Blog Archive

Are You Ready to Know Your Baby's Gender? Jun 9th, 2020

First, we’d like to say congratulations on your pregnancy! It’s a thrilling experience to bring a new life into the world, and we understand that you want to do everything you can to make that entry as smooth as possible. For many parents, this means learning their unborn child’s gender...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Heavy Periods May 26th, 2020

Some periods are lighter; some are heavier. If you’re a woman who experiences fluctuations with her monthly cycle, you’ve likely grown accustomed to your personal fluctuations. When an abnormally heavy month comes along, it may be tempting to dismiss it as a rare occurrence, but if it’s heavy enough to...

5 Signs You May Have Endometriosis Apr 9th, 2020

The endometrium – tissue that lines the inside of your uterus – originates the physical changes that create your monthly menstrual cycle. This active, living tissue sometimes grows outside the uterus, causing problems that make up a condition called endometriosis. It’s an often-painful disorder with a host of symptoms and...

Common Causes of Vulvar Itching Mar 1st, 2020

The vast majority of women have experienced itching around their vulva, which is the outer area surrounding your vagina, at some point in their lives. The vulva is a sensitive area, so ongoing itching can be irritating and uncomfortable.  Because vulvar itching can be a symptom of a number of...

Why So Many Women Are Choosing IUDs for Their Birth Control Feb 19th, 2020

Convenience and reliability are the two things most women look for in birth control. IUDs are becoming increasingly popular among women for those reasons and others! Knowing how IUDs work, and why their benefits make them a great option for pregnancy prevention can help you make an informed choice about...

SculpSure®: Say Goodbye to Unwanted Fat Rolls Without Surgery Jan 10th, 2020

If you’ve lost a lot of weight but can’t seem to lose those last few stubborn pounds, that can be incredibly frustrating. Unfortunately, the “problem areas” most of us agonize over are often impossible to lose through diet and exercise alone, thanks to our genes and hormones. But that doesn’t...

What Every Woman Should Know About HPV Dec 4th, 2019

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Although there are about 100 different forms that can affect your body, about 30 of those strains are spread through sexual contact and can affect your vulva, vagina, anus, cervix, and rectum. Of those 30 that affect your genitalia, about...

Why Pelleve Skin Tightening Treatment Has Such a High Satisfaction Rate Nov 1st, 2019

When it comes to your skin, changes are inevitable as time rolls on. Many changes, though, happen where you cant see — the middle skin layer called the dermis. While exposure to the sun and other elements influences the outer layers, changes in the dermis can be hard to guard...

Don't Endure Painful Sex After Menopause: Learn About Our Vaginal Revitalization Therapy Oct 4th, 2019

Are you menopausal or perimenopausal, and starting to dread sexual encounters? Dryness and pain during intercourse can take the fun out of sex in a hurry, but not everyone feels comfortable with hormone replacement therapy. Fortunately, there’s a safe, easy way to revitalize your vagina and restore enjoyable sexual functionality. ...

Considering Liposuction: We Answer All Your Questions Sep 4th, 2019

Year after year, liposuction holds one of the top three spots in the United States among cosmetic surgical procedures, helping more than a quarter-million men and women achieve the bodies of their dreams. And today’s liposuction harnesses the power of laser technology to improve the overall experience and your outcome....

DO YOU STILL NEED YOUR GYNECOLOGIST AFTER MENOPAUSE? Jun 21st, 2016

After menopause, women still need gynecological care. Annual exams, by a gynecologist, are key to avoiding and treating many health problems common in older women. Many women think going through menopause or having a hysterectomy gives them freedom to go without an annual exam. Some discover — often after they’ve...

MENOPAUSE – SYMPTOMS & COPING TECHNIQUES Jan 11th, 2016

Menopause is different for every woman. Some experience uncomfortable symptoms while others have few discomforts. Here are some helpful tips on coping with menopausal symptoms: Hot Flashes:Common triggers include stress, alchohol, spicy foods, caffeine, cigarette smoke & heat. Daily exercise can help, walking, swimming, dancing & bicycling are all good...

ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION – STOP THE HEAVY PERIODS – FOR GOOD! Jul 20th, 2015

For many women, the thought of another heavy flow menstrual cycle can drag you down. How many times do you think, “Why can’t there just be a switch to turn off the faucet?” Well, there can be that very thing. Novasure or endometrial ablation is a procedure that is done in...

HOW TO CONTROL BELLY FAT Jul 19th, 2015

  Everyone has some form of belly fat at one point or another, yes even if you’re thin with very defined abs! A certain amount of fat is normal. An expanding waistline however can indicate a bigger issue beneath the surface, so take note. Are you carrying more weight around the middle...

BIRTH CONTROL – A PERSONALIZED APPROACH Apr 27th, 2015

While birth control is often the source of heated controversy, we believe that it centers on each woman’s individual choice. Our goal is to provide the women of Hampton Roads with birth control options that suit their unique lives while promoting optimal health. Birth control should help you accomplish the life you envision for yourself and your...