Patient Resources

Links & Reading

Recommended Reading
PMS Books
  • PMS: Solving the Puzzle: 16 Causes of PMS & What to Do About It
  • Internal Cleansing: Rid Your Body of Toxins to Naturally and Effectively Fight Heart Disease, Chronic Pain, Fatigue, PMS, Menopause Symptoms, and More
  • From Hormone Hell to Hormone Well: Discover Human-Identical Hormones As A Safe & Effective Treatment for PMS, Perimenopause, Menopause, or Hysterectomy
Pregnancy Books
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting: Arlene Eisenberg
  • The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy: Vicki Iovine
  • Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth: Jenny McCarthy
  • The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids: Jenn Berman
  • Your Pregnancy Week by Week, 5th Edition: Glade B. Curtis
Parenting Books
  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder: Richard Louv
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block: Harvey Karp
  • Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child/Your Fussy Baby: Marc Weissbluth
  • Your Baby and your Child: From Birth to Age Five (Revised Edition): Penelope Leach
  • Children First: Penelope Leach
Menopause Books
  • Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause: Vivian Pinn
  • Dr. Susan Love’s Menopause and Hormone Book: Making Informed Choices: Karen Lindsey
  • Healthy Transitions: A Women’s Guide to Perimenopause, Menopause & Beyond: Marianne Legato
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause: The Breakthrough Book on Natural Hormone Balance: Virginia Hopkins
  • The Menopause Survival Guide: Surviving the Change of Life: Donna Rogers

Lab/Imaging Results

The 21st Century Cures Act provides immediate access to laboratory results to patients. Therefore, your lab and test results, including bloodwork, ultrasound, mammography, and pathology reports, will be visible in your  lab/hospital portal as soon as the tests are complete and the results are available. 

Unfortunately, this means we can no longer control the timing of your results to ensure that we can review them with you personally before they are available in your portal account. Depending on when your results are delivered, your physician may be busy caring for other patients, at the hospital in surgery or labor and delivery, or out of the office.

A physician or a member of their team will contact you to explain any abnormal results and make any necessary care recommendations as soon as they are able. We appreciate your understanding.

Classes / Education

Nurse Maggie’s Birthing Class

With over 25 years of labor and delivery experience, this course covers early labor, breathing techniques, the hospital experience, and going home tips. Classes are located at the Healthy Way office in the Bon Secours Building. The class lasts approximately 3 hours and costs $50.00. For additional information, call (757) 573-1236, or email:


2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 9:00am
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm

Please call 757-573-1236 for additional options.

Click here to download flyer with all the details


Mom to Mom Support Group: Sentara Leigh Hospital

Under the best of circumstances adjusting to motherhood can be exhausting, confusing, and exciting all at the same time. Learning how to manage and master these new challenges can be overwhelming. 

Sharing your experiences with other moms who have similar and different experiences is enlightening, comforting and healing. The Mom to Mom Support Group is for new mothers who have recently delivered a baby at Sentara Leigh Hospital and would like to: 

  • Share and discuss positive coping skills 
  • Explore strategies for successfully overcoming the new challenges of motherhood
  • Provide support and encouragement to each other
  • Help gain confidence in decisions and choices you face
  • Build community and connect with other women
  • Explore various topics on motherhood
  • Join Sentara Leigh Hospital for this FREE monthly gathering and share your journey

Click here to download flyer with more information

Breastfeeding Classes: Sentara Leigh Hospital

This class is geared toward expectant mothers. It includes a discussion about human milk, practice of positioning infants for feeding, challenges facing new breastfeeding families, healthy lifestyle choices while breastfeeding, as well as nutrition, birth control and compatible medications during lactation. Partners are strongly encouraged to attend class with mothers-to-be! 

Cost: $35 

Please note: Payment is required at time of registration in order to hold your spot. Only one registration/payment is required per couple. 

Location: Sentara Leigh Hospital-5 West Tower Conference Room 

Sentara Employees: Please contact Dana Scarborough at for more information on employee discounts. In order to receive a discount please use your sentara email address. 

Cancellation Policy: All registrations are subject to the following policy: Please notify us at least 24 hours prior to the course regarding cancellation. Dana Scarborough at (757-388-2837) or send an email to

Please Note: If the minimum class size requirement is not met, you may be contacted regarding a cancellation or to reschedule.


Maternity Classes

Click here to download flyer for in-person classes.

Click here to download flyer for virtual classes.

Tidewater Physicians for Women
a division of Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care
VA Beach

828 Healthy Way Unit 330
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Fax: 757-467-0301


880 Kempsville Road, Ste 201
Norfolk, VA 23502

Fax: 757-461-0836

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