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Obstetricians Portland ME

Local resource for obstetricians in Portland. 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.

Margaret J Schoeller, MD
(207) 761-2587
1355 Congress St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1987

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

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Michael Gordon Pinette, MD
(207) 885-5292
887 Congress St Ste 200
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jacquelyn Blackstone
(207) 771-5549
887 Congress St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert Damian Sansonetti, MD
(207) 774-8274
48 Gilman St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1988

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

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Margaret J Schoeller
(207) 761-2587
1355 Congress Street
Portland, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Toby Fitzgerald
(207) 885-8400
22 Bramhall Street #1203
Portland, ME
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Hospital Portland Maine
Accepting New Patients: Yes

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

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Beth Hartog
(207) 771-5549
887 Congress St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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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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