February 24: Postpartum Mental Health


  There is a range of postpartum disorders that can develop anytime during the first year after your baby is born. These disorders can result from social stressors and biological factors. It is important to know that postpartum disorders are temporary and can be successfully treated with professional help. When many people think of postpartum depression, […]

Debunking the Myths of Mammography


Women’s breasts are always changing. They change during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause. Many lumps, tenderness and other changes are benign, normal and simply the result of these hormonal changes. Along with these normal changes, problems can arise. It is important for you to be aware of any changes in your breasts. Tools […]

August 26: In-office Procedures

Women who experience unusually heavy bleeding most months may have menorrhagia. Menorrhagia is the medical term used to define menstrual periods in which bleeding is abnormally heavy or prolonged. Heavy bleeding is defined as a woman soaking through a pad or tampon every hour during the heaviest days in her cycle. There are many causes […]

August 12: Prenatal Testing Options

If you and your partner are considering pregnancy or are newly pregnant, you might be amazed and/or overwhelmed with the number of prenatal testing options available. There are three different types of genetic testing that are offered during pregnancy. Carrier testing of both parents will detect if either parent is a carrier of a certain genetic […]

August 5: What is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist?

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Weekly Health Tips: Provided by Virginia Women’s Center Pregnancy is typically a time of great joy and excitement. However, for some women, certain preexisting medical conditions can increase the potential for complications during pregnancy. For others, unexpected complications can arise that require the expertise of a specialist. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists are obstetrician gynecologists who have […]

July 29: Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the connective tissue of the pelvic floor muscle is weakened allowing one or more of the organs in the pelvis to drop down. In some women, this downward descent can result in the protrusion of the vagina, uterus or both. Pelvic organ prolapse affects approximately half of the women who […]

July 22: UV safety

The kids are out of school, the smells of grilling and sunscreen are in the air and the temperatures in Richmond have surpassed the 90 degree mark. It can only mean one thing: summer is here! As we head into the hot, summer months, it becomes more important than ever to protect yourself and your […]

July 15: Perimenopause

Perimenopause is a time of life when a woman’s body changes in preparation for menopause. However, it can be a lengthy transition and women aren’t considered to be in menopause until they have had 12 consecutive months without a period. It’s important to note that pregnancy is still possible during perimenopause; the potential for pregnancy […]

July 8: Exercising During Pregnancy

Just like the old adage “eating for two” is rarely true in pregnancy, using pregnancy as an excuse to not exercise is also a myth. In fact, exercising during pregnancy has many benefits and can help alleviate some of the common ailments you may experience. Before starting any exercise program, make sure you speak with […]

July 1: Clinical Research

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A clinical trial is a research study carefully designed to answer specific questions about vaccines, new medications or new ways of using known medications. Clinical trials measure the medication’s ability to treat a medical condition and how safe it is to use. The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has strict rules by which all […]