Maternity Pants 101: When and How to Shop For Maternity Pants

Maternity Pants 101

 When your body is changing, you may wonder if you should wait and buy maternity clothes later in your pregnancy or get them from the beginning.  When is the right time to pick up a few maternity basics? The answer is simple: start as soon as you are uncomfortable. Many women start feeling that their […]

New Discoveries in Childbirth Experiences at VCU Medical Center

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I was fortunate to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Labor & Delivery unit at VCU Medical Center last night.   Such an impressive new space to bring this already amazing team of physicians, nurses, midwives, and doulas to the front of everyone’s mind when thinking about birthing options. I wanted to share […]

Iris Co: Nurses and Moms Create Healthy Natural Products for Women


There are new businesses opening every day and often times we give them a quick glance and then move on. But this is one business that may be new to you, BUT you definitely don’t want to miss learning more about it – and you’ll likely want to delve into their inspiring website to learn […]

Open House at VCU Medical Center’s New Labor & Delivery Unit

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The Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center will host two open houses to showcase its renovated Labor and Delivery Unit, which offers unique accommodations and childbirth options to expectant mothers. The open houses will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the VCU Medical Center’s Main […]

This Weekend Only: Up to 50% Off at Hip to be Round


It’s another big sale at Hip to be Round and you definitely don’t want to miss this one. But hurry because it’s this weekend only – June 21-23, 2013. You can save up to 50% on your purchase on some items. They’re also open on Sundays from noon to 5pm – making it convenient to […]

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

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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 […]

Obstetrics – Planning Pregnancy

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April 1: Obstetrics – Planning pregnancy Every mother wants her baby to be as healthy and strong as possible. The best way to do that is to start at the very beginning: before conception. Preconception care can improve your chances of getting pregnant and of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Since some […]

Women’s Health Tips


Click here to learn more about women’s health and taking care of yourself. Each week beginning in April 2013, Virginia Women’s Center will provide us with a Weekly Healthy Tip – making it easier to stay healthy!   Women’s Health Tips Virginia Women’s Center is an advertiser on

Preventing Foodborne Illness During Pregnancy


Did you know that the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can affect your immune system, making you more susceptible to a foodborne illness? While it is important for all individuals to handle and prepare food safely, it becomes even more important during pregnancy as you are protecting yourself and your unborn baby. Food safety […]

OmMama: Richmond’s Pregnancy and Childbirth Resource

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  OmMama is excited to announce the birth of the new OmMama Resource Center.  Some Richmond moms may already be familiar with OmMama’s yoga classes geared toward pregnant women, new moms and their babies.  Some moms can testify that it was the knowledgeable, caring women behind OmMama who helped them navigate through the sometimes rough […]