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William J Morris
(814) 336-4148
961 S Main St
Meadville, PA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Denise Audrey Johnson, MD
765 Liberty St Ste 202
Meadville, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ronald Michael Vrablik, MD
(814) 337-2253
505 Poplar St
Meadville, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979

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DeNise Audrey Johnson
(814) 337-2222
765 Liberty St
Meadville, PA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Brenda Jean Ferguson
(814) 337-2222
765 Liberty Street
Meadville, PA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jodi P Maxfield
(814) 337-2222
765 Liberty Street
Meadville, PA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ronald Michael Vrablik
(814) 337-2253
505 Poplar St
Meadville, PA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jodi Powlus Maxfield, MD
(814) 337-2222
765 Liberty St Ste 202
Meadville, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr. Ferguson
(814) 337-2222
765 Liberty Street
Meadville, PA
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Brenda J Ferguson, DO
(814) 337-2222
765 Liberty St
Meadville, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Lake Erie Coll Of Osteo Med, Erie, Pa 16509
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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