Tag Archives: OB/GYN

Bon Secours to Offer Free Seminar on Pelvic Floor Issues

Join us for the first My Health Café, an informal and informative panel discussion to answer the question, “What’s Up Down There?” If you’re having questions about continence, pelvic pain, gynecological surgeries or pelvic floor rehab and therapy, this is the place to get answers—and find out how you can prevent problems and get the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Common Conception Questions Answered

Many patients have questions about fertility and conception, especially if they have spent months trying for a baby. Conception is not as easy as it is made out to be in movies or even in the media, which tend to focus on accidental pregnancies. Trying for a baby takes patience and perseverance. Here are the […]

What causes abnormal bleeding?

As an OB/GYN, I frequently see patients who are experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, which includes any bleeding outside of a normal period. Many causes of abnormal bleeding can be discovered with an office visit and inexpensive laboratory tests. The most common ways to diagnose abnormal uterine bleeding are through a medical history, pelvic exam and […]

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 […]

Are my periods normal?

As an OB/GYN, I frequently see patients who are worried about whether they are experiencing abnormal bleeding. Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common problem, but its definition can vary from woman to woman. A normal menstrual cycle can varies from 21 to 35 days long, with bleeding lasting between three to five days. Your period […]

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 […]

Lenny Laureta-Bansil, DO, Joins Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center announces that Lenny Laureta-Bansil, DO, is now associated with Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center, located at 100 Kingsley Lane, Suite 100, Norfolk, VA 23505 and at 885 Kempsville Road, Suite 320, Norfolk, VA 23502.   Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center is a vital part of the Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group. Dr. Bansil […]