Biography & Education

  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Education Background
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush University Medical Center
  • English

Care Locations

First Hill Birth Center
Minor and James Medical
Nordstrom Tower
1229 Madison St., Suite 1500
Seattle 98104
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Eating for Two? Nutrition in Pregnancy

August 06, 2012
You may have many questions when you find out that you are pregnant, but some of the most common concerns revolve around nutrition and food safety. These are some basic guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to get you started. As always, your situation may be different and so always discuss specifics with your provider. How much weight should I gain? This depends on your pre-pregnancy BMI (body mass index - a calculation from your height and weight). In general, however, if your pre-pregnancy weight is normal you should gain between 25 to 35 pounds. Most women stay within this goal with an increase of only 300 extra calories a day (equal to about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and one slice of whole wheat bread). If you are underweight, however, you may need to gain more weight, and if you are overweight, less. Your doctor can help you to come up with a spec...


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Clinical Interests
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Colposcopy
  • Gynecology
  • Minor and James Seattle Women s Clinic
  • Obstetrics