Tag Archives: women’s health

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 […]

Don’t live with the stress of stress incontinence

Stress incontinence is a common problem, but it’s not an aspect of aging that you have to live with. Though many women won’t talk about incontinence issues, I urge you to speak to your OB/GYN about your options if you are facing problems with incontinence. In some cases, physical therapy and behavioral changes can help, […]

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 […]

Live Longer Together

Multiple studies have shown that married men and women tend to live longer than their single counterparts, reaping both the mental and physical health benefits of marriage. Marriage increases mental health, reducing symptoms of depression though studies don’t show why mental health is improved. Some researchers believe the social connection and intimate relationship provided by […]

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 […]

Bon Secours Brings Relationship and Marriage Expert Mark Gungor to Norfolk

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Oct. 28, 2013) – Mark Gungor, the internationally recognized author, relationship speaker and pastor, is coming to Norfolk on November 20. His book, “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage,” features the humor Gungor uses to bolster relationships. Based on actual information on how the brains of men and women work […]