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Pre Pregnancy Planning Cambridge MA

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Miriam D Goldfarb
(617) 665-3600
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Cheryl Lynn Hamlin, MD
(617) 665-2800
26 Central St # 1FL
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1988

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Heather Jane Alker, MD
(617) 665-2800
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Ma
Group Practice: Women'S Health Ctr

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L'Tricia Doris Chery
(617) 665-2800
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Thomas Roan III, MD
(617) 661-8809
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1991

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Mohamad Ali Farhat
(617) 665-2800
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Teresa R Corcoran
(617) 575-5570
237 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Mary Susan Schilling, MD
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Kathleen F Harney
(617) 665-1660
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Cambridge
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Chana S Wasserman
(617) 253-0556
77 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Advantages of Pre Pregnancy Planning

While you can't always predict exactly when you're going to get pregnant, pre planning before you conceive is a good idea physically, emotionally and financially. Here's how you can prepare yourself as much as possible for the birth of a baby.

Make sure you're in optimal health. Before you conceive, schedule an appointment with a physician to do pre pregnancy testing. Your doctor will do a pelvic exam, Pap test, and probably blood and urine tests to determine if you have various health problems that could interfere with a healthy pregnancy. Discuss your family health with your doctor including genetic abnormalities, chronic illnesses and unexplained deaths.

You are also responsible for your own health. If you smoke, drink alcohol or do recreational drugs, you need to stop before you get pregnant. Pregnancy is stressful, and many women find it very hard to stop smoking or having a drink once they've conceived. Alcohol, drugs and cigarettes can cause serious health complications for you and your baby, so it's better to quit now when things are less stressful.

Include your partner in your pre pregnancy planning. First, talk about the prospect of having a baby. How does your partner feel about having a baby? If he or she is not ready, or doesn't want a child, you need to re-evaluate the timing or the relationship. What are your reasons for having a child? The birth of a baby is an exciting and wonderful time, but it takes a lot of work and can greatly impact your relationship. Don't consider a baby to save your failing marriage, or because you're lonely in your relationship.

It's also the ideal time to talk about the division of labor in the home. It's better to discuss who will be responsible for different aspects of baby care or house cleaning before you're standing in a messy kitchen with a crying baby. You don't need to finalize every single chore, but have a basic idea of what each person expects and feels is fair when it comes to cleaning and cooking. The more you talk about the future with your baby, the stronger your relationship will be when he or she arrives.

Consider your finances. Although many people raise children on a tight income, if you can wait until you're financially stable to have a baby, you'll reduce a lot of daily stress. Talk to a financial advisor about investments for retirement and college planning, and set up a fund for your future child if possible.

It's also essential that you and your partner discuss work ...

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