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Pre Pregnancy Planning Raleigh NC

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Cynthia E Matthews, MD
(919) 781-7423
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1982

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Erika L Clark
(919) 788-4444
4414 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Myra L. Teasley
(919) 781-5510
4414 Lake Boone Trl # 300
Raleigh, NC
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Amy Diane Groff, MD
(919) 781-5510
4420 Lake Boone Trl Ste 303
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1995

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Lara Lee Fisher
(919) 876-8225
4414 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.John Lane
(919) 235-3369
Ste 114, 2301 Rexwoods Drive
Raleigh, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Rex Family Birthcenter
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Marjorie Eleanor Merod, MD
(919) 571-8304
2800 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 210
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1984

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Lorena Benavides
(919) 782-6700
3809 Computer Dr
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Andrea Lee Torsone
(919) 782-1307
2601 Lake Dr.
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph Davis Campbell
(919) 876-8225
4414 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC
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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