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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

August 12: Prenatal Testing Options

If you and your partner are considering pregnancy or are newly pregnant, you might be amazed and/or overwhelmed with the number of prenatal testing options available. There are three different types of genetic testing that are offered during pregnancy. Carrier testing of both parents will detect if either parent is a carrier of a certain genetic […]