Like so many others, I planned on exclusively breastfeeding when I was pregnant with my first child. I had seen my mom, aunts, cousins, and older sister nurse their children all my life, and without much thought, I knew...
Birthing Doulas are in demand. Their skills, while not medical, are a tremendous help to mothers. Hiring a doula saved my life. She was my support person, educational resource, and advocate, and she made my birthing experience one for...
Few decisions are more personal than selecting the best midwife or doula to walk with you throughout your pregnancy and birth experience. Thankfully, the DC area is rich with experience, respected midwives and doulas who will be there with...
We are grateful to have had tons of children's books before our son arrived. Friends gave us books in addition to clothes and regular baby gifts at baby showers. When we brought Junior home, family friends whose kids I'd...
This week is National Infertility Awareness Week, so I wanted to take this opportunity to write about an important topic to me. I struggled for 2 years to get pregnant. It may not sound like that long, but it...
This piece started as a journal entry about three years ago, while I was a newly-minted mom contemplating the healing process after my C-section. I learned that even among other moms, there can (understandably) be really strong opinions, and...
Black Maternal Health Week occurs every year from April 11-17 and was officially recognized by the White House in 2021. This year’s theme is “Our Bodies Belong to Us: Restoring Black Autonomy.” The week brings together dozens of global...
When I was on maternity leave, I barely did anything – I was a first time mom and definitely needed to get my bearings. But there are so many great things to do on maternity leave with a baby...
Pregnant and looking for some baby deals?! The words "free" and "new baby" may seem like opposites, but we there are LOTS of freebies for you and your new little one! Check out the various ways to get FREE...
The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms. There are working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, foster moms, adoptive moms, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms like Sophie Van Hees! Each month...
At DC Area Moms, we value supporting one another in all stages of motherhood. If you have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss, please don't hesitate to reach out to any of these groups or organizations. These are here...
This week (August 25 – August 31) marks the 10th Annual Black Breastfeeding Week! Black Breastfeeding Week 2022: 10 Years, A New Foundation I was fortunate enough to breastfeed both of my children for 2+ years. When I found out I...
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The tale: "Breast is best" It was my last day of maternity leave with my youngest, Annabelle, a feisty 4 month old who hated car rides.  On my way to meet her dad for lunch at the mall, in typical Annabelle...
I previously wrote about my experience breastfeeding through a pregnancy and tandem nursing my first and second children. At the time, I was entering the third trimester of my third pregnancy and - PLOT TWIST - unbeknownst to me,...

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The DC Area Guide to Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics

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Searching for pediatric urgent care, and need it NOW? We've got you covered. DC Area Moms and Night Watch Urgent Care are pleased to present...