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 […]

May 27: Breast Self-Awareness

In addition to regular screening mammograms and clinical breast exams, some women choose to perform a formal step-by-step breast self-exam and others prefer a visual inspection. No matter the technique you choose (both can be performed in the comfort of your own home and without any formal training), it’s important that you are aware of […]

Early Detection is the Best Medicine


By Guest Author: Susan Uhle, NP – Richmond Surgical Early detection is currently the cornerstone of our arsenal in the war against Breast Cancer.  This is accomplished through Mammographic Screening, and, at times, other imaging methods such as Ultrasound and Breast MRI.   Findings from Mammography can lead to Needle Biopsy, where results can range from benign, […]

May 20: Melanoma Awareness Month

As we plan to spend more time in the sun during the summer months, it is important to prevent skin cancer by protecting ourselves from the harmful rays of the sun. Melanoma is one type of skin cancer that begins in melanocytes, cells that make the pigment melanin. It may begin in a mole (skin melanoma), […]

Infertility: Causes and When to See Your OB-GYN


While there is only one week a year dedicated to infertility awareness, for those who are struggling to get pregnant, it can be a daily battle. Infertility is a medical condition that affects more than six million people in the United States. While it is not always talked about, about 10 percent of couples experience […]

April 29: Genetic Counseling

April 29: Genetic Counseling Genetics is the branch of science that deals with how traits are passed from parent to child through genes. Having genetic tests performed during pregnancy is a personal choice. Some couples choose not to be tested for birth defects. Others find that testing and counseling can help them better plan for […]

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 […]

Obstetrics – Planning Pregnancy

Virginia Women's Center

April 1: Obstetrics – Planning pregnancy Every mother wants her baby to be as healthy and strong as possible. The best way to do that is to start at the very beginning: before conception. Preconception care can improve your chances of getting pregnant and of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Since some […]

Weekly Health Tips from Virginia Women’s Center

Virginia Women's Center

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. Richmondmom.com 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 Richmondmom.com