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Real Stories: COVID-19 and Pregnancy

The Washington Post published a compelling article documenting several women’s experiences contracting COVID-19 while pregnant.pregnant woman getting covid vaccine Read these women’s stories to learn firsthand how important it is to get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant to help ensure the health of you and your baby.

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CDC Recommends Pregnant Women get Coronavirus Vaccine

The CDC formally recommended that pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine on August 11th after studies have shown that it is safe.

Consult With an OBGYN at Capital Women’s Care

The board-certified OBGYNs at Capital Women’s Care recommend that all eligible people, including pregnant women, receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have more questions about the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy, contact our OBGYN office at (301) 681-9101 today!

Why You Should Never Skip A Mammogram

One of the simplest and easiest ways for women to stay on top of their health is to have a mammogram starting at age 40 and each year thereafter. It takes just minutes, results are relatively quick, and it gives you a feeling of control over your life. There are multiple reasons why you should never skip a mammogram.

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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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