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Pre Pregnancy Planning Cottage Grove MN

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Mark Wayne Austin, MD
8611 W Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1980

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Kristine Michelle King, MD
8611 W Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 2001

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Leslie S Meyer, MD
(770) 474-0064
4991 Wild Canyon Ct
Woodbury, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1998

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Ann Catherine Casey
(651) 735-7414
1875 Woodwinds Dr
Woodbury, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Jacqueline F Mahan
(651) 209-6263
1687 Woodlane Dr
Woodbury, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Thomas Edward Grande, MD
(952) 227-9141
8451 East Point Douglas Road South South
Cottage Grove, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1975

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Jeffrey Patrick Phelan, MD
(626) 440-1503
8611 W Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1973

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Barbara C Toppin
(651) 686-6400
1875 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Wanda Patton Adefris
(651) 686-6400
1875 Woodwinds Dr
Woodbury, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rwanda Darby Campbell
(651) 686-6400
1875 Woodwinds Dr Ste 110
Woodbury, MN
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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