Recovering After a Miscarriage


Emotional Healing After a Miscarriage The loss of a child through miscarriage can be a difficult and emotional experience. Even in the early weeks of pregnancy, many women develop a strong bond with their unborn child and feel a deep sense of loss when miscarriage occurs. Common responses include shock or denial, disappointment or anger, […]

February 10: Infertility and When to See Your OB-GYN


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 difficulty getting pregnant. If you are trying to conceive, you may consider having an evaluation for infertility if you experience the following: If you are under […]

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 […]

Your Third Trimester in Pregnancy

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Content provided by: Virginia Women’s Center 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]