Inova Loudoun Ladies Board Birthing Inn and Natural Birth Center offer expectant parents an intimate, personalized and private birth experience. We place a strong emphasis on family-centered care. Our families receive individualized attention and benefit from the most advanced technologies available. Facility features include: -All-private, home-like labor-delivery-recovery suites with relaxing labor soaking tubs -All-private postpartum rooms with comfortable accommodations for family and friends -Wireless fetal monitors -24/7 in-house anesthesiology -Level IIIA neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) -- Loudoun County's only NICU -Antenatal Testing Center -Access to Board Certified Lactation Consultants -Access to our Birth Navigator who can help you plan your very own personalized childbirth experience Learn more at www.inova.org/LoudounBaby
Measles cases have surged in 2019. From January 1 to May 31, 2019, 981 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 26 states.
This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994 and since #measles was declared eliminated in 2000.
Experts from the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital share what you need to know about this very contagious disease. #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
inovanewsroom.org As of late May, 940 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 26 states. Inova Loudoun Hospital experts share what you need to know.
Truth mamas!! #HappyFriday #FridayFunny #LoudounGrownBaby
Definitely makes me feel better.
#FridayFaces — Meet Brietta Kubak, PT, DPT, our hospital’s newest women’s health & pelvic floor physical therapist!
Brietta completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy through Northeastern University and earned her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. She’s worked as a physical therapist for the Canadian Back Institute and in outpatient orthopedics and pelvic health in Portland.
Brietta’s commitment to pelvic health led to additional post-graduate education focused on pregnancy, postpartum, pelvic pain, urinary/bowel incontinence and prolapse. Her practice focuses on decreasing pain, achieving ideal movement patterns, and returning to normal daily activities through a combination of patient education, manual therapy, and exercise prescription. Her extensive continued education allows her to specialize in both women’s and men’s health including bowel, bladder, and sexual function.
Fun Fact: Brietta is passionate about scuba diving. She also enjoys skiing, knitting, traveling, cooking new cuisines, and playing board games with her husband! #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
We love our pediatric patients, nurses and the new snoozer cruiser!! ❤️ #LoveLoudounBaby #LoudounGrownBaby
We have a new addition to our operating room team – the Snoozer Cruiser! Kids “drive” themselves from the waiting room to the operating room. They are excited and less anxious about why they are at the hospital, creating a better outcome for everyone. Our nurses are known for driving outcomes and this time they literally drove an idea from concept to completion.
Thanks to our generous donors for funding this project. #NursesDrivingOutcomes #ThankfulThursday
Meet Kaden – an adorable #LoudounGrownBaby and #NICUGrad!
Kaden spent 16 days in our #NICU. Kaden’s mom says that our doctors and nurses were beyond helpful – from the minute she was put on bed rest to their last day spent in the NICU. Their experience would not have been as smooth and positive if it wasn’t for our team.
Today, Kaden is a healthy baby who enjoys being outside, reading books and eating green beans! He will celebrate his 1st birthday next week – Happy Birthday Kaden!
Words of wisdom from Kaden’s parents: Always ask questions! The doctors and nurses will explain everything to you. And, be sure to take care of yourself too! #LoveLoudounBaby
Tune in on Friday, June 21 at 1 p.m. for our "Live with the Midwives" Facebook lecture series!
Join Certified Nurse Midwife Rachel Horne as she chats about “The Golden Hour.”
Research has shown that what happens during the first 60 minutes of a baby’s life can maximize the mother-baby bonding experience and is critical to the child’s growth and development. Learn what happens during the “golden hour” and why uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding are important. Ask your questions along the way!
Rachel is the newest addition to the Loudoun Ob/Gyn & Midwives team. She will catch babies at both The Birthing Inn at Inova Loudoun Hospital and our Natural Birth Center. She is now accepting new patients!
Live with the Midwives: The Golden Hour
Rachel Horne, CNM
Friday, June 21, 1 p.m.
Join us live at: Facebook.com/InovaBirthingInn
#FridayFaces – Meet Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Rachel Horne!
Rachel is the newest addition to the Loudoun Ob/Gyn & Midwives team. She has been a perinatal nurse for 6 years and recently completed her CNM training at Frontier Nursing University.
Rachel believes her patients are the leaders in their healthcare. She loves supporting and helping them to safely achieve their ideal birth through shared decision making and evidence-based practice. Rachel strives to leave every patient feeling cared for, empowered and satisfied with their labor and birth experience.
Fun fact: Nursing and midwifery are not Rachel's first career! She spent nearly a decade working as a veterinary technician and has extensive experience providing medical care for many different species in an animal shelter environment. She misses her furry patients, but is happy to work with patients who don't bite! #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
Meet Ryken – A loveable #LoudounGrownBaby and #NICUGrad!
Ryken spent 15 days in our #NICU. While there, his parents appreciated our knowledgeable staff – particularly the very warm and inviting nurses. They said our team was always available to help them understand their son’s challenges.
