Wise Path Birthing Services, LLC

I am a seasoned birth doula, labor professional, Bradley Method® childbirth educator, and reiki practitioner in northern Virginia.

I specialize in Childbirth education, Bradley Method® classes, Labor support, and Birth doula services in northern Virginia and the surrounding areas.

I had intrusive thoughts, just like this. If it happens to you, you're not a bad parent. But talk to someone about it. Don't suffer in silence.

Intrusive or scary thoughts are thoughts that sneak into our mind. They can be incredibly scary and feel real. They can cause us to be anxious and afraid to be alone with our babies.

Intrusive thoughts, are just that, thoughts. Just because you think something does not mean it will happen, and it does not make you a bad mom.

A lot of new moms experience intrusive thoughts, and it is just another secret that we are often so afraid to speak.

If you are struggling with intrusive thoughts please reach out to a professional trained in perinatal mental health. They can help you start to make sense of these thoughts, and take steps towards wellness.

We know our minds can be a scary place to be, and dear mama we don’t want you to ever feel like you are going through this alone.

www.postpartum.net is a great place to start when looking for a professional in your area who can help you navigate postpartum.

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Vernix Caseosa: Benefits for Baby

healthline.com The vernix caseosa is a protective layer on your newborn’s skin. Here are the benefits during pregnancy and delivery.

Wildlife Ambassadors

Wildlife Ambassadors provides education programs featuring non releasable wildlife and displaced exotics . By giving us insight into their lives and habitats, they create a human-wildlife bond, nurturing future conservationists.

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Celebrating International Midwives' Day ~ screening of Why Not Home?

Why NOT home...? We are so blessed by all the birth options we have here in northern Virginia!

eventbrite.com Why Not Home? is a thoughtful documentary about families who choose to birth their babies at home. Surprisingly, these families are doctors and nurses. The film's director and producer, Jessicca Moore, is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She describes herself as "not a particularly radical person," but....

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Join me at this amazing event! If you are planning/trying to conceive, are currently expecting or recently had a baby, this event is for you! RSVP info on the flier!
I will have a table, raffle (or two!💕), and some extra specials just for stopping by! You won’t want to miss this!

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🤣🤣🤣 A word of truth!

Parents, do you concur?

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Mavis to the rescue: 'SAA air hostess personified Ubuntu when she tied crying baby to her back'

What a sweet story about the power of love and team effort!

m.news24.com When Kate Whalley-Hands struggled to put baby Imogen to sleep during a 15 hour flight from New York to South Africa, SAA air hostess Mavis Xotongo came to the rescue.

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Day out with Thomas @ B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore (4/27-29) | Macaroni Kid

Well, who doesn't love a day with Thomas?!?

leesburg.macaronikid.com Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore! Take a 25 minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a full day of live entertainment

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Redesigning Maternal Care: OB-GYNs Are Urged to See New Mothers Sooner And More Often

npr.org Sweeping changes in medical practice could improve the dismal U.S. rate of maternal deaths and near-deaths, an influential doctors group says.

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Summer Fun Activities to Plan For Now | Macaroni Kid

Did you know fourth graders can get a FREE pass to national parks??? We did this last year, when my younger was in the fourth grade, and the park we went to waived the $10 parking fee at the Harper's Ferry lot! This is an awesome deal-do take advantage of it.

leesburg.macaronikid.com Summer is right around the corner and the lazy days without a schedule and alarm clocks are simply bliss. But as parents we know some planned activities are necessary to maximize summer fun and,

Impact of delivery type on female sexual function explored

There’s a belief out there that vaginal delivery can be harmful to the “sexy time” moments, leading some of us to choose Cesarean delivery. Here is some new evidence on that to help inform us.

contemporaryobgyn.modernmedicine.com In primiparas, route of delivery does not have a long-term effect on female sexual dysfunction, according to Iranian research published in Electronic Physician. This is contrary to popular belief am

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100% accurate!

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Dancing For Birth

Are Your Hips Too Small For Birthing?

Find out in our latest blog post, video and free infographic: http://dancingforbirth.com/are-your-hips-too-small-for-birthing/

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St. Patrick's Day Fun in Loudoun | Macaroni Kid

Found an article with some St. Patty's ideas for you and the family!

leesburg.macaronikid.com Celebrate all things green, Irish, and lucky at these family friendly St. Patrick's Day events happening around Loudoun.  🍀3/10 Cooking with Kids 'Eat a Rainbow for St. Patrick's Day' @

Bad Parenting Presents

I figure this is the new staple video....every birth educator ought to have something like this on their page, don’t you agree? Explains it so well!

