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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…

Celebrate Autumn With Pumpkin Seeds

By Alayna Spratley | October 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Celebrate Autumn With Pumpkin Seeds
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Autumn has finally arrived in Maryland and that means that is it pumpkin season. Almost everywhere you’ll find lattes, pies, and soups with its namesake. We are celebrating the harvest with the seeds of this seasonal squash. Also called pepitas, these little seeds are extremely nutrient dense, and contain a wide array of vitamins and … Read more…

Top 10 Baltimore Date Ideas For Pregnant Couples

By Alayna Spratley | September 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Top 10 Baltimore Date Ideas For Pregnant Couples
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Pregnancy is a transformative experience for parents-to-be. You may be wondering what life will be like with a new baby or how your relationship may change. Adding a child undoubtedly augments all aspects of life. Pregnancy serves as a really great exercise in being present. While you’re waiting for baby, enjoy some together time and … Read more…

Introducing Solids With Baby Led Weaning

By Alayna Spratley | September 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Introducing Solids With Baby Led Weaning
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Both the World Health Organization and the American Academy Of Pediatrics recommend exclusively breastfeeding your infant for the first six months. As you approach this milestone, you’re probably thinking about introducing solids to baby. There are two ‘schools of thought’ regarding the the addition of complementary foods. Feeding milled cereals and puréed foods by spoon … Read more…

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