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Pre Pregnancy Planning Martinsburg WV

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Robert Henry Bowden Jr, MD
(434) 384-3477
2000 Foundation Way
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1959

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Dr.H. Wanger
(304) 263-4999
1001 Sushruta Drive
Martinsburg, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1966
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: City Hosp, Martinsburg, Wv
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Sylvia S Cruz
(304) 267-5559
215 S Louisiana Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Helge Alexander Wanger, MD
(304) 263-8964
PO Box 6100
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: City Hosp, Martinsburg, Wv
Group Practice: Shenandoah Valley Med Syst Inc

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Helge A Wanger
(304) 263-4999
99 Tavern Rd
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Consuela J Cruden-Parham
(304) 263-8964
99 Tavern Rd
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sylvia Santos Cruz, DO
(304) 267-5559
215 S Louisiana Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1993

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Albert K Leung
(304) 263-7100
1001 Sushruta Dr
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert Burman Bowen, MD
(410) 820-8069
2000 Foundation Way
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.James Brown
(304) 264-8603
2010 Doctor Oates Dr # 106
Martinsburg, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: City Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.3, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

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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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