It's officially summer here in Central Maryland. For most families, this means some long hours in the car are just ahead. If this is the first time you've taken a long trip with baby, that can be a little daunting.
The beach can be a calming place; a safe space away from the burdens of adulthood. A place where a mediocre book, some SPF 30 and a comfy chair are all you need for hours of entertainment.
…..until you have children…..
The scent of a newborn baby can be intoxicatingly wonderful. But what happens when that delicious little squish starts smelling more like the pint of yogurt forgotten in the back of your fridge for months?
Guess it's bath time! Bathing a squirmy, slipper newborn can be intimidating, especially the first time!
With the looming closure of Babies' R Us, lots of families are looking for a new go-to location to purchase their next carseat. Of course, Buy Buy Baby is still available, but our nearest location is in Rockville, followed by Christiana, DE. Online retailers like Amazon and Diapers.com continue to be popular choices, but it can be difficult to commit to a carseat without being able to look at the LATCH clips or test the harness buckle to be sure your toddler-houdini can't open it.
This is the time of year when everyone in Central Maryland is looking forward to vacation! We are all longing for sunshine, warmth and some quality family time. All that stands between your family and paradise is the flight. We know that traveling, particularly by plane, with a new little one can be daunting. Here are some tips from seasoned jet-setting parents to get you started!
"You know the type...the giving birth out in the woods with the owls type. (Not that there's anything wrong with that. #nonjudgmentalsupport)"
You've heard of a postpartum doula - but what do they do and how do they benefit families? Find out what it would look like if a postpartum doula came to your house today.
"I'm pregnant and I want the absolute best OB-GYN in central Maryland to catch my baby. Now, who are they?"
Somewhere between choosing the safest and best car seat, the seemingly hundreds of OB/midwife appointments, and making sure your registry is up to date, you ALSO need to find time to interview and select a pediatrician to whom you will entrust the medical care of your baby FOREVER. Or at least through adolescence.
Your spouse/partner is having a baby too! How can they benefit from the support of a doula during labor and delivery?
Between the picture perfect weather, incredible community and the unparalleled attention to details of The Birthing Circle's volunteers, the 2017 Birth and Babies Fair at Carroll Creek Park was a resounding success.
Bringing home a new baby can be a big transition for the entire family, pets included. Whether your fur baby has been your ‘only child’ or you’re continuing to add to your ‘pack’, figuring out how to introduce a new baby to your pets can be exciting and stressful.
We've had a lot of questions about our latest addition to the list of DCMD services- Placenta Encapsulation. Here's the answers you wanted to the questions you didn't want to have to ask!
School is back in session so fall is the perfect time to take a trip to one of the many destinations our area has to offer. My family and I recently went to the Baltimore Zoo (where we are members) and had basically every exhibit to ourselves. The only screaming children I had to endure were my own!
Bringing a new baby into your family is a transition for everyone, but especially for the soon-to-be siblings. Even the most excited and proud big brothers and sisters may not realize just how significantly their life is about to be altered.
We've heard it all before
"Breastfeeding is so natural"
"It shouldn't be painful"
"Breast is best."
Having grown up in Carroll County, I have always appreciated the small town feeling- from the local grocer knowing me by name (and subsequently recognizing that my oldest daughter looks just like I did at her age) to our favorite pizza place always asking how my sister is doing in New Mexico.
We have partnered with one of our favorite local photographers Kimberleigh Schneider Photography!
Congratulations! Your family is growing by two feet- and 10 tiny toes! You’ve had the ultrasounds, made the registry and picked out the perfect name. Now you’re ready to hire your doula.
Where do you start?
I was 7 months pregnant with my first child when my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. After a several hospitalizations, blood transfusions, an extensive surgery, and thirteen rounds of chemo, her body seemed to be responding well and the cancer was ‘under control’.
For about four months.