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@_live.like.liv ”When I was in the NICU I was able to have hydrotherapy once a week 🌊 being that I lived in my mommy’s belly for three weeks with not much fluid, I really enjoyed my water therapy sessions. Hydrotherapy is used to help strengthen the arms, legs and core muscles of premature babies, and develop the fetal position, or “tuck” position — a pattern demonstrated by full-term babies.”
Thanks for more great reviews of our doulas (Shannon Mathews) and work and Nova Birth Services!
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mother.ly The person you were then is not the person you are now.
This viral video of twins doing skin-to-skin and reaching to hold each other's hand is unreal.😱❤️
Watch more of our favorite viral videos: https://trib.al/mvYViXk
🎥: @fitbreezylife + @twinbaby_adventures
royal.uk Ahead of 2020's International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, The Duchess of Cambridge has written an open letter to midwives across the country.
news.umich.edu ANN ARBOR—A new study found that water births are no more risky than land births, and that women in the water group sustain fewer first and second-degree tears. University of Michigan researchers analyzed 397 waterbirths and 2025 land births from two midwifery practices. There were no differences
blog.paleohacks.com Relax those deep tissues with this intensely soothing yoga routine.
[11/29/19] We are thankful for the many families we have been able to serve this year. Thank you for trusting us with your special moments.
Our very own Shannon Sharing her knowledge with our expectant parents. Next session Dec 10th 7:30. Don't miss it!
[11/28/19] So very grateful for our wonderful clients, are amazingly gifted team and such a terrific community. Happy Thanksgiving from the entire Northern Virginia Birth Services Team
Northern Virginia Birth Services is so thankful to be able to support strong moms on their birth journeys. Welcome to the world baby H and E!
Once again Dr. Hashemi is voted Top Doctor in Washingtonian magazine! Top Doctors are chosen as the best of the best in the Washington D.C. area by their peers, and we are proud to announce that for a third year in a row Dr. Hashemi has been chosen to be a part of the select few. Congratulations to Dr. Hashemi!
theheartysoul.com Research has found that children will grow into healthier and happier adults if they have parents who are affectionate, sensitive, and playful towards them from birth.
awarenessact.com Are you someone who bottles emotions? If so you may be dealing with a lot more muscle tension than you should be. You see, when…
Fun keep sake. What do you think?
simplemost.com Artists and crafty moms are turning old baby clothes into keepsake "memory bears" that can be cherished by parents and kids for years to come.
Understanding newborn glucose tests, why and when they are needed.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Glucose is carried to every cell in the body by the circulation of blood. Healthy babies keep themselves well supplied with energy by keeping their blood glucose levels within a normal, safe range.
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thriveglobal.com The maternal bond is, without a doubt, the purest and most powerful connections among humans. It makes parenthood easier and provides long-term developmental benefits for the baby. However, after giving birth, what if you don’t feel the joy that you’re expecting when your baby arrived? What Post...
Snuggle those babies
parents.com Little ones' development may very well be influenced by how much (or how little) close, comforting contact they receive, researchers note.
[11/01/19] Costume time! We want to see the adorable pics of your little sweeties. Post below so we can see how they have grown!
The new list of medications not recommended for pregnancy. Worth a read.
medscape.com Four dozen drugs were added to the quarterly list after the FDA identified potential signs of serious risk or received new information on a safety issue.
Breast milk is amazing
A photo showing droplets of breast milk fending off armies of harmful bacteria in Petri dishes is going viral on Facebook.
The photo, posted by a biology student in England, features nine Petri dishes completely colonized with the bacteria M. Luteus, except in the center, where tiny puddles of breast milk have created what looks like “moats” of protection around themselves.
The student, Vicky Green, said she had similar results with Petri dishes full of e.Coli and the dreaded anti-biotic resistant “super bug” MRSA.
“The white spots in the middle are discs soaked in two samples of breastmilk,” Green wrote in the caption of her post. “See the clear bit around the discs ― that’s where the proteins in the milk have inhibited the bacteria!”
An article from YourPediatrician.com explains how this is possible:
“About 80 percent of the cells in breast milk are macrophages, cells that kill bacteria, fungi and viruses. Breast-fed babies are protected, in varying degrees, from a number of illnesses, including pneumonia, botulism, bronchitis, staphylococcal infections, influenza, ear infections, and German measles. Furthermore, mothers produce antibodies to whatever disease is present in their environment, making their milk custom-designed to fight the diseases their babies are exposed to as well.”
What’s even more impressive is that the samples of milk in the photos came from the mother of a 15-month-old and a 3-year-old, providing further evidence that breast milk continues to protect against illness long beyond infancy.
A new video uses nursery rhyme characters and a catchy song to teach parents how to perform infant CPR.
One of our favorite things is supporting moms during pregnancy and after they give birth! Today we had a wonderful group of moms and baby's at one of our support group meetings. Join us for our next one!
Moms Mental Health Initiative
Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. The days and weeks pass as does the chaos in the world around us. But among us, there are those struggling, maybe silently, and grieving an unthinkable loss. Your baby matters.
huffpost.com Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill requiring implicit bias training for health care providers serving pregnant people.
The moment we become present, no matter what action we’re taking or sensation we are experiencing, the richer and more actively we can engage with our experience.
Childbirth is no exception.
While many people quickly assume that the PAIN associated with birth is the only sensation experienced, it is important to not forget the emotional impact that labor and birth can have.
With your doula by your side, giving birth to your baby can be a transformative and powerful experience, instead of one filled with fear, worry, and anxiety. The support a labor doula can provide can help you to connect with your baby and with your body in a way that you may have never experienced before.
A doula’s job is to facilitate and encourage the space for this kind of experience to become possible. When approached with awareness, birth can be transformed from a process full of uncertainty to an amazing and deeply profound connective experience no matter the outcome.
Let us show you how a Doula can help you in your pregnancy!
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