I have five kids, three of whom I birthed from my own body, so I thought I pretty much knew how childbirth happens.

OMG WAS I EVER WRONG.

This is the coolest demo I've ever seen explaining how labor works—I just wish I'd seen it *before* my babies were born!

Big thanks to Liz Chalmers, co-owner of Puget Sound Birth Center Kirkland, WA and Puget Sound Birth Center Renton, WA! For more info check out birthcenter.com

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If Your Kids Are Fighting Nonstop, I Feel You

I was just in this exact spot, just yesterday- at church. Then I looked away from my squabbling pair and saw a squabbling FOURSOME. Didn’t feel quite so embarrassed after that! Here: enjoy a little something from a no-nonsense, cuss-worthy blog I’ve followed here and there over the years. Always good for a chuckle!

scarymommy.com Part of the reason I had multiple kids was so they’d grow up with siblings. I didn’t anticipate the rivalry, bickering, and grueling back-and-forth.

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Spring Consignment Sales in Loudoun | Macaroni Kid

The latest consignment sales!

leesburg.macaronikid.com Loudoun Fairfax Moms of Multiples Club Consignment Sale   Saturday, March 10, 2018 Where: Ashburn Elementary School 44062 Fincastle Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147 When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Natural Ways To Beat Cold & Flu Symptoms While Pregnant - Balanced Birth Support

Good article on some time-tested, “Grandma” remedies for the season.

balancedbirthsupport.com Author: Renee Corbino Renee keeps Balanced Birth Support organized and amazing as the Administrative Manager. She lives in Northern Virginia with her awesome fire fighting husband and two cute little boys. She is a breech birthing mama and supporter of empowering births.

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PAW Patrol Live!: The Great Pirate Adventure (February 2–4)

Paw Patrol is so popular right now- I see it all over the schools! For those older sibs....😻

livingsocial.com Based on the animated TV series, PAW Patrol Live! brings everyone’s favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed musical adventure

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Check out Village at Leesburg's Winter Ice Festival January 13th

Neat, I hope to walk me kids around this one! Sounds like a good family time.

wusa9.com A local winter wonderland

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Whose Line is it Anyway - Placenta

Now that's what it's all about!!!

The new Hit song from kiss

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10 All-Natural Art Activities for Kids | Mama Natural

What a perfectly timely blog post for those of us who are stuck indoors on a cold, windy Snow Day! Tell me which one you try with the kiddos!

mamanatural.com Next time you're looking for indoor fun, try these 10 natural art activities that are safe and flexible for kids of all ages.

From The Start, Postpartum Doula

A new local resource to keep us learning about our growing families, and how we can get support out there! Check it out, and let me know your thoughts!

Supporting, educating and empowering growing families from the time the newborn(s) arrives continuing throughout the fourth trimester. I provide in-home care for newborns, mothers, partners and siblings to help with the transitions to life with a newborn.

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Home

We study birth. We research our birth team, birth location, birth this and that. but what about AFTER baby? Here is a resource to check out. If you do, share with us what you think!

mindfulreturn.com Planning your maternity leave and return? You’ve come to the right place. Mindful Return is here to help guide you through your pregnancy, maternity leave, and return-to-work journey. Through the blog and e-course, you’ll find resources that will help you feel more informed, prepared, and calm a...

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Guys, I use Instacart myself! The time savings has been HUGE, and the extra fees are swallowed up in less wear and tear on my car, gas I'm not paying for to get there...plus those awful frosted cookies I'm now not buying, because I'm not having to walk past them nearly as often. Not to mention the savings on my waistline... In other words, TOTALLY worth it! Here you can read Macaroni Kid's review of Instacart.

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Nearly Dying In Childbirth: Why Preventable Complications Are Growing In U.S.

A scary truth, and a reason for education and self-advocacy in pregnancy and birth. Here is a chance to have a conversation. What are your thoughts? How can we help this situation?

npr.org The rate of life-threatening complications for new mothers in the U.S. has more than doubled in two decades as a result of pre-existing conditions, medical errors and unequal access to care.

Love Wide Open

It's not your job to fix people. Just love them.

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How To Survive The Holidays With a Newborn - Balanced Birth Support

Sensible, simple....a good little reminder at this busy time of year!

balancedbirthsupport.com Author: Renee Corbino Renee keeps Balanced Birth Support organized and amazing as the Administrative Manager. She lives in Northern Virginia with her awesome fire fighting husband and two cute little boys. She is a breech birthing mama and supporter of empowering births.

