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Friday, July 19, 2019

Expansion of Midwifery Program at Bon Secours St. Francis

Today, many women in the U.S. are choosing a midwife to attend the birth of their baby. To meet these increasing requests for midwifery care, The Woman’s Center at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical...

Bon Secours Now Offers Ambulatory Fetal Monitors for Low-Intervention Births

Until recently, pregnant women had to be unhooked from a fetal monitoring system if they wanted to move around, but that’s no longer the case. With with introduction of ambulatory fetal monitors, women can...

Nitrous Oxide Program Expansion

A few months ago we posted a Q&A with Dr. Alice Hirata about nitrous oxide as a form of pain management during labor. At the time, St. Mary's Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center were the...

The Annual RVA Parents of Preemies Holiday NICU Drive Makes a Difference for Local...

Many local moms will spend the upcoming Holiday at the hospital caring for their babies in the NICU or on the antepartum floors of maternity wards trying to delay their babies’ premature births. This can be...

VCU Hosts Richmond Premiere of The Mama Sherpas

It had been a while since I sat in a VCU lecture hall.  But on a Thursday night, I found myself sitting in a lecture space once again, this time with midwives, doctors and doulas,...

Every New Mama Deserves a Postpartum Doula. Who Are They? What Do They Do?

The steps you take in pregnancy are your first steps in mothering, and those nine months are a huge investment of time and energy and emotional growth as you prepare to meet your baby. Many...

Formula Guilt: When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work Out As Planned

Today most women know the many wonderful  and almost magical benefits of breastfeeding. I was all for it and planned to exclusively breastfeed my baby until she was ready for solids. No formula would...

Great Products for Breastfeeding Moms You May Not Have Heard About *GIVEAWAY*

Breastfeeding can be tough, but thankfully there are a lot of great products out there to make life for a breastfeeding mama a little bit easier.  From making more milk to the most comfortable nursing...

Expecting and New Mamas: Awesome Semi-Annual Sale at Hip to be Round

Stores are about to get fully stocked with sweaters but we've got at least 3 more months of hot weather (let's face it, we can have some pretty warm days in October too).Time to stock up...

Nitrous Oxide During Labor: Richmond Top Doc Answers Our Questions

You might have heard a lot about the epidural as a form of pain relief... but you may not have heard as much about the return of a different kind of pain relief -nitrous...

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