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Dr. Darryn Band Named Bethesda Magazine Top Doctor

Capital Women’s Care is proud to announce that Dr. Darryn Band has been named to the Bethesda Magazine Top Doctor list. Doctors named to this list are specially selected by Professional Research Services (PRS).

Dr. Darryn Band was nominated by fellow physicians who have deemed him the best in their field of practice. We would like to congratulate Dr. Band for continuing to exemplify what it means to be an exceptional obstetrician and gynecologist.

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New CDC Guidelines: COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

The CDC has announced new data concerning the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant people.

CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “The vaccines are safe and effective, and it has never been more urgent to increase vaccinations as we face the highly transmissible Delta variant and see severe outcomes from COVID-19 among unvaccinated pregnant people.”

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COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people age 12 and older. This includes people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to become pregnant, or may become pregnant in the future. Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more vulnerable and more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19.

The board-certified OBGYNs at Capital Women’s Care recommend that all eligible individuals get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore A Heavy Menstrual Flow

Most women become familiar with the frequency and typical flow during their period. If something changes, women notice. It could be a missed cycle or two, or suddenly having a heavier than “normal” flow. When any changes occur, it’s important to see your doctor. There are some serious reasons why you shouldn’t ignore a heavy menstrual flow.

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Self Care Tips For Women Who Suffer From Fibroids

When you have symptoms from fibroids, the pain and disruption they cause can take over your life. These benign tumors in the uterus affect women in their thirties, forties, and right up to menopause. The pain can be relentless and the excessive bleeding can lead to anemia. It’s not easy when you have a family to care for each day, but try some of these self care tips for women who suffer from fibroids.

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What To Do After You Get A Positive Pregnancy Test

Surprise, you’re pregnant! If this truly is a surprise, stay calm, talk with your partner and consider all your options. The truth is no one can tell you exactly what to do after you get a positive pregnancy test. You might be thrilled to begin or increase your family, be upset because it’s a surprise and it’s not part of your plans, or you may have emotions somewhere in between. However you react, here are some guidelines.

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Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Effective in Pregnant, Lactating Women, Research Shows

According to a study published Thursday, March 25th in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19COVID-19 Vaccine vaccines are effective in pregnant and lactating women, who can pass protective antibodies to newborns”. In said study, researchers “looked at 131 women who received either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19” and found that “the vaccine-induced antibody levels were equivalent in pregnant and lactating women, compared to non-pregnant women”.

They also found that “the antibody levels were ‘strikingly higher’ than those resulting from coronavirus infection during pregnancy”. The study “also found the mons’ antibodies were present in their umbilical cord blood and breast milk, suggesting they pass on immunity to their babies”.

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