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Martin L Robbins
(207) 883-3883
308 Us Route 1
Scarborough, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Martin L. Robbins
(207) 883-3883
308 Us Route 1
Scarborough, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 11, reviews.

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Dr.Joseph Wilkis
(207) 885-8400
Campus Drive
Scarborough, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.3, out of 5 based on 12, reviews.

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Mary Callam Brandes, MD
(207) 781-1575
96 Campus Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1984

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Kevin Paul Andrews, MD
(207) 885-8400
96 Campus Dr Fl 3
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1982

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Cecilia Lynn Caldwell, MD
(207) 885-8400
96 Campus Dr Fl 3
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1985

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Tasha Ann Worster, MD
(207) 885-8400
96 Campus Dr Fl 3
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1998

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Hector M Tarraza, MD
(207) 761-0125
482 Payne Rd
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1981

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Anne Marie Rainville, MD
(207) 885-8400
96 Campus Dr Fl 3
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1986

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John Lawrence Sullivan, MD
(805) 447-4429
49 Spring St
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1961

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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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