Health Alerts Impacting Pregnant Women

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As our patient, your wellbeing is our highest priority. Detailed information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the Coronavirus and pregnant women can be found on the CDC’s website. 

Virginia Women’s Center wholeheartedly supports the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) recommendation that all pregnant individuals be vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, and you or your partner have recently traveled to or plan to travel to an area where Zika is known to be present, please let your provider know.

Areas of transmission and what is known about Zika changes almost daily. Visit the CDC’s web page dedicated to providing information on the Zika virus, to stay current on the latest recommendations. And if you have questions or concerns, please call us at 804.288.4084 or send a message through our secure patient portal.

The media routinely alerts its viewers/readers about food recalls involving Listeria. Although the risk of a Listeria infection is low, it can be concerning for women who are pregnant. Listeria (also known as Listeriosis) can cause flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, and diarrhea. If there was a recent food recall involving Listeria and you consumed the affected food and have the symptoms listed above, please call our office at 804.288.4084. It’s important to remember that infection from Listeria remains extremely low.

For more information on Listeria, visit the CDC website.

Food Safety Recalls
For a list of recent food recalls, visit the FDA website. 

Drug Recalls

For a list of drug recalls, visit the FDA website.