December 30: Resolutions


Content Provided by Virginia Women’s Center It’s that time of year again – time to think about New Year’s resolutions! What are yours and how do you plan to achieve them? Here are some tips and suggestions: If your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier – don’t immediately force yourself into a strict diet; […]

December 16: High-risk Obstetrics


Content Provided by Virginia Women’s Center While there is no guarantee that preterm labor can be prevented, there are some changes you can make to have a healthy pregnancy and reduce your risk of having a premature baby: Quit smoking, drinking alcohol or using street drugs. Talk to your health care provider about how much […]

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 […]

Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes


What is gestational diabetes? When diabetes starts during pregnancy, it is called gestational diabetes. Women with diabetes (whether or not it is classified as gestational diabetes) need special care during pregnancy. Diabetes is a condition that prevents the body from using food properly. The body receives its major source of energy from a sugar known […]

April 2013 Rock Star: Jamia Crockett


Jamia submitted her story for Real Richmond Parents. After reading it, we were touched by all that she has accomplished in the midst of a diagnosis that would stop most of us in our tracks. She has overcome physical and emotional hurdles to advance her education, raise a family, and now reaches out to […]

West Creek Emergency Center and NFES Create Partnership for Art

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Who knew West Creek Emergency Center was an emergency room AND an art gallery? West Creek Emergency Center in Goochland, Virginia is one of Richmond area’s premier full-service ER facilities offering 24/7 care. They are available for all minor and major emergency needs. All of their staff is PALS certified. PALS certification is for healthcare providers […]

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 […]