Tag Archives: Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center

More Mothers Choose to Breastfeed Newborns, CDC Report Shows

A new federal report shows more women are choosing to initially breastfeed their newborns but many discontinue the healthy practice too soon. Nearly 8 out of 10 newborn infants in the United States start to breastfeed after they are born, according to this year’s Breastfeeding Report Card, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Stress Doubles Risk of Infertility, Study Shows

Women trying to conceive may be able to increase their fertility by eliminating stress from their lives. Researchers have found that not only does stress delay pregnancy, but it also doubles the risk of infertility, according to a news release from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The new study adds insight into previous research […]

Is hysterectomy the right treatment for you?

If your physician has suggested you receive a hysterectomy, you may have a lot of questions about the procedure. It’s important to get these questions answered to ensure a hysterectomy is the right choice for you. Discuss the following questions with your gynecologist before having a hysterectomy. Are you done having children? After your hysterectomy, […]

Protecting Your Heart During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, your body, including your heart, goes through tremendous changes every day. During pregnancy, the amount of blood in your body goes up 30 to 50 percent to help nourish your growing child. This increased blood volume means your heart pumps 30 to 50 percent more blood every minute, which may lead […]

Doctor-Patient Relationship Important for New Moms

Pregnancy comes with so many questions and worries. What should I eat? Should I have stopped having morning sickness?  Do babies always kick this hard? Your obstetrician or certified nurse midwife is your teammate in helping to answer these and so many more questions you will have during your pregnancy. You should develop a strong […]

Celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn about all the ways to prevent, detect and treat a cancer that affects around half a million women worldwide each year. Cervical cancer is most often caused by human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease. The vaccine for HPV can help prevent most cases […]

Bon Secours Offers DocShop to help expectant parents find an OB/GYN

Pregnancy can be stressful, but finding a healthcare provider to help bring the baby into the world doesn’t have to be. Bon Secours for Women is sponsoring DocShop, a chance to meet and talk to multiple obstetricians and certified nurse midwives. The event’s goal is to help expectant parents or parents trying to conceive find […]

Find the Truth Behind Pregnancy Myths

When you are pregnant, you will hear advice from a variety of sources. While it is all well-intentioned, unfortunately many myths surround pregnant moms, causing undue stress and possibly having negative effects on their growing babies. You can eat for two when you are pregnant. In reality, pregnancy only requires about 300 extra calories per […]

Plan for a Healthy Pregnancy Before Conception

When you decide you are ready to have a child, your first stop should be your OB/GYN’s office for a preconception checkup. Preconception visits are important since your baby begins developing organs only 17 days after fertilization, about the time of your missed period. To ensure your baby grows well, you should take steps to […]

Dr. Emily Thomson Joins Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center announces that Emily Thomson, DO, has joined Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center, a Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group practice. Dr. Thomson earned her bachelor of science at the University of California in Los Angeles, Calif. and received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of […]