Pain in Pregnancy: Common, Not Normal.

Pregnancy pain Tidewater 1

By Mona Saeed, PT, DPT, Cert MDT, CHT We hear it time and again: “Pain during pregnancy is normal… The baby must be sitting on the nerve…”  We are told so by our friends, our sisters, our mothers and even uninvited strangers.  But the truth is that pain during pregnancy is not normal. It is […]

Fall in Love with a Doula

Join Richmond Doulas on February 12th 6:30 pm at Taza Coffee and Cream for a unique Richmond Doulas speed dating event. Meet and interview Richmond area Doulas and find out how they can empower you during birth.

January 6: Folic Acid Awareness Week


While a healthy diet is always the best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need, prenatal vitamins are recommended if you are planning pregnancy or if you are currently pregnant. Your health care provider might also recommend that you continue taking prenatal vitamins after your baby has been born, especially if you are […]

Postpartum Class

Come out for this FREE class on postpartum. At the end you will be able to distinguish postpartum from the baby blues. You will have a better understanding of the symptoms related to the disorder. In addition, you will have knowledge of how to cope with the potential impact of subsequent family planning and immediate […]

Learning to Love, or at Least Like, Your Pregnant Self

Pregnant belly image

When I was 30 weeks pregnant someone said this to me “how come other people look cute pregnant and me… and you… just look huge?” I’ll let that soak in for a minute. This isn’t the first time someone has said something to me that couldn’t be interpreted as anything other than an insult.  When […]

Breathing Cigarette Smoke in a Baby’s Lungs. Really?

Smoking is harmful to your unborn baby and newborn.

How does a pleasant, relaxing Sunday afternoon lunch  turn into a frustrating, anxiety-provoking event in seconds? Okay, since most of you are Richmond moms with young children, you’re probably laughing right now. You know it can happen in the blink of an eye with a toddler, older sibling, or even a teenager. But my children […]

Meet the Doulas Night at Franklin Goose

Birth Matters Virginia Providing Education, Support & Resources

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, […]

A Healthy Pregnancy Includes a Visit to the Dentist

Atkins-Maestrello-Miller & Associates Pediatric Dentistry

This month Dr. Liz talks to us about pregnancy and dental care.  I am pretty obsessed with my dental care but will admit it was hard to go when I was pregnant.  I was so queasy the idea of laying back with hands in my mouth had my stomach doing extra flips.  But I was […]