This is a guest article from Libby Bianchi.  I remember shopping for my black dress at the mall that one humid fall day twelve years ago.  Not a sexy strappy one for a cocktail party.  No.  Rather, one on the...
This is a guest article by Caroline Quat. Pregnant during a pandemic Even in my wildest dreams, I never imagined being pregnant during a pandemic. But I was, and I had to roll with whatever was going on throughout those nine...
Few decisions are more personal than selecting the best midwife or doula to walk with you throughout your pregnancy and birth experience. Thankfully, the DC area is rich with experience, respected midwives and doulas who will be there with...
If you are like one of the millions of women currently trying to conceive, you have probably wondered what you can do prior to seeking out fertility treatments to boost your fertility naturally. My top 7 nutrition tips to boost...
A big thanks to our Bloom Swag Bag Pick-up Photographer, the talented Tabitha Maegan Photography and to our host, the beautiful Conrad in Washington, DC! We are grateful for their partnership in making Bloom even more fun! Inaugural Bloom Event...
Hint: A caesarean scar defect does not mean there is an issue with the visible scar on your tummy. It means there is something wrong with how the incision to your uterus healed. C-section woes Emergency c-sections are scary, I'm not...
It's the 9th year of Black Breastfeeding Week and we are grateful to speak with NyJa Carter to celebrate. This year, the theme is The Big Pause: Collective Rest for Collective Power. This week #BBW21 honors the need for...
You might be asking yourself how breastfeeding could be an act of resistance? A political act. A statement. You might be wondering how the simple act of feeding your baby could be anything beyond providing nutrition. The Statistics with Breastfeeding...
Black Breastfeeding Week #BBW was created in 2013 by three national breastfeeding advocates in response to 40+ years of a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. Since then, BBW has been celebrated throughout the nation with over 800 community...
It was January of 2020, the middle of the pandemic, and I was still breastfeeding my 17-month-old daughter. This was my second go-round with breastfeeding. I weaned my older son at 14 months and it was easy. My daughter,...
Are you wondering how you can best support a breastfeeding mom? Breastfeeding doesn't always come easy and support is essential in the early days of forming a breastfeeding relationship. Each baby is so unique and a mom's prior experience...
If you are looking for the best fertility resources in the DC area, we have you covered! Below you will find everything from fertility specialists in IVF, to egg freezing, to gestational surrogacy, and much more. And please know that...
LGBTQ+ people rarely become parents by accident and embark on a fertility journey. According to Sara List, queer mom of two and award-winning writer, it is difficult "Without a lot of deliberation and planning, though it certainly can happen." And...
While pregnant with my second child, I was excited to embark on another breastfeeding journey. I soon learned that in the four years since having my first, wearable, silent and portable breast pumps had entered the market. What exactly...

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Happy New Year to you and your family! With plunging temperatures and increases in COVID positivity rates, families in the DMV may find it...