Breast cancer affects one in every eight women. It is the most common female cancer in the United States, and despite decreasing mortality it remains the second leading cause of cancer death among American women.
Vaccines help protect both you and your baby from serious diseases. From the beginning of pregnancy, you and your baby are sharing everything. That means when you get vaccines, you aren’t only protecting yourself, but you’re providing your baby with some early protection too!
If you are a breast cancer survivor suffering from vulvovaginal atrophy dyspareunia (painful sex) and have a severe contraindication to hormonal therapy or are concerned about the side-effects of using local estrogen therapy, lubricants, or moisturizing agents, there is a better way!
The symptoms of lichen sclerosus are irritation, dryness, intense itching and tearing of the vulvar skin. The patient may also experience scar and adhesion formation, secondary ulcerations and white blanching of the tissue.
Peninsula Women’s Care is pleased to offer you a new service that sends your ultrasound images direct to your cell phone or email.
Exciting news regarding our return to Anthem as in-network providers.
It is Peninsula Women's Care's mission to continually bring the best in skilled, compassionate and knowledgeable medical care and education to women. See our list of commonly accepted insurance carriers below.
We are delighted to announce that Peninsula Women's Care is now normally able to accommodate same day and next day appointments.
Effective January 1, 2018 our region will combine with the South region to form the TRICARE East Region. Humana Military will be the regional contractor for the East and Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS) is the new claims processor.
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.
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!
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!
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!
We perform deliveries at Mary Immaculate Hospital.
This is where you will find a list of vaccinations and immunizations that we recommend.
Our office is going to be collecting donations for St. Mary’s Home. Please help us make a difference!
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.
Here is a list of typical blood work that may be ordered by our medical staff.
These are a type of ultrasound to closely examine and measure your baby’s anatomy and can take up to 45 minutes.
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.
It is important to eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. A proper diet includes:
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.
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.
Here are a list of some special concerns you may have and how you should handle them.
Generally, we recommend that pregnant women should not work over eight hours a day or 40 hours a week.
Most pregnant women can continue to exercise although some changes to their routine may be necessary.
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.
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.
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.
Some gynecologic issues that should be addressed as soon as possible.
We recommend a complete gynecologic exam every year to maintain good health and treat any issues.
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.
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.
The normal length of a woman’s menstrual cycle is approximately 5 days and occurs every 28 to 35 days.
Mid-Atlantic Imaging Center, an affiliated provider group, has five locations that offer mammography and bone density scans.
Disorders of the vagina may be caused by infections, inflammation or normal changes.
A number of different birth control methods are available. Your medical provider will examine you and recommend those that meet your needs.
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.
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.
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.
Menopause is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period and marks the end of menstrual cycles.
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.
If you have asked yourself this question and live in the Hampton Roads area, better yet, if you live in Newport News, Hampton, York County, Poquoson, or Williamsburg look no further!
Here is a list of Gynecologic procedures and surgeries that we offer at Peninsula Women's Care.
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.
Thank you to everyone that came out to donate or purchase goodies at our 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.
You’ll also see the Peninsula Women’s Care Team at the Walk for Life
We’re pleased to support Blue Jeans for Babies which raises funds for the March of Dimes.
HIV/AIDS effects millions of people worldwide. See how these Women fight back.
The Newport News Department of Human Services and He Intends Victory Ministry are two organizations we support.
I am pregnant. How will Zika virus affect me or my unborn baby?