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Diabetes and Pregnancy Saint Louis MO

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Stacey L Clancy, MD
(314) 965-6033
10345 Watson Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Probst & Behm Ob/Gyn Services
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Yoel Sadovsky, MD
(314) 747-0937
4566 Scott Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: The Hebrew Univ, Hadassah Med Sch, Jerusalem, Israel
Graduation Year: 1986

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Donald M Nelson
(314) 747-3000
660 S Euclid Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Andrea L Stephens
(314) 362-4211
4921 Parkview Pl
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bradford Paul Whitcomb, MD
(210) 916-6525
Div Gyn/onc 4911 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1995

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Barbara B Warner
(314) 454-6148
1 Childrens Pl
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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James Edward Belcher, MD
(314) 361-6500
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plz
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1976

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William Legrande Rives
(314) 454-6148
1 Childrens Pl
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Rebecca Ann Brooks
(314) 362-5000
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plz
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Gynecology / Oncology

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Kim Prevallet Hamlin
(314) 454-2076
1 Childrens Pl
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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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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