Pregnancy is exciting, and sometimes frightening, especially if this is your first baby. From your first visit to delivery, our goal is to make pregnancy as enjoyable, safe and healthy as possible for both of you.
Pregnancy usually takes about 40 weeks from conception to delivery – although this can vary depending on the circumstances. Babies sometimes don’t keep to the schedule!
We have a wealth of online information about pregnancy and feel free to ask our medical staff about any questions or concerns you may have. We suggest making notes before an appointment so that you don’t miss anything.
If you believe you may be pregnant, call 757-595-9905 to arrange an appointment. Your first appointment will be scheduled for when you are about
eight weeks pregnant.
Although individual pregnancies differ, here’s a series of typical pregnancy visits along with tests and procedures:
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.