Tag Archives: obstetrician

Early Detection Key to Breast Cancer Treatment

Early detection remains the best weapon in the fight against breast cancer. When cancer is detected early, it improves your chances for successful treatment. The three ways to screen for breast cancer are mammograms, clinical breast exams and magnetic resonance imaging – a test for women who have a family history of breast cancer, certain […]

Many Women Begin Pregnancy Overweight, Report Shows

More than half of women start their pregnancies weighing too much, potentially putting themselves and their baby at risk for complications and lasting health problems. A new federal report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more than 50 percent of women were overweight or obese when they started their pregnancies in […]

Pregnancy Complications May Increase Risk for Heart Disease

Complications during pregnancy may signal heart disease later in life for women. Gestational high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and preterm birth not only pose potential health risks to the baby and mother during pregnancy, but are also associated with an increased risk for heart disease later in life. While pregnancy complications have not been found to […]

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Protection, Doctors Urge

All pregnant women should get a flu shot to protect themselves and their infants, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. New data show that all pregnant women, regardless of the trimester, should receive the influenza vaccination, a news release from ACOG states. Several studies in recent years have demonstrated the safety of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prioritize Your Health By Going Outside

It’s an amazing time to be outside and take advantage of the health benefits of the season. Women are especially poised to benefit, since we tend to get caught up in all of the needs of the other people in our lives and neglect what is important for ourselves. The kids are out of school, […]