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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…

Reflecting on Postpartum Anxiety: A Psychotherapist’s Journey

By Carmen Calvo | May 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Reflecting on Postpartum Anxiety: A Psychotherapist’s Journey
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Written by Emily Souder, LCSW-C, Nesting Space Therapy LLC It’s 7:30 on a Monday morning. I’m snuggled up with my 2-year- old in jersey-knit sheets, his legs tucked next to my body, his hair smelling faintly of lavender from last night’s bath. Nearby, my newborn stretches and grunts, waking from a peaceful sleep. This moment is … Read more…

Yoga Poses for the Pregnant Mother

By Carmen Calvo | April 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Yoga Poses for the Pregnant Mother
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Written by: Stephanie Misanik Yoga is one of my FAVORITE things to talk about with expecting mommas.  Whether you are an experienced yogi or brand new to the mat, prenatal yoga can be a fantastic tool to help ease moodiness, shortness of breath and swollen ankles often experienced during pregnancy.  It provides you with a … Read more…

Breastfeeding While Back to Work

By Carmen Calvo | March 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Breastfeeding While Back to Work
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Written by Katy Linda, IBCLC Breastfeeding while back to work. It’s one of those things so many parents worry about. How do you manage it all? You figure out what works best for you. Just like nearly every other facet of parenting, there is no one size fits all approach to returning to work and … Read more…

The Best Free Holiday Events in Baltimore

By Alayna Spratley | December 2, 2016 | Comments Off on The Best Free Holiday Events in Baltimore
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The Holiday Season is arguably the most hectic time of year. There are just too many obligatory work, school, and family gatherings to attend.  While planning parties, making gifts, and baking goodies can be festive, it is also exhausting. In order to maintain that high holiday spirit, it is helpful to connect with family and … Read more…

New Recommendations From The American Academy Of Pediatrics

By Alayna Spratley | November 2, 2016 | Comments Off on New Recommendations From The American Academy Of Pediatrics

  The American Academy Of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference and Exhibition concluded last week. During their annual meeting, the AAP discussed a wide array of topics, and presented studies regarding children’s health and wellness. During the conference, the AAP released updated recommendations on two important topics: healthy media use, and safe sleep practices for … Read more…

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