pregnancy

Varicose Veins: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

the MWHC Blog Team March 01, 2016

Understanding Varicose Veins. About 55 percent of American women suffer from some sort of venous disorder, with varicose veins topping…

Healthy Habits for a Healthy Pregnancy

the MWHC Blog Team May 18, 2016

Managing Gestational Diabetes Yields Long-Term Benefits Christine Leonard is the proud mother of three sons. With each child, she developed…

The Story of the Zika Virus Shouldn’t End with the Rio Olympics

the MWHC Blog Team August 23, 2016

As with many Olympiads of years’ past, the conversation leading up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro,…

What to expect during pregnancy if you have a heart condition

Tamika Auguste, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist February 01, 2017

Common tests during pregnancy include ultrasounds and blood sugar screenings. But heart tests – such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) – are…

2 reasons we’re seeing more high-risk pregnancies in D.C.

Tamika Auguste, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist March 28, 2017

We care for about 3,500 pregnant women every year. While that number has remained fairly steady over the past decade,…

Are D.C. residents at risk for Zika virus?

Glenn Wortmann, MD, Section Director, Infectious Diseases May 11, 2017

An April 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 1 in 10 pregnant women…