I have been wanting to write about the lack of proper maternity leave in this country for a while now, and, interestingly, it was a series of tweets from new mom Katy Perry that forced me to finally sit...
This is a guest article from Ami. Many of us miss social gatherings during this unprecedented time, especially once in a lifetime occasions. With virtual baby showers, family and friends still have the opportunity to shower the mom-to-be with lots...
Have questions about fertility? We have answers from Dr. Amanda Rohn, MD, FACOG who is an OB/GYN physician and Medical Director of the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group Outpatient OB/GYN Practices. In part one of our interview with Dr....
Dr. Amanda Rohn, MD, FACOG is an OB/GYN physician and Medical Director of the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group Outpatient OB/GYN Practices. She provides gynecologic and obstetric care to patients in the DMV region based out of Virginia Hospital...
October is Pregnancy and Infancy Loss Awareness Month Recently, we were all witness to Chrissy Teigen's and John Legend's loss of their son, Jack. Sadly, he was stillborn. Bravely, Chrissy shared intimate and heart-wrenching pictures on her Instagram account. Chrissy had...
When I struggle with an area of my life I often want a “redo,” I take the time to assess what I learned from that experience and then try something very similar again. I often hope that my knowledge...
It’s Black Breastfeeding Week, and I knew I couldn’t let this week fly by without sharing my experience. More than sharing my experience, I want to share my upspoken truths about the wonderful yet wild world of breastfeeding. Each mother has a different experience....
It's the 8th annual Black Breastfeeding Week, August 25 - 31, 2020! Here are the top five reasons why we need a week devoted to breastfeeding in the black community.  1. The high black infant mortality rate 2. High-rates of diet-related...
Whether you’re expecting your first baby or your fourth, the days and weeks postpartum are a whirlwind of adjustments to your new normal—your new baby, your new body, and your new family dynamic. And while there’s no way to...
Covid has changed almost every aspect of our lives over the last few months, one thing has remained the same - pregnancy and birth. With all of the uncertainty right now surrounding the process, both for first-time moms who are...
It's World Breastfeeding Week and this year's theme is: “support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” There are many benefits to breastfeeding, but with that said, each mother has their own experience with breastfeeding. For some it is easy, for...
It took me a while to sit down and write my COVID-19 birth story. Even though things went well, the anxiety leading up to my delivery at the end of April was a roller coaster. Like all of us, I...
This is a guest post from Autria Godfrey.  I can still vividly remember the worst of the panic attacks.  It was 2:30 in the morning and I was sitting in the floor in my daughter’s nursery. My heart was racing and...
With so much to think about when expecting a new baby, whether to preserve your baby’s stem cells from their cord blood and cord tissue might seem like just one more thing to add to the list.  Parents often have...

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Summer is here, and we've got you covered! Here's your resource for all things summer fun with children in the DC area. Click on the...