Your First Trimester in Pregnancy

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Congratulations on your pregnancy! Whether you’re a first-time mother-to-be or experienced in pregnancy, our team at Virginia Women’s Center will be with you every step of the way. We believe that children are among life’s greatest blessings and it is a privilege to help bring them into your family. Each pregnancy and birth is just […]

Knowing the Risk Factors and Signs of Preterm Labor


A full term pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. Preterm labor is when an expectant mother goes into labor before her 37th week of pregnancy. Ideally, it’s best to stay pregnant until at least 39 weeks because the last few weeks of pregnancy are an important time for the baby’s growth and development. However, about one in […]

April 22: High-risk Obstetrics – Preterm labor

April 22: High-risk Obstetrics – Preterm labor Any woman who goes into labor before 37 weeks gestation is considered to have preterm labor. About one in every 10 babies born in the U.S. is preterm. The last few weeks of pregnancy are an important time of growth and development for your baby. A premature birth […]

April 15: Urology – Incontinence

April 15: Urology – Incontinence Urinary incontinence is something many individuals consider to be a normal part of aging – rightly so, as it affects as many as 17 to 25 million Americans, approximately 85 percent of whom are women. While urinary incontinence is very common, what many women don’t realize is that it is […]

Do I Still Need a Mammogram Every Year?


Over the past couple of years, the debate over how often women should have mammograms has continued to change and evolve as the results of new studies have been presented. The result? Unfortunately, many women are confused – and rightly so, as different professional organizations have different recommendations. At Virginia Women’s Center, we follow the […]

Weekly Health Tips from Virginia Women’s Center

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Because all women – including Richmond moms, grandmoms and single women – are always busy taking care of others, it can be hard to find time to take better care of ourselves. Work, kids, school, community events, fundraisers, caregiving and everything else are often prioritized before taking care of our own health. is so […]

Women’s Health Tips


Click here to learn more about women’s health and taking care of yourself. Each week beginning in April 2013, Virginia Women’s Center will provide us with a Weekly Healthy Tip – making it easier to stay healthy!   Women’s Health Tips Virginia Women’s Center is an advertiser on

Selecting the Right Birth Control Method for You

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There are a variety of options to consider when selecting your preferred method of contraception. Many of the birth control options available – pills, implants, injections, rings, patches and IUDs – serve as temporary solutions for contraception, meaning that at any time, women can choose to discontinue use and have a chance of becoming pregnant […]

In-Office Treatment Option for Heavy Bleeding


Just as the length of one’s menstrual cycle can vary from one woman to the next, the amount of menstrual flow can differ as well. Some women may experience very light periods whereas others may have heavier periods. While it’s not uncommon for menstrual flow to fluctuate from one period to the next, women who […]

Pregnant in Richmond – Choosing a Care Provider

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You’re pregnant! Congratulations! Me too! And the number one question you’ll be asked (after “Do you know what you’re having”) is where are you having your baby? And by where, most people mean which hospital. But did you know that here in Richmond, you have a number of options not only in where you birth […]