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Anthem Negotiations

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. — In last-minute negotiations, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care came to an agreement Monday, saving thousands of women in Hampton Roads from


Pregestational Diabetes

What is pregestational diabetes? Pregestational diabetes is defined as having the diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes before becoming pregnant. Diabetes occurs when the body does not


What is a healthy diet?

A healthy diet consists of well-balanced meals at each meal. A well-balanced meal includes a combination of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, as well as a variety of colors.


I’m pregnant. Now what?

Finding out you are pregnant can bring on many different emotions, and some may feel overwhelming. It is important to take the appropriate steps to start on the


What is a colposcopy?

A colposcopy is an exam that uses a magnifying device to view the cervix, allowing examiners to see problems that cannot be seen by the eye alone.



If you have received samples of Similac from our office or received/bought Similac recently please read this information regarding how to check your products. The following


Safe Infant Sleep

Sudden Infant Death, or SIDS, occurs before 1 year of age and is often sleep-related. SIDS remains a significant problem in the U.S. It is important for new mothers



Libido, or sexual desire, is different for everyone. There is no “normal” level of sex drive. In addition, libido can fluctuate and vary throughout a woman’s life. In fact,


What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the body’s bones become thin, brittle, and weak often leading to fractures and an increased risk of disability and death. Osteoporosis is five


Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence, or urine leakage, is a very common condition among women. Almost 1 in 4 women experience urinary incontinence, so don’t be afraid to speak up to your


Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose, or sugar, in the blood. Some women develop diabetes for the first time during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is caused


Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy can be safe and improve health outcomes. Some benefits of regular exercise include: Reduced back pain Relieved constipation Decreased risk of gestational diabetes,


Postpartum Changes

Over the course of a pregnancy, your body changes a lot! But even after giving birth, your body will continue to change. Here are a few


Prenatal Care Schedule

During pregnancy, you will need to have regular and frequent visits with your provider in order to keep you and your baby healthy. Below is a standard timeline to


What is a menstrual cup?

A menstrual cup is a small, flexible cup made of latex or silicone that can be inserted into the vagina to contain bleeding during menstruation. The cup snugly rests


Period Cramps

Pain with menstruation, or dysmenorrhea, is experienced by more than half of women for at least 1 to 2 days each month. Other symptoms can include diarrhea, nausea,


Postpartum Depression

What is postpartum depression? Postpartum depression is present in almost 10% of women and usually presents 1-3 weeks after childbirth. Postpartum depression can occur in any mother after



Breastfeeding often begins within the first hour of a baby’s life, so it is important to discuss details regarding breastfeeding prior to delivery. The American Academy


Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen Sclerosus is a chronic, inflammatory, skin disorder. It can affect any area of the body but is most commonly seen in the female genital region.


Is this menopause?

Menopause is defined as the 12-month period after a woman’s last menstruation. Perimenopause, or menopausal transition, is defined as the years leading up to a woman’s last period,


COVID-19 Precautions

Your safety is our top priority always and especially in these uncertain times concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). We want you to know that at Peninsula Women’s


After Hours Contact

If you have any concerns after hours do not hesitate to call us at 757-595-9905. The answering service will immediately contact the provider on call who will


Fetal kick count

You should feel your baby’s movement – rolls, kicks, or flutters – between 18 and 25 weeks. Ideally, you will feel 10 “kicks” within a two-hour period or


Morphology scans

These are a type of ultrasound to closely examine and measure your baby’s anatomy and can take up to 45 minutes. Medical staff usually schedule the scan


Permanent Sterilization

When you are sure your family is complete you may wish to discuss permanent sterilization with your medical provider. Permanent sterilization cannot be reversed and does not prevent HIV



It is important to eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. A proper diet includes: ProteinsCarbohydratesVitaminsFatsMineralsYour daily food choices should include:9 servings of bread, cereal, rice or pasta4


Vitamin Supplements

We recommended a vitamin supplement containing at least 600 micrograms of folic acid (a naturally occurring B vitamin that helps with your baby’s development) and 300 milligrams of DHA


Weight Gain

During pregnancy, a woman of normal weight will usually gain between 25-35 pounds. If you are overweight, we recommend a weight gain of 15-25 pounds; if you are



Generally, we recommend that pregnant women should not work over eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. We usually advise against working for women



Most pregnant women can continue to exercise although some changes to their routine may be necessary. Women with these conditions should not exercise:Preterm labor or risk factors



The best time to travel during pregnancy is usually during the middle part of your pregnancy – from 14-28 weeks. At this time, most morning sickness has resolved


Treatment of Gynecologic Issues

Some gynecologic issues should be addressed as soon as possible. Vaginal discharge Breast issues including lumps and other abnormalities Vaginal prolapse Abnormal cycles Painful intercourse Vaginal


Infertility Treatment

Infertility means not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least six months to a year. About 10 to 15 percent of couples are


Vaginal Infections

Disorders of the vagina may be caused by infections, inflammation or normal changes. Symptoms of an infection may be vaginal discharge, odor, itching and/or discomfort or


Breast Health

An annual clinical breast exam is part of an annual Well-Women exam. We recommend an annual screening mammogram starting at age 40 to 45. Monthly


Menstrual Irregularities

There are many reasons why you may experience irregular menstrual bleeding. Most menstrual cycles last from 28-35 days with bleeding lasting about 5 days. It is


Menopause Management

Menopause is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period and marks the end of your menstrual cycle. Menopause can happen in your


Adolescent Health

Gynecological exams are not needed until age 21 unless you have ever been sexually active or are having problems with your menstrual cycle, vaginal discharge or breast abnormalities.


Pain Management During Labor

Pain management during labor is often one of the biggest decisions you will have to make and there are several options including intravenous pain medications, epidural anesthesia or natural



The Newport News Department of Human Services and He Intends Victory Ministry are two organizations we support. A family Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas breakfast and gifts are


Zika virus

I am pregnant. How will Zika virus affect me or my unborn baby? Find the answers to these and many more questions related to the Zika virus here »

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