Medical information is ideally obtained by your health care provider directly or by reliable internet resources. The professional staff at Capital Women’s Care has carefully reviewed the links below to provide sources that promote women’s health. Please note: we cannot always guarantee their validity, nor do we always agree with their content.
COVID-19 / Coronavirus
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) https://www.acog.org/patient-resources/faqs/pregnancy/coronavirus-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding
ACOG is following the COVID-19 situation very closely as well. This website for patients will be “updated as ACOG learns new information for pregnant and breastfeeding women.” “Please note…this page is not meant to give specific medical advise and is for informational reference only. Medical advice should be provided by your doctor or other health care professional.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
The CDC website contains the most up to date information regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay informed by signing up to receive email updates on COVID-19 directly from their website.
Virginia Department of Health www.vdh.virginia.gov
The VDH website offers information on COVID-19 specifically in Virginia. VDH urges all Virginians to stay home and practice social distancing.
National Perinatal Association www.nationalperinatal.org
The National Perinatal Association provides answers to frequently asked questions and resources related to COVID-19 and pregnancy.
Fairfax Urgent Care and Healthplex www.fairfaxurgentcare.net
Location: 8191 Strawberry Lane, Suite 6, Falls Church, VA 22042 (top floor of garage where Chipotle is in the Mosaic District)
They are open 7 days a week with regular business hours (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-6pm) and now provide Telehealth consultations and treatment for certain medical conditions.
Inova Urgent Care Centers / Respiratory Illness Clinics (Dulles South, North Arlington and Tysons locations only) www.inova.org/urgentcare
These 3 locations will staff respiratory clinics to evaluate patients with respiratory illnesses. They are open daily from 8am to 8pm. Please note that the Inova Primary Care practice in Old Town Alexandria is also now operating as a Respiratory Clinic Monday thru Friday 1-4:30pm by appointment only. ALL locations can accommodate vehicle-side COVID-19 testing, which must be coordinated by the patient’s referring physician.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are shifting some of their locations to walk-in urgent care clinics for musculoskeletal issues to keep patients out of the Emergency Department and to free up hospital resources.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists www.acog.com
This official website of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists provides information from leading experts in women’s health care. We suggest patients specifically look at their “Clinical Information” section, then “Patient FAQs” on the website.
National Women’s Health Resource Center www.healthywomen.org
NWHRC’s mission is to educate women about health issues that concern them the most, and to help women make more informed decisions about their health.
National Osteoporosis Foundation www.nof.org
The National Osteoporosis Foundation is a leading resource for up-to-date, medically sound information on the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition www.ovarian.org
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition seeks to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer.
The North American Menopause Society www.menopause.org
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for a multitude of scientific disciplines with an interest in the human female menopause.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Related
Baby Center.com www.babycenter.com
BabyCenter.com provides expectant and new parents with trusted, high-quality information on pregnancy and baby, a supportive online community, and a baby store featuring thousands of products.
Postpartum Support Virginia www.postpartumva.org
Postpartum Support Virginia’s mission is to help new and expectant mothers and their families overcome anxiety, depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
March of Dimes www.marchofdimes.org
This organization advocates for healthy full term babies and conducts research to prevent prematurity.
Newborn, Maternity, and Family Photography www.chieuleephotography.com
Chieu Lee Photography specializes in newborn, maternity and family photography in Northern Virginia.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/pregnancy
The CDC website covers topics ranging from planning for pregnancy, information on pregnancy itself, postpartum care, preventing pregnancy, zika virus, and trouble getting pregnant.
Inova Women’s Hospital – Fairfax Virtual Tour for Maternity Services https://www.inova.org/locations/childbirth-inova-womens-hospital
Once you go to this website, scroll down and click on the blue button to view the virtual tour of the Maternity Services at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Umbilical Cord Blood and/or Tissue Banking
Cord Blood Registry www.cordblood.com
Your online resource for information on umbilical cord blood and the services available through the Cord Blood Registry, the largest family bank of cord blood stem cells in the United States.
We encourage our expecting mom’s to visit www.Viacord.com and learn why preserving your baby’s umbilical cord blood at the time of birth may be one of the most important decisions you can make for your baby’s and your family’s future.
Stem cells from umbilical cord blood are known to treat over 70 diseases, and have been used in over 8,000 transplants worldwide. We invite you to visit this website to learn more about the important decision of banking your baby’s umbilical cord blood.
This site was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. It focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages. The site gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home.
General Health and Wellness
American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women www.goredforwomen.org
The AHA’s women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.
Mayo Clinic Healthy Lifestyle https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle
The Mayo Clinic website provides information and tools for a healthy lifestyle for all stages of life.
MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.