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How to Be Doubly Prepared When Having Twins

Here’s a quick math lesson. 1 + 1 = ?

TWO. That’s the answer, and it’s also how many little ones you’ll be having if you’re expecting twins! Although you may have expected that answer, you may not know exactly what to prepare for during and after your pregnancy, so here are a few tips!

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Access to Your Health Information

We support our patients having access to their health information through the Patient Portal. Beyond the Patient Portal, we can enable certain mobile apps that meet requisite technical specification and security requirements to provide you access to your health information in a safe and secure way. Currently no mobile apps have been configured to connect to our system. Our website, whscv.com, will be updated if any additional apps become available for you to use to access your health information. Please contact our office if you have questions.

Category: Uncategorized

Your Guide for Reducing Your Risk for Birth Defects

Birth defects are more common than you may think. In fact, about 1 in 33 babies born in the US has a birth defect, according to the CDC.

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7 Conditions That Can Cause Sporadic Spotting Between Periods

Noticing a few spots of blood between periods can be worrisome, and although women may see spots in their underwear or on toilet tissue, there are usually benign reasons for these occurrences. Here are seven conditions that can cause sporadic spotting between periods in addition to when you should be concerned enough to seek medical advice.

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New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines You Should Know

If you have been confused in the past by changes in breast cancer screening guidelines, buckle up! Recently, more changes have been passed down as guidelines, so it’s important to make sure you’re knowledgeable. 

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Signs of Gestational Diabetes You Probably Won’t Notice

According to the CDC it is estimated that between 2 to 10 percent of American women will develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancy. You may think it can’t happen to you because you’ve never experienced diabetes. Unfortunately, that is not the way it works.

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The Importance of Your Regularly Scheduled Pap Smear

Pap smears, also known as Pap tests, help to identify suspicious cells in your cervix that could signal a precancerous condition.

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Sleeping Better After Menopause

If night sweats and day sweats aren’t enough to ruin a normal day, now your clothes seem to be shrinking a bit. At least that’s what you keep telling yourself. Now the knockout punch comes; you begin to realize how menopause can affect your sleep schedule.

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Category: Menopause

12 Potential Causes of Your Uterine Pain

There are a number of reasons that a woman may experience discomfort in her pelvic region. Among the 12 potential causes of your uterine pain, some are more worrisome than others.

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Category: Gynecology

Announcement: Centra Visitation Restrictions

Women’s Health is posting this to inform our patients of a recent change to Centra protcol.

Due to the increased prevalence of flu in our area, all Centra facilities are implementing temporary visitation restrictions. In order to protect our patients and staff from flu and other infectious diseases, the following precautionary measures are effective immediately;

  • Visitation is limited to healthy adults
  • Please do not visit if you are sick, have a fever, cough, runny nose sore throat, headache, muscle or joint pain
  • For protection of children and patients, it is highly recommended children not be brought into any Centra facility unless medical attention is needed
  • Please no more than two visitors at a time per patient

If you have any additional questions that have not been answered above, please contact Women’s Health Services of Central Virginia today by calling (434) 239-7890.