Virginia Birth Expo

Let’s be heard!

Connecting unique businesses relating to pregnancy and parenting to local families.

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Thanksgiving Crafts, Recipes & Events 🦃 | Macaroni Kid

Here's the latest does of holiday fun for you and your family! :)

leesburg.macaronikid.com Ready or not, the Holidays are here! Take some time away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy quality time with the family by making one of our favorite Thanksgiving Crafts and Recipes. Enjoy so

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Halloween Candy Buy Back Locations in Loudoun | Macaroni Kid

Now here is something to learn about, when the kiddos get big enough to join in the Tricks and Treats....here is the Switch Witch! Here is a great idea for what to do with all that extra candy.

leesburg.macaronikid.com What is the Halloween Candy Buy back? The Halloween Candy Buy Back program was started with the goal of getting some of the candy “off the streets” and sending it in care packages to troops over

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month: Eileen's Story | Macaroni Kid

This. One of the most difficult things to ever have to think about or talk about. But it is so important to be heard. Let's look it square in the eye, at least on this one day. Will anyone else light a candle at 7:00 tonight? I will.

leesburg.macaronikid.com October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, as declared by President Reagan in 1988 , and October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. This is Eileen's story... In th

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GIVEAWAY: Tickets to Pumpkin Village @ Leesburg Animal Park | Macaroni Kid

This looks aDORable. If you visit, drop us a comment to let us know how it was!

leesburg.macaronikid.com Macaroni Kid Purcellville-Leesburg-Ashburn is giving away a family four pack of tickets to Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park! The Leesburg Animal Park 18th annual  Pumpkin Village  

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Positive Parenting

newsinhealth.nih.gov Parents have an important job. Raising kids is both rewarding and challenging. Being sensitive, responsive, consistent, and available to your kids can help you build positive, healthy relationships.

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52 Weeks of Random Acts of Kindness Printables | Macaroni Kid

So cute! ...who's up for giving this a try? :)

leesburg.macaronikid.com On Saturday, September 16th Macaroni Kid celebrates our annual "Macaroni Kid Act of Kindness" day where publishers across the United States and Canada will be spreading kindness in their comm

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Choose care with confidence.

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Iris

Listen to the wisdom of a mom who learns the unexpected about her baby....and then learns that she is perfect.

This story about a mom finding out her newborn daughter has Down syndrome will touch your heart. (via The Moth)

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How Many Hours of Sleep Do Kids Need? Is Your Child Going to Bed Too Late? | Mama Natural

I think we have been lucky with sleep, as a family, and haven't had to struggle much with these techniques. Still, we don't always get enough...how do you ensure your family gets enough sleep? Or, what of these things do you think you will try?

mamanatural.com How many hours of sleep do kids need? Learn how to create a bedtime routine, get them to stay in bed, and even how to handle sleep during vacation time.

StoneSprings Hospital Center

Come celebrate the opening of our new Pediatric ER! There will be fun activities and entertainment. Plus lots of food, refreshments and more!

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14 Things The Baby Feels During Labor And Delivery

babygaga.com With new technology we have a better understanding of what baby experiences, but there are still questions left to be answered.

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Northern Virginia Midwifery, PLLC

A local midwife talks shop. I'm looking forward to hearing more!

youtube.com Join Tammi McKinley, Certified Professional Midwife, as she covers all things bellies, birth, and babies.

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Kid Craft: Cotton Ball Art - Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom by Jamie Sanders

I guess I've been absent lately...been part-timing it at the Day Camp for my sons' tae kwon do school. While searching for craft ideas for the kiddos, I found this web site. So many adorable crafts! Peruse away, and if you use any with your older buddies, let me know!

scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com This week for our Make Something Monday, my daughter and I made a fun little art project with cotton balls.  The craft was so simple and fun and the finished art made a huge impact! Read more after the jump! The project involved a small amount of preparation and just a few hours for the cotton balls...

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Watch Your Mouth Around My Kid | Kansas City Moms Blog

Now here is something a little different from my norm....as new parents, we often focus on how to keep our children safe from physical harm. This opens up a discussion of the harm our words might do, as well. What do you think?

kansascity.citymomsblog.com I'm not exactly proud of my dirty mouth. But, I'm not embarrassed by it either. Because there are worse things that could come out of my mouth.

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15 Hilarious Ways To Respond To Public Breastfeeding Haters

#3 had me scream-laughing!

babygaga.com Many nursing mothers, especially first-time ones, will do everything they possibly can to avoid nursing in public. But they shouldn't have to.

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