Postpartum Depression and the Holidays

Chandrika Balgobin, DO, PMH-C, perinatal psychiatrist for Women’s Behavioral Health Services , Shana Bellow, Ph.D., LCP, psychologist, Inova Women’s Behavioral Health Services  and Tara Croan, LCSW, PMH-C, perinatal therapist for Women’s Behavioral Health Services Editor’s note: Although “postpartum depression” is the term most people know, a more fitting term is perinatal mood and anxiety disorders,…

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Partner With Your Provider to Fight Ovarian Cancer

Annette Bicher, MD, is board-certified in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Bicher is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Felix Rutledge Society of Gynecology/Oncology, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the Society of Gynecologic Investigation. She serves as Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Inova Fairfax Hospital. To detect breast cancer…

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Cytomegalovirus: What You Should Know About CMV in Pregnancy

Luis Martin Gomez, MD, MsCE, is board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. He specializes in high-risk pregnancies and practices at Perinatal Associates of Northern Virginia and the Inova Health System. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) may be the most common virus you’ve never heard of. For most people, the virus is a minor inconvenience — if…

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Adolescent Health: What to Expect from a Teen’s First Gynecologist Appointment

Rachel K. Casey, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She is Medical Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at the Pediatric Specialists of Virginia and a member of the OB-GYN Department at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Adolescence is a time of rapid change. Girls’ bodies are growing and developing, and their brains are changing, too.…

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Is Endometriosis the Cause of Your Pelvic Pain?

Paul Tyan, MD is an OB-GYN and minimally invasive gynecological surgery expert. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Endometriosis is a common and underdiagnosed cause of chronic pelvic pain and infertility among women. Our best estimate is that around 10 percent of reproductive-age women have endometriosis.  The innermost layer of the uterus, called the…

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Larry Maxwell, MD, Named President, Inova Women’s Service Line

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Physician to lead Inova’s Nationally Ranked Women’s Services Falls Church, VA – Larry Maxwell, MD, FACOG, COL (ret) U.S. Army, has been named President, Inova Health System’s Women’s Service Line.  In this role, Dr. Maxwell is responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive, consistently high-performing service line, continuing to build upon Inova’s nationally ranked Women’s…

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New moms enjoy postpartum recovery in luxurious new childbirth suites at Inova Women’s Hospital

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New mothers: Inova wants to help you celebrate and relax in style At Inova Women’s Hospital Birthing Center (on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus), new moms can now celebrate the first moments of motherhood with carefully selected food options, amenities and services New moms can now enjoy their postpartum recovery in one of eight new luxurious…

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