A New Me

By Reena Talreja-Pelaez, MD It’s time of year for new beginnings and New Year’s Resolutions!  Many patients share their New Year’s goals and aspirations with us. Often health-related, these resolutions range from exercising more to eating healthier to taking vitamins.  And as we all know, many of these resolutions fall by the wayside within weeks… Read more

The Great Elixir

What if we told you that there was an elixir on planet earth that could help protect your baby from ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, and many other ailments. What if this so-called elixir lasted into your child’s teenage years thus reducing his/her risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and allergies. Would… Read more

5 Tips to Help With Recovery After Delivery

Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body. So we put together some tips that will help with the healing process after delivering a baby. This by no means is a substitute for what your doctor advises you to do. Rest This is a pretty obvious tip, but can often be forgotten or ignored…. Read more


In the past, many women thought of menopause as a sign that their lives were nearly over because they no longer felt useful. That they could no longer enjoy intimacy or bear any children. This was the past and fortunately today, women view menopause as a new and exciting phase of life. Maintaining a healthy… Read more

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean – VBAC

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean - VBAC

Your last delivery was a C-Section and you are pregnant again. Should you attempt a vaginal birth this time? The answer requires an in-depth look at what prompted the need for a C-Section in the first place, your personal wishes and how your pregnancy is progressing. Once all of the facts are known, making a… Read more

Foods to Avoid While Pregnant

Good and Bad Foods

Now that you are pregnant you are literally eating for two. While most of the emphasis on nutrition will be on providing your baby with all of the nutrients needed to support growth, there are some foods which can potentially cause harm to you and your baby. Some of these foods are common and would… Read more

What is the difference between obstetrics and gynecology?

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and gynecology are medical specialties that focus on two different aspects of the female reproductive system. At Virginia Beach OBGYN we provide care to women in all phases of their lives whether they are having a baby or are past menopause. Obstetrics deals with the care of the pregnant women, the unborn baby, labor… Read more

The Zika Virus

Zika Virus

The Zika virus has been in the news lately and many of our maternity patients are confused and alarmed due to conflicting data and heartbreaking photos of South American babies born with smaller than average head size. The facts about Zika are simple; the virus only can affect a woman if she is already pregnant…. Read more

A Postpartum Physician’s Perspective…. By Ilene Goldstein, M.D.

“Molly Lovebug” Eight weeks ago today was my due date. Forty-eight hours later, Molly was born. Two months of crying (both mom and baby), laughing (with and at each other) and I am finally ready to blog about it all. I tried to write a post about two weeks postpartum, but my husband gently commented… Read more