Physical Changes to Expect After the Birth of Your Baby


Congratulations on the birth of your baby! We know that the birth of your child is one of the most important experiences of your life. While there are many lists that include all the newborn essentials, this post focuses on what to expect and some essentials for new moms.

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 23: Deep Breathing


Content Provided by Virginia Women’s Center The holidays can be a stressful time of year. What is the quickest, least expensive and most effective way to de-stress and relax? The answer is…deep breathing. Everyone can practice deep breathing. Because it requires nothing except you and your breath, it can be done anywhere, anytime. The benefits […]

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 […]

Talking to Your Daughter About her Period


Content Provided By: Virginia Women’s Center While it’s not as dreaded as the birds and the bees talk, talking to daughters about periods is not usually high on the list of parenting milestones that moms look forward to. Take a deep breath and read through these tips to help prepare you for this exciting time […]

November 25: Grieving and Ways to Cope


By: Virginia Women’s Center Grief is the emotion we feel when we experience a loss. All deaths may be traumatic in some way, but a sudden death is always traumatic. Not only do we suffer with sadness, but our minds are reluctantly trying to integrate a new reality – one that is different from the […]

November 11: “Oh, it’s just PMS!”


By: Virginia Women’s Center   PMS can happen to menstruating women at any age. It is estimated that as many as three out of four women experience some symptoms of PMS. For some women, the symptoms of PMS may just be a nuisance, but not need treatment. Others may find that their daily activities are […]

November 4: Prematurity Awareness


By: Virginia Women’s Center November is prematurity awareness month. In the U.S., 1 out of 8 babies is born prematurely. Premature birth is any birth that occurs before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. Preterm babies account for a large proportion of infant deaths. More infants die from preterm-related problems than from any other single cause. […]

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 […]

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 […]