Pregnant in Richmond – Choosing a Care Provider

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You’re pregnant! Congratulations! Me too! And the number one question you’ll be asked (after “Do you know what you’re having”) is where are you having your baby? And by where, most people mean which hospital. But did you know that here in Richmond, you have a number of options not only in where you birth […]

Pregnant in Richmond – Happy Hour

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One of my favorite things about my job is happy hour. I love the people I work with and they love hanging out after work. At least once a week they all meet up for drinks. I say they, not we because, since I got pregnant, I have not been going.  I told myself  that […]

Upcoming events for mamas-to-be

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      ~ Expecting 101 ~ Meet & chat with many professionals & experts in: -Pregnancy Nutrition -Prenatal Exercise -Pregnancy & Birth Resources -Maternity Clothes or just come to meet new moms, gab & munch on goodies! May 17th 7:30-9:00pm at Hip To Be Round 3124 West Cary Street Richmond, VA 23221 ~ Refreshments […]

Upcoming events for Richmond Mamas-to-Be baby

Richmond has some great events coming up for the pregnant mamas out there: International Doula Week Film Festival Sunday, March 25th   2-5pm Featuring: More Business of Being Born “Exploring Your Options” and Doula! Purchase tickets here: $10 for advance tickets, $15 at the door Get your tickets now! Seating is limited! at  Gallery 5 […]

Pregnancy and Allergies: how does what I eat affect my child?

A major concern for any pregnant mom is the health of her new baby, and what she can do to grow the healthiest baby possible. Food allergies are of particular concern, especially when surrounded by the dramatic rise in allergies in younger children as of late. And with research and guidelines constantly changing, what does […]

Mommy and Me for working moms

Maybe it was just the fog of being a new mom and going back to work, but I had a hard time finding Mommy and Me classes that I could actually attend with my new baby. It seemed the majority of Mommy and Me Yoga or playdates took place at 10:30am on a Tuesday, during […]

Mayor Jones Announces Breastfeeding Commission

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In his State of the City address, Mayor Dwight Jones announced he will be establishing a Breastfeeding Commission as a means for the city to promote breastfeeding and educate mothers on its benefits. The commission will author a document, to be completed by June 2012, which will include ideas to increase the number of women […]

Response to VA DMAS Coverage of Makena™

Response to Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Will Only Provide Medical Coverage for Makena™ Often when a drug comes to market with an exorbitant price tag, the number is warranted. The cost of most research nowadays is a hefty one, particularly to get a drug through the FDA approval process. Funding for scientific research is limited […]

Meet the Doulas Night at Franklin Goose

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Ever heard someone mention their doula and wondered they were talking about? Well, here’s your chance to learn!  Wednesday, July 20th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Franklin Goose is hosting “Meet the Doula Night”. Richmond-area doulas (also known as birth assistants) will be there to answer your questions about who they are, what they do, […]

Midwives for Haiti: Birth of a Dream Documentary showing Monday, June 20th at the Firehouse Theater


In Haiti, 1 in 44 women die from complications resulting from childbirth. Midwives for Haiti, founded by a Richmond midwife, is working to reverse this trend by training women in Haiti to provide skilled care before and during birth. Monday, June 20th at 7pm The Firehouse Theater, located at 1609 W. Broad St., will present […]