Avoiding Drugs During Pregnancy – For Your Unborn Baby’s Sake

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While you are pregnant, everything that you do has an effect on your baby. The amount of sleep you get, the kinds of food you eat, and how much exercise you get every day all impact your baby’s health and growth. It is important to know that everything you put into your body will also… Read more

The Best Pregnancy Exercises

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The discovery that you’re expecting brings many questions – especially if this is your first pregnancy. Your body is constantly changing as your baby grows; sometimes not always in the most pleasant ways. You may notice your ankles swelling, that your back aches, or that you’re far more prone to bloating than you have ever… Read more

RhoGAM Shot – What is Rh+ and Rh-?

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In the early stages of your pregnancy, there are myriad tests to which you’ll be submitted. One of those tests will determine whether you have the Rhesus protein; in other words, whether you are Rh-positive or Rh-negative. This protein lives on the surface of the red blood cells of 85 percent of the population. For… Read more

How Pregnancy Affects your Sleep

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Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. The changes to your body mean that a new life is taking shape. The incredible process of the growth of a child leads to many physical and emotional changes in the weeks and months ahead. One of first changes pregnant mothers notice is… Read more

New Pap Smear Guidelines

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The United States Preventive Services Task Force has issued recent guidelines for screening for cervical cancer. As a woman, it is important to know how this affects you and your healthcare. At Virginia Beach OBGYN, we are committed to providing you with all you need to take charge of your health. What Causes Cervical Cancer?… Read more

What Are the Signs That You May Be Pregnant?

How do you know if you may be pregnant?

  Do you wonder if you could be pregnant? Without having a pregnancy test, it is impossible to be completely sure. Days before your first missed period, your body could send you signals, telling you that something is changing. Even if you are not trying to conceive, it is important to be aware of the… Read more

Bleeding After Sex – Causes & Concerns

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                        If you find blood following intercourse and you are not menstruating, it can be alarming. Post-coital bleeding affects as many as nine percent of women of child-bearing age and may be the result of various conditions. In many cases, there is no underlying… Read more

Top 5 Things to Know Before Your First Gynecology Exam

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Seeing a gynecologist is a necessary part of being a woman – and should begin sooner rather than later. As recommend by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), teenage girls should schedule their first visit with an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) between the ages of 13 and 15. Knowing what to expect ahead of time… Read more

Can Birth Control Affect Libido and Sexual Drive?

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When considering birth control options, there are many factors to take into account. Hormonal birth control, in particular, can vary in terms of side effects, as you are introducing artificial hormones into your body. There are many types of hormonal birth control, including: Oral Contraceptives Contraceptive Ring (NuvaRing) Birth Control Shot (Depo-Provera) Birth Control Implant… Read more

What Should I Eat When Pregnant?

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What Should I Eat When Pregnant? While pregnant, it can be tough to know what foods are best eat, and what to avoid. Suddenly, you’re not just eating for yourself but for your growing child and have concerns about making the right choices. Pregnant women are often hungrier, but it is important to eat foods… Read more