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Obstetricians Huntington WV

Local resource for obstetricians in Huntington. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to pregnancy care, gynecologists, newborn nutritionists, natural delivery methods, and pregnancy dietitians, as well as advice and content on what you can do to ensure the safest birth possible.

Theodore P Haddox Jr., MD
(304) 691-1400
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV
Business
University Obstetrics & Gynecology
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Gilbert A Ratcliff
(304) 691-1300
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Kathryn Knodel Danner, MD
(304) 529-4117
1124 19th St
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1996

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Andy John Wright, MD
(304) 691-1181
1600 Medical Center Dr Ste 1500
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1979

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Gary G Gilbert
(304) 691-1400
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mitchell Eric Nutt, MD
(304) 697-2035
1630 13th Ave
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gerard J Oakley
(304) 399-6609
1400 Hal Greer Boulevard
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Daniel James Whitmore
(304) 525-0572
1301 Hal Greer Blvd
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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William N Burns
(304) 691-1400
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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David C Jude
(304) 691-1400
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Importance of Pre-Planning For Pregnancy

If you're thinking about having a baby, you need to do some pre-planning. Deciding on details like the month you want to have the baby, your age, and how strong your relationship is should be taken into consideration before you conceive.

First, you must prepare yourself physically for pregnancy. IF you smoke, drink a lot of alcohol, or use recreational drugs, you need to stop before conception. Don't wait until you get pregnant to give up bad habits the ideal time to quit is before you're actually pregnant. The earliest days of pregnancy can be the most dangerous as well excessive alcohol or drug use can lead to many developmental problems or even infant death.

You need to see your doctor before you conceive. Your physician will do a physical exam and ask you detailed questions about your medical history. If you have a health problem, the best time to find out about it is before you get pregnant, not after. Certain medications aren't safe for pregnant women, and if you have a more serious health concern it's far better to treat it before you conceive.

Are you ready financially to take care of a child? Babies, children and teenagers are expensive, and you'll be supporting your child for around 18 years of his or her life. Find out if you have health insurance that will cover your baby's birth, and your workplace's policy on maternity or paternity leave.

Consider your lifestyle before you get ready to conceive. If you have a career that you love, are you willing to give it up for your baby's birth? If you plan on returning to work, can you pay childcare expenses? Your living arrangements are also important you want to be as settled as soon as possible for your baby's birth, so if you think moving to a new city or country might be in your near future, you may want to postpone pregnancy.

Your relationships with other family members are also going to play a large role in your baby's life. If you and your partner are fighting, and having a baby is a la...

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Preconception Lifestyle Checklist

Preconception Lifestyle Checklist

Are you ready for pregnancy? It is important that you pay attention to your preconception health, to provide your baby-to-be with the best chance possible. Here is a checklist of what you need to do before you conceive:

See your doctor. Make an appointment with your physician for a physical exam, and to update your vaccinations. Your health care provider will perform a series of tests to rule out sexually transmitted disease and potential fertility problems. If you are taking any prescription medication, you will probably need to stop before you get pregnant, as many drugs are not safe for a developing fetus.

Birth control should be stopped three months before you plan on conceiving. Your body needs a break from birth control pills or an IUD before conception, so discuss alternate methods of contraception if you do not want to become pregnant right away.

Your dental health is also essential to pregnancy. Your dentist will want to take x-rays, as you cannot be exposed to radiation when pregnant. There are studies that have shown a correlation between gum disease and premature birth, so schedule a cleaning and take care of any problems before you get pregnant.

Vitamins and supplements. There are so many prenatal vitamins on the market, and it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. Women of childbearing age should be taking at least 400 micrograms of folic acid daily, and also need to increase their intake of iron and vitamin B.

Change your lifestyle. Stop using tobacco, alcohol and drugs prior to conception, as these can impede fertility and cause damage to a fetus. Switch to decaf if you are a coffee drinker studies have shown that caffeine can lower your odds of conceiving, and use during pregnancy can cause miscarriage or hyperactivity in your child.

Your diet must consist of healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low fat dairy products. Limit...

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