During National Women’s Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life.
The 20th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 12, and is celebrated through May 18.
Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) encourages all women to be as healthy as possible.
To improve your physical and mental health, you can, visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (checkup), preventive screenings, and vaccines., get active, eat healthy, pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress and practice safe behaviors, such as quitting smoking, not texting while driving, and taking steps to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections.
Anu Akinsanya, M.D., an OB-GYN with Southside Physicians Network (SPN) in Emporia, takes women’s health very seriously. According to the CDC, the number of births in the United States is the lowest it’s been in 30 years. The only age group that is increasing is those over 40. Dr. Akinsanya explains, “We’re seeing increasing incidence of chronic disease prevalence and high-risk pregnancies as our population ages.” She makes it her goal to always listen to her patients to catch any complications and make sure mothers understand the things they can control to have the best outcomes for their deliveries.
She not only takes care of moms but helps women through all stages of life. Services include but are not limited to HPV vaccines, PMS symptoms, contraception, menopause and cancer screenings.
Learn more about how Dr. Akinsanya can help you with your pregnancy or ongoing care.
Call (434) 755-3414 to schedule an appointment. She sees patients at the SPN office located at 511 Belfield Drive, Emporia.