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Peninsula Women’s Care is transitioning to electronic medical records

Peninsula Women’s Care is transitioning to electronic medical records

Peninsula Women's Care is transitioning to electronic medical records. The registration process and appointments may take longer as we become more familiar with our new system. Thank you in advance.

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An Important Announcement About July’s Office Hours

An Important Announcement About July’s Office Hours

The office will be closed the morning of Thursday July 13. We will reopen at 2pm. We will be closed all day Friday July 14. We are closing for training.

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Fundraiser at Waters Edge Church in Hampton

Fundraiser at Waters Edge Church in Hampton

Please join us on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am until 3pm at Waters Edge Church in Hampton to help us raise money for a church build in Tanzania! We will have LulaRoe Consultants, Mary Kay, Young Living and Rodan + Fields. We will also have food and drinks to purchase and a raffle. Please come and help us support this great cause!

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Walk 4 Life Bake Sale

Walk 4 Life Bake Sale

We are having a bake sale to raise money for our Walk 4 Life team that benefits Care Net Resource Pregnancy Center. Join us all week from Monday, March 13th through Friday, March 17, 2017, for some freshly baked goodies!

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The Pee-Pee Monster Challenge

The Pee-Pee Monster Challenge

This is the first in a series of tips to help with controlling the challenges of staying dry and in control of the Pee-Pee Monster!

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After Hours Contact

After Hours Contact

If you have any concerns after hours do not hesitate to call us at 757-595-9905

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Delivery at Mary Immaculate Hospital

Delivery at Mary Immaculate Hospital

We perform deliveries at Mary Immaculate Hospital.

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Vaccinations and immunizations

Vaccinations and immunizations

This is where you will find a list of vaccinations and immunizations that we recommend.

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Collecting Donations for St. Mary’s Home

Collecting Donations for St. Mary’s Home

Our office is going to be collecting donations for St. Mary’s Home. Please help us make a difference!

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Fetal kick count

Fetal kick count

You should feel your baby’s movement – rolls, kicks or flutters – between 18 and 25 weeks. Ideally you will feel 10 “kicks” within a two hour period or less. 

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Typical Blood Work

Typical Blood Work

Here is a list of typical blood work that may be ordered by our medical staff.

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Morphology scans

Morphology scans

These are a type of ultrasound to closely examine and measure your baby’s anatomy and can take up to 45 minutes. 

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Permanent Sterilization

Permanent Sterilization

When you are sure your family is complete you may wish to discuss permanent sterilization with your medical provider. Permanent sterilization cannot be reversed and does not prevent HIV or STDs.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

It is important to eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. A proper diet includes:

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Vitamin Supplements

Vitamin Supplements

We recommended a vitamin supplement containing at least 600 micrograms of folic acid (a naturally occurring B vitamin that helps with your baby’s development) and 300 milligrams of DHA (a fatty acid found in the meat of cold water fish that also helps with your baby’s development) before and during pregnancy. 

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Weight gain

Weight gain

During pregnancy a woman of normal weight will usually gain between 25-35 pounds. If you are overweight to begin with we recommend a weight gain of 15-25 pounds and if you are obese, 10 to 15 pounds.

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Special Concerns

Special Concerns

Here are a list of some special concerns you may have and how you should handle them.

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Work

Work

Generally, we recommend that pregnant women should not work over eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. 

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Exercise

Exercise

Most pregnant women can continue to exercise although some changes to their routine may be necessary. 

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She Will Rise Women’s Conference

She Will Rise Women’s Conference

Dr. O’Connell would like to personally invite you to the Water’s Edge Church She Will Rise Women’s Conference. Fellowship and worship with some incredible women.

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Important Announcement: Hepatitis A

Important Announcement: Hepatitis A

If you ate strawberries at any Tropical Smoothie location in Virginia, in food or smoothies, between August 5th and August 8th, you may have been exposed to Hepatitis A. 

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Travel

Travel

The best time to travel during pregnancy is usually during the middle part of your of pregnancy – from 14-28 weeks. At this time, most morning sickness has resolved and there is not the risk of preterm labor. 

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Warning signs – When to call the doctor

Warning signs – When to call the doctor

Call our office immediately at 757-595-9905 if you have any of the following: 

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Treatment of Gynecologic Issues

Treatment of Gynecologic Issues

Some gynecologic issues that should be addressed as soon as possible.

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Annual Pelvic and Breast Exam/Well Woman Exam

Annual Pelvic and Breast Exam/Well Woman Exam

We recommend a complete gynecologic exam every year to maintain good health and treat any issues.

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Infertility Treatment

Infertility Treatment

Infertility means not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least six months to a year. About 10 to 15 percent of couples are infertile.

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Pre-Conception Counseling

Pre-Conception Counseling

Having a child will change your life. It is also a major medical concern. You’ll require specialized care to ensure that you and your baby remain as healthy as possible.

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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding

Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding

The normal length of a woman’s menstrual cycle is approximately 5 days and occurs every 28 to 35 days.

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Mammogram & Bone Density Scans

Mammogram & Bone Density Scans

Mid-Atlantic Imaging Center, an affiliated provider group, has five locations that offer mammography and bone density scans.

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Vaginal Infections

Vaginal Infections

Disorders of the vagina may be caused by infections, inflammation or normal changes.

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Birth Control/Contraception

Birth Control/Contraception

A number of different birth control methods are available. Your medical provider will examine you and recommend those that meet your needs.

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STDs (Sexually transmitted diseases)

STDs (Sexually transmitted diseases)

Sometimes sexually transmitted diseases or STD’s may cause vaginal or cervical infections. A special culture or test must be done to diagnosis these types of infections.

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Breast Health

Breast Health

An annual clinical breast exam is part of an annual well women exam. We recommend an annual screening mammogram starting at age 40 to 45.

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Menstrual Irregularities

Menstrual Irregularities

There are many reasons why you may experience irregular menstrual bleeding. Most menstrual cycles last from 28-35 days with bleeding lasting about 5 days.

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Menopause Management

Menopause Management

Menopause is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period and marks the end of menstrual cycles.

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Adolescent Health

Adolescent Health

Gynecological exams are not needed until age 21 unless you have ever been sexually active or are having problems with your menstrual cycle, vaginal discharge or breast abnormalities.

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Gynecologic Procedures & Surgeries

Gynecologic Procedures & Surgeries

Here is a list of Gynecologic procedures and surgeries that we offer at Peninsula Women's Care.

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Pain Management During Labor

Pain Management During Labor

Pain management during labor is often one of the biggest decisions you will have to make and there are several options including intravenous pain medications, epidural anesthesia or natural labor which uses techniques other than medication.

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Thank You

Thank You

Thank you to everyone that came out to donate or purchase goodies at our bake sale.

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Bake Sale

Bake Sale

We are having a bake sale to raise money for our Walk for Life team that benefits Care Net Resource Pregnancy Center. The bake sale is today.

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Walk for Life

Walk for Life

You’ll also see the Peninsula Women’s Care Team at the Walk for Life

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Blue Jeans for Babies

Blue Jeans for Babies

We’re pleased to support Blue Jeans for Babies which raises funds for the March of Dimes. 

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Raising Money for a Good Cause

Raising Money for a Good Cause

HIV/AIDS effects millions of people worldwide. See how these Women fight back.

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NNDHS and HIVM

NNDHS and HIVM

The Newport News Department of Human Services and He Intends Victory Ministry are two organizations we support.

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Zika virus

Zika virus

I am pregnant. How will Zika virus affect me or my unborn baby?

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