It’s May–a Time for Moms and Mothers-to-be!

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The Women’s Health Center at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is celebrating moms and babies year-round with an expanded offering of services and classes.

“Being pregnant is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming,” explains Meagan Pa, RN. “That’s why Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center offers a variety of services and classes to support moms.”

Meagan is one of three lactation consultants with the Women’s Health Center at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. As a busy mom of four young children, Meagan understands what moms are going through. That’s why she’s spearheading the breast feeding and postpartum support groups.

“Both of those groups meet on the same day at the same place, and we do that on purpose because one of the most common challenges facing pregnant women and women in the postpartum period is postpartum mood and anxiety disorder,” explains Pa. “This allows women to come in from birth to all the way to baby’s first birthday and talk to other moms that are also going through the same thing.”

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center also offers maternity tours in both English and Spanish. The goal is to educate families about the exemplary, quality care offered right here in our community.

“The Women’s Health Center at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is a very special place to deliver your baby,” says Pa. “We have a wide variety of services, a low C-section rate, and a level 2 NICU supported by our partnership with Children’s National Health System.”

To learn more about services, hospital tours, support groups and classes, call 1-800-Sentara or visit sentara.com/woodbridge-virginia/classesevents.aspx.

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