Today, Ryken is a healthy, very active 1 year old who enjoys climbing on everything! He loves his toys – especially those with lights and sounds – and his favorite food is Greek yogurt.
Words of wisdom from Ryken’s parents: The days may be long, but the years are short. You'll never look back and wish you held your baby less. #LoveLoudounBaby
We had nothing but blue skies and sunshine for this very special event! ☀️
We are grateful to the Bank of Clarke County for selecting our Loudoun Rising campaign as one of their golf tournament beneficiaries. The funds raised will support our brand new expanded #NICU in the patient tower which will open in April 2020!
Special thanks to Serena Bowen — proud momma to one of our #NICUgrads — and John Hudson for making this possible. #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby #LoudounRising
What amazing and beautiful weather for our 33rd annual charity golf tournament! We are so thankful to all the sponsors who donated to this years amazing charities: Inova Loudoun Hospital NICU, Lord Fairfax House, and New Eve Maternity Home ⛳️ #Banklocal #MemberFDIC
Meet Cameron – A handsome 11 month old #LoudounGrownBaby and #NICUGrad!
Cameron spent 31 days in our #NICU. His parents say that while the days were long, their experience was amazing! They are thankful for modern medicine and the lovely nurses and providers who cared for Cameron while in the NICU. They knew he was right where he needed to be to get the appropriate care.
Today, Cameron is a healthy baby boy who loves everyone! He enjoys baths, eating and taking walks.
His mom’s words of wisdom for expectant parents: Hopefully you will never have to experience the NICU life. But, if you do, understand the teams are brilliant! Your child is in the best place with the best care. Have no doubts that the staff is doing everything they can to make the day of bringing your baby home closer and closer! #LoveLoudounBaby
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our amazing mommas!! ❤️ #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby #MothersDay
Inova Loudoun Hospital is proud to once again be the Finish Line Sponsor for this wonderful family-friendly event!
Round up the troops and join us at the 5th Annual Superhero 5k & Kids Fun Run on Sunday, June 2nd -- strollers and fur babies welcome on the course. Special 1K and Tot Sprints scheduled for the kiddos! #LCSuperhero5k #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
Learn more and register today: https://www.loudounchamber.org/events/superhero-5k/
Did you know that we have a #NICU Parent Advisory Council?
Members advise our NICU staff and provide support to other NICU families and one another.
If you're one of our former or current #NICU families and interested in learning more, join us at our outreach night on Tuesday, May 14th from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at The Birthing Inn. Pizza will be served!
Questions? Contact Jen Sedlmeyer-Johansen: [email protected]
The Inova OB/GYN Clinic at Loudoun Hospital (OB/GYN Hospitalists of Loudoun) provides obstetric care to women who are uninsured, have limited resources, or are on #Medicaid. This program is a service offered to the community in collaboration with the Loudoun County Health Department and HealthWorks for Northern Virginia.
Our team of board certified OB/GYN physicians and midwives promote early and continuous prenatal care for their culturally diverse patient population. Over the past decade, the clinic has delivered approximately 6,000 babies at Inova Loudoun Hospital.
They're also on-site 24/7 to deliver babies for unassigned and private practice patients!
For more information, please call 703-858-8100 or visit Inova.org/LoudounOBClinic
Meet Cora – A beautiful 1 year old #LoudounGrownBaby and #NICUGrad!
Cora was born a month early as a result of her mom’s preeclampsia. She was only 3 lbs. and 15 oz., so she spent 9 days in our #NICU to gain weight. Today, Cora is a bubbly little girl who loves dancing, playing outside, reading books, and petting her cat. Her favorite food is olives.
Cora’s parents were so thankful for her NICU stay because they felt that it allowed them to truly learn how to be the best parents and care for their preemie baby. They loved their NICU nurses – especially Sarah, Danielle, Diane and Leslie. Danielle made Cora a special sign that now hangs in her bedroom at home. Mom was also thankful for the lactation specialists. Labor and delivery nurse, Buffy, was an “Angel on Earth!”
Words of wisdom from Cora’s mom – “If you find yourself in the NICU, it’s sometimes hard to talk to your baby when they’re in the incubator. I recommend reading books to your baby. Also, take the time to learn from the NICU nurses. Don't be afraid to ask questions – they love helping you transition into your new role as a parent.” #LoveLoudounBaby
Today we are live with Certified Nurse Midwife Melissa Torres of Loudoun Physicians and Midwives for Women/Capital Women's Care! We are celebrating #NursesWeek with two special guests. Learn how our nursing team will support you during labor, delivery and postpartum. #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby #LivewiththeMidwives
Another sweet royal baby boy! Congratulations to the new parents! #RoyalBaby
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It's #NursesWeek and we can't help but re-share one of our favorite posts. We thank our nursing team for all they do -- give your favorite nurses some love in the comments below.
buzzfeed.com "No one really talks about those moments after, where your dignity is gone..."
