
114 Nationwide Dr
Lynchburg, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Matthew John Tompkins, MD
2919 Confederate Ave
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1995

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Lewis Puller Dabney, MD
(434) 385-7818
2919 Confederate Ave
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, Va
Group Practice: Women'S Health Svc-Central Va

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Jeffrey Walton Bell, MD
(434) 528-2212
PO Box 10455
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1989

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Elizabeth A Vanderburgh
(434) 239-7890
114 Nationwide Dr
Lynchburg, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William A Cook
(434) 239-7890
114 Nationwide Dr
Lynchburg, VA
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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