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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!


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.


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.


The Best Exercises That Are Still Safe To Do While Pregnant

Moms to-be have a lot in common. Besides that so-called “glow” everyone says you have, there are swollen ankles, constipation, aches and pains, bloating, and fatigue. Let’s not forget about the fact that you can’t get a good night’s sleep. Yeah, that too.


Gift Certificates Now Available for “FUN” Ultrasounds!

Struggling to find a Christmas gift for your expectant friends? Get them a “FUN” ultrasound from Women’s Health Services of Central Virginia!


Benefits of Breastfeeding

Across the world, only about 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed. Read these tips to learn about who can breastfeed and what you should know while breastfeeding.


Group B Strep During Pregnancy

In an effort to raise awareness about Group B Streptococcus (GBS), July has been made Group B Strep awareness month. Read these frequently asked questions about GBS to stay informed during your pregnancy and help spread awareness.


What you should know about the Zika Virus

While only about 20% of people with the Zika virus experience symptoms, the greater concern about contracting the virus has been the potential link to birth defects.


Epidural Myths Debunked

More than 60 percent of women in America choose to get epidurals however, are still a lot of misconceptions about the procedure. Here are just a few of the myths surrounding epidurals:


High Risk Pregnancy Care

Perinatology is a subspecialty of obstetrics that is concerned with the care of the fetus during high-risk pregnancies. Women who are a higher risk of developing problems or complications during pregnancy are often sent to a perinatologist to ensure the pregnancy is as healthy as possible.