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YUM! Milk Boosting Horchata

By Carmen Calvo | November 21, 2017 | Comments Off on YUM! Milk Boosting Horchata

We’ve taken a timeless Mexican Horchata recipe and adapted it to support lactation in new mothers.  By substituting the rice for oats and using a plant-based milk, this recipe may be helpful with milk production in breastfeeding mothers. Enjoy!   Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup of uncooked oats 5 cups of water 1 cup of coconut, … Read more…

Black Friday Offer!

By Carmen Calvo | November 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Black Friday Offer!

Postpartum Herbal Bath: Nourishing baby, body, and mind

By Carmen Calvo | October 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Postpartum Herbal Bath: Nourishing baby, body, and mind
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If you’ve been following any birth or newborn photographers on social media, you’ve likely seen the gorgeous images of a mom and her new baby soaking in a tub of tea-colored water.  There are usually rose petals or orchids floating on the surface and a blissed-out mom and baby relaxed and soaking up the nourishing … Read more…

Soothing Hemorrhoids in Pregnancy and Postpartum

By Carmen Calvo | October 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Soothing Hemorrhoids in Pregnancy and Postpartum
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Hemorrhoids, which are swollen and exposed blood vessels in the rectum, are perhaps one of the biggest complaints I hear from expecting and postpartum parents.  Some find they have hemorrhoids during pregnancy, while others get them postpartum, likely from pushing.   But why do hemorrhoids happen in pregnancy? During pregnancy, the increased progesterone levels cause the … Read more…

New Childbirth Classes in Baltimore

By Carmen Calvo | October 10, 2017 | Comments Off on New Childbirth Classes in Baltimore
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We have had the honor of providing childbirth classes in Baltimore since 2014. There are many reasons we love and use the Birth Boot Camp curriculum to prepare couples for an amazing birth. The materials are unmatched and the curriculum, which is updated with current statistics and research yearly, is the most modern and comprehensive … Read more…

Why Not Home?

By Carmen Calvo | September 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Why Not Home?

Why Not Home? Trailer from Jessicca Moore on Vimeo. We are so thrilled to be bringing the eye opening documentary, Why Not Home to Baltimore this fall.  Join us at The Womb Room on November 3 at 7pm for the Baltimore screening. Why Not Home examines childbirth in The United States and takes a deep look … Read more…

15 Facts about the Foreskin and Circumcision

By Carmen Calvo | September 2, 2017 | Comments Off on 15 Facts about the Foreskin and Circumcision
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Circumcision, the surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis, is most commonly performed on newborns.  With a global circumcision rate of approximately 30%, the United States in the only country in the world that circumcises infant for non-religious reasons. FACTS ABOUT CIRCUMCISION Originally, the goal of circumcision was to desensitize the penis to curb … Read more…

How We Are Improving Birth For Baltimore Families

By Carmen Calvo | August 31, 2017 | Comments Off on How We Are Improving Birth For Baltimore Families
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Improving Birth is a non-profit coalition of organizations that advocates for evidence-based care, and the right for women to make informed decisions in childbirth! We are proud to share Improving Birth’s mission, which is to inform, support, engage, and empower families and community members, with strategic tools, to improve birth. Here are three ways, The … Read more…

Summer Bucket List Ideas in Baltimore

By Carmen Calvo | July 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Summer Bucket List Ideas in Baltimore
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Baltimore is such a wonderful, family friendly city. We’ve compiled the ultimate list of our favorite summer bucket list ideas in Baltimore for family fun.  Whether you want to take a hike or explore a museum on a rainy day, we have something for everyone.  After exploring some of these spots, you’ll see they call … Read more…

Is Placenta Encapsulation Safe for GBS+ Mothers?

By Alayna Spratley | July 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Is Placenta Encapsulation Safe for GBS+ Mothers?
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Is Placenta Encapsulation Safe? Recently, The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) released an alarming single case report, in which a newborn was found to have a recurrent infection of group B Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS, group B strep), that was attributed to the mother’s consumption of placenta capsules. This has many people asking, ‘Is placenta encapsulation … Read more…

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