Doc Talk: Pre-pregnancy advice


donnell.jpgDoc Talk is a weekly series of short video podcasts of Mercy Health System doctors answering questions moms want answers to. Click on the Motherlode video podcast below to see and hear the answer to today’s question.

Dr. Hugh Donnell, the doctor answering today’s question about what to consider before becoming pregnant, spoke to Motherlode previously about his 17 years with Mercy and how much he enjoys continuing the care of the babies he delivers. (Click here to read Dr. Hugh Donnell’s prior Q & A).

Want to know more about this guitar-playing physician? Just click on his photo to watch his biographical video podcast which offers details about his experience and training.video11.jpg

Q: What is your best pre-pregnancy advice? What should I consider before embarking on motherhood?

A: Click on the video podcast icon at right. When the window opens, click on the “play” arrow to begin the video answer.

Dr. Hugh Donnell is a family practice/obstetrics physician at Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas. His practice, the Rogers Medical Center, is located in the Physicians Plaza just off Interstate 540. For more info on Dr. Donnell, click on his photo to watch his bio podcast or call his office at 479-338-5500. does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is for informational purposes only and isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor if you have questions about a medical condition. Don’t delay getting professional medical advice because of something you read online. This website doesn’t necessarily recommend or endorse any specific tests, doctors, products, procedures or opinions discussed on the site.