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Caroline May Hodsdon, MD
(207) 874-2445
100 Foden Rd
South Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.Carol Altman
(207) 874-2445
619 Brighton Avenue
Portland, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Brenda Medlin
(800) 482-1415
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Daniel Irving Spratt, MD
(207) 771-5549
887 Congress St Ste 200
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Maine Medical Ctr

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Debra K Sepulveda
(207) 662-0111
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Toby M Gard-Weiss
(207) 662-7060
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James W Wilberg
(207) 874-2445
619 Brighton Avenue
Portland, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sarah A Czok
(207) 662-7060
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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George Frank Higgins, MD
47 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1955

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Carol M Vaughan, MD
(207) 874-2445
619 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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