Bon Secours establishes new midwifery practice at St. Mary’s Hospital

Bon Secours Richmond OB-GYN, an obstetrics and gynecology provider of Bon Secours Richmond Health System, recently established a midwifery practice at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital. Three nurse-midwives will provide 24/7 midwifery care to women and their families. It is the first midwifery practice of its kind in the West End.

Certified nurse-midwives are registered nurses with master’s degrees, post-master’s training and board certification by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. They will work with physicians at Richmond OB-GYN, including Alice Hirata, M.D. and Sarah Peterson, M.D., in a collaborative manner.

“Midwives are a wonderful addition to our Richmond OB-GYN West End practice," Hirata said. "Their enthusiasm for providing health care to women of all ages is contagious. This integrated, patient-focused model of care will be a real asset to our patients in this area.”

The three nurse-midwives are:

•Lee-Ann Parker, who spent 13 years as a labor and delivery nurse and is board-certified with the American Midwifery Certification Board, and a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives;

•Dana Taylor, who worked as a labor and delivery nurse for 15 years before returning to school and graduating with honors with her master’s in nursing/women’s health nurse practitioner. She is board-certified as a women’s health nurse practitioner and certified nurse midwife and has additional training in advanced fetal monitoring and colposcopy;

•Julie Weathers, who worked as a labor and delivery nurse in a small community hospital until she enrolled in the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, a program she completed in 2004. She has been practicing full-scope midwifery ever since, is board-certified with the American Midwifery Certification Board and is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

While midwives are best known for helping with the birth process, they also serve women of all ages in all stages of life, providing well-woman annual exams, complete prenatal and postpartum care for women with low-risk pregnancies, lactation and breastfeeding consulting, counseling women about family planning, helping women navigate menopause and treating common gynecological problems and infections, among other responsibilities.

For details, call (804) 320-2483 or visit http://richmondobgyn.com.
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The painted rocks craze is thriving in Henrico, as a walk around the grounds of local libraries and parks will demonstrate. This rock was spotted near Libbie Mill Library, and there's a slideshow of many more uniquely-painted stones on the RVA Rocks Facebook page (https://facebook.com/groups/RVARocks/).

Painting and hiding rocks is a family activity appropriate for all ages, and parents especially like the way it fosters creativity and gets kids outdoors. > Read more.

Goochland man arrested at RIC with gun


A Goochland County man was arrested at Richmond International Airport July 19 after Transportation Security Administration officers found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.

A TSA officer detected the 9 mm caliber handgun inside the man’s carry-on bag as it entered the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with 12 bullets. > Read more.

Kansas man struck, killed while crossing West Broad Street

A 54-year-old Kansas man was struck and killed by a car while attempting to cross West Broad Street near Bethlehem Road in the Near West End at about 10:30 p.m., July 19.

Julius A. McBride of Overland Park, Kansas, was struck by a car traveling east on West Broad Street. > Read more.

Henrico Police warn citizens to ‘Take it, Lock it or Lose it’


Eastern parts of Henrico County have witnessed a recent increase in larceny from automobiles, so Henrico Police officials are spreading the word to encourage citizens to lock their vehicles.

Police are handing out and posting fliers and putting message boards in neighborhoods to educate residents.

There usually is a rise of larceny from automobiles during Christmas, spring and summer break, said Henrico Police Officer James Bupp. > Read more.

Glover to be inducted posthumously into Babe Ruth Hall of Fame


Late Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover will be inducted into the Babe Ruth Southeast Region Hall of Fame during a ceremony Aug. 14 at RF&P Park at approximately 6:30 p.m., prior to a 14-and-under Babe Ruth World Series game. The Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association, which is hosting the World Series, made the announcement July 18. > Read more.

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Learn the science behind photography and construct a pinhole camera to create photographs at a workshop at Sandston Library from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Students will view the first photographs as they look back at the history of photography, discuss how photography has changed over the last century, and make rudimentary photographs using pinhole cameras (supplied). This program requires sunny skies; registrants will be informed by phone or email in case of rescheduling. This program is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. To register, call 501-1990 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org. Full text

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