Education and Resources

Listed below are external website links the providers of Washington Health System OB/GYN Care recommend for additional help to answer your questions regarding women's health care. These pages are not a substitute for medical care or advice.  We recommend you contact your physician or nurse if you have specific medical questions related to women's health care or other personal medical condition you may be experiencing.  The links are provided for your information and entertainment only and their inclusion on this page is in no way an endorsement of their product and/or organization.


Washington Health System Washington Hospital
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Vaccine Recommendations - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Zika Virus


About Essure® Birth Control
About Mirena® Birth Control


About Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
About Gardasil®


Menstruation and Menopause:
About Minerva® Endometrial Ablation to Control bleeding
About Novasure® Bleeding Control
North American Menopause Society


National Osteoporosis Foundation
About Reclast®


Foundation for Women’s Cancer
Susan G. Koman Pittsburgh
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition


Urinary Incontinence:
National Association for Continence


WHS Prenatal Classes
WHS Washington Hospital Women’s Health Services
WHS Lactation Program
Cord Blood Banking Guide
Parents Guide to Cord Blood Foundation


Many patients question which over the counter medications are safe to take during pregnancy. We consider the following medication, or their equivalents, safe to take during pregnancy:

  • Tylenol
  • Tylenol Sinus
  • Maalox
  • Mylanta
  • Any stool softener
  • Sudafed
  • Benadryl
  • Robitussin (plain) not D.M.
  • Zantac
  • Pepcid
  • Tagamet HB