VPFW’s family of outstanding physicians exclusively focused on women’s health features specialists in all aspects of women’s medicine related to obstetrics. Here you’ll find everything you need to help you take charge of your health and your pre- and postpartum well-being. VPFW offers our patients expert services in these fields:
- Pre-Conception Care
- Complete Prenatal & Postnatal Care
- High Risk Pregnancy
When you’re planning to become pregnant, you may consider scheduling a Pre-conception Care visit. You and your doctor can discuss any current medical conditions you may have, any medications you are currently taking, or any concerns you have regarding your personal family history. This will help to identify conditions that may affect a future pregnancy or the health of a fetus. Often, such conditions respond to intervention, enhancing your odds of a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and baby.
Complete Prenatal & Postnatal Care
Virginia Physicians for Women offers prenatal and postnatal care that nurtures the well-being of both you and your child. Since your physical and psychological health directly affects your baby, your doctor will continually assess your condition during your pregnancy. You’ll be screened for disease, high-risk conditions, and other issues, and your emotional status will be monitored. Together, you and your doctor can make adjustments or take action as needed to ensure your health and the health of your baby.
It’s a fact: women who receive early and regular prenatal care are more likely to have healthier babies. If your doctor identifies yours as a high-risk pregnancy, it’s even more critical that you get regular, specialized care. In addition to careful monitoring to catch issues before they become problems, your doctor may recommend counseling in nutrition, exercise, stress management and other topics. And if after the birth you or your baby requires specialized care, your physician will help you learn to attend to your own needs while you attend to the needs of your newborn.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Zika Virus
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Postpartum Depression: More Than the “Baby Blues”
Postpartum depression is more than the “baby blues,” it’s a legitimate medical condition with serious consequences for new moms who don’t get the help they desperately need. In fact, suicide is the #1 cause of death for women in their first year after giving birth. New moms with feelings of hopelessness and anxiety that last more than 2-3 weeks after giving birth could have postpartum depression. It’s so important for new moms to SHARE YOUR FEELINGS and ASK FOR HELP — two critical steps for recognizing the problem and getting on the path to recovery. Postpartum depression is NOT your fault. Watch one family’s heartbreaking story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sODcGAeGjo and talk to your VPFW doctor today if you have questions or concerns.
For other questions, please refer to our Frequent Patient Questions document.
At VPFW, you will see a doctor at every appointment, instead of just a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant as in some practices. Additionally, same-day appointments are available when you call us before 10 a.m., so you can always see a doctor when you need to. That’s the VPFW difference.