If you missed our OB Open House last weekend, you can still catch Dr. Chauncey Stokes' breakout session on "Comfort Measures & Pain Management During Labor!"
Dr. Stokes is accepting new patients at Loudoun Women's Healthcare Associates. #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
#ThankfulThursday -- Special thanks to Ms. Larson and the Brambleton Middle School for hosting a book drive for our babies!
The class did a research project on the many benefits of reading to babies which includes advancing brain development, language, vocabulary, listening and memory skills. Early language exposure also increases reading proficiency by 3rd grade, which is a strong predictor of high school graduation and career success.
Early reading is important for all newborns -- but, especially for our #NICU babies. While in the NICU, critical brain development is happening. Reading to NICU babies helps to reduce stress, promotes parent-baby bonding, and optimal brain development.
In an effort to prevent language delays, The Birthing Inn is committed to promoting early reading and very much appreciates this class' efforts! #BAMBabyBearBooks #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
Well, if this isn't adorable... we don't know what is!
Happy birthday to proud big sister Piper and newborn baby sister Harper! Too sweet!! Loudoun Physicians and Midwives for Women/Capital Women's Care #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
How adorable is this?! Sweet Piper has the birthday gift of baby sister Harper! Both were delivered by midwife Monica Jones Freidline in The Birthing Inn at Inova Loudoun Hospital
Meet McKinley – A sweet 3 year-old #LoudounGrownBaby and #NICUGrad!
Her mom’s severe preeclampsia led to her early delivery at 32 weeks. McKinley’s parents were grateful for the incredible care they received from the doctors and nurses during their month-long stay in the #NICU. They say that their NICU care team is now like family!
Today, McKinley is an active little girl who loves swimming and playing outside. Her favorite toys include her doctor’s kit, play kitchen and Disney princesses. McKinley’s favorite foods are strawberries, olives and McDonald’s!
Words of wisdom from McKinley’s mom: “Be prepared for ANYTHING – from birth not going as you planned to the wild ride of parenthood!" #LoveLoudounBaby
Tune in on Tuesday, May 7th at 1 p.m. for our "Live with the Midwives" Facebook lecture series!
Join Certified Nurse Midwife Melissa Torres as we celebrate Nurses Week! Nurses are an integral part of your care team. Learn how they will support you during labor, delivery and postpartum. Ask your questions along the way!
Melissa catches babies at both The Birthing Inn at Inova Loudoun Hospital and our Natural Birth Center. She is now accepting new patients at Loudoun Physicians and Midwives for Women/Capital Women's Care.
Live with the Midwives: Celebrating Nurses Week
Melissa Torres, CNM
Tuesday, May 7, 1 p.m.
Join us live at: Facebook.com/InovaBirthingInn
Exciting news from Loudoun Ob/Gyn & Midwives! #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
Our newest CNM, Rachel Horne, will be joining our group officially May 29th, 2019. She will begin accepting new patients early June. Please help us welcome her to Loudoun County!! Unfortunately, she was unable to make the OB Open House but she is so excited to start connecting with the women we serve and making beautiful memories at your birth.
Come see us today at our Spring OB Open House from 10 am - 1 pm!
Learn more about our hospital’s OB services and unique features including our #NICU and hospital-based Natural Birth Center! Meet providers from:
-Loudoun Ob/Gyn & Midwives
-Loudoun Physicians and Midwives for Women/Capital Women's Care
-Inova Medical Group
-Loudoun Women's Healthcare Associates
-Maternal Fetal Associates of the Mid-Atlantic
-Inova Loudoun Antenatal Testing Center
-Inova Loudoun OB/GYN Clinic
Learn more at Inova.org/obopenhouse
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#FridayFaces - Meet Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Jessica Braun!
Jessica is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) at Loudoun Women's Healthcare Associates. Before becoming a WHNP, she was a Labor & Delivery nurse here at The Birthing Inn for 15 years! She fell in love with obstetric nursing during her L&D internship while a senior at Penn State. She returned to school for her masters degree in High Risk Perinatology, and later a post masters degree in Women’s Health.
Jessica has been working as a WHNP in women’s health private practice for 15 years. Her goal is to provide her patients with comprehensive information about their own health and their baby's health so that they can feel confident in making informed healthcare decisions.
Fun Facts: Jessica and her husband just recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Dominican Republic! Their oldest son is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina and their youngest son has followed his footsteps and now is now a freshman at the same university.
When not cheering for Penn State, Jessica still enjoys cheering for Stone Bridge High School's athletics. She loves taking her two 4-legged fur babies for walks (photoed below) and admits that she's a fan of reality TV shows!
Meet Jessica tomorrow at our Spring OB Open House -- she and Dr. Chauncey Stokes will be leading a breakout session on "Comfort Measures & Pain Management During Labor" at 11:45 a.m. #LoudounGrownBaby #LoveLoudounBaby
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