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Michel Muylaert, MD
(479) 484-5901
7001 Rogers Ave Ste 502
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kath Univ Leuven, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Leuven, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1975

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Peter James Irwin, MD
(479) 782-8660
4015 Free Ferry Rd
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1989

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James Tyler Swindle, MD
(731) 422-4642
7001 Rogers Ave Fl 4
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1967

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Mike Berumen
(479) 484-7100
2713 S 74th St
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jennifer Allyn Brown, MD
(501) 452-4231
6810 S T St
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1999

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Casey Earl Laws, DO
(479) 785-2229
7001 Rogers Ave Ste 502
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1994

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Timothy James Bell, DO
(479) 788-4000
7001 Rogers Ave Ste 502
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1985

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Stuart Dean Haraway, MD
(479) 484-4707
7001 Rogers Avenue Street 400 4th Floor
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Sparks Reg Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar; St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Group Practice: Cooper Clinic

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Richard Paul Kradel
(479) 452-2077
6801 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Andrew Riche
(479) 452-2077
3224 South 70th Street
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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