Health Alerts Impacting Pregnant Women

Zika
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.

Listeria
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

ATTENTION ALL VWC MOMS-TO-BE

The flu has been merciless this year. So much so that RVA hospitals, including Bon Secours and HCA Virginia, now are limiting visitors to protect patients, visitors and healthcare providers.

Visitors must be 18 years old | Visitors are limited to 2 at a time | Anyone with flu-like symptoms (coughing, sneezing, fever, etc) is asked not to visit and will be asked to leave if demonstrating symptoms

If you’re having a baby or surgery, please make sure your family and friends know that visitation is limited. And, if you haven’t already gotten the flu shot, it’s not too late.