Written by Lorena Seitz CNM and Amara Minnis with Amara Doula Services It is no secret that labor and delivery is one of the hardest things a birthing person will do. But the finer details of the … [Read more...] about Birthing in a Pandemic – Disturbing Trends
“Triple Aim” Best Practice recognizes practices which meet the Institute for Healthcare Improvement of improving the patient experience, reducing cost of care, and improving the health of populations. … [Read more...] about 2020 Certificate of National Best Practice
“Sir, your wife just isn’t a priority right now.” These words were spoken to Charles Johnson after he expressed concern that his wife Kira Johnson wasn’t doing well after her Cesarean section. She … [Read more...] about Black Maternal Health Week
To all of our WomanCare and Midwifery patients, We are so thankful to all of you for your loyalty and support through the years. We are truly grateful to have had the opportunity to deliver … [Read more...] about Important update: As of March 1, 2020 we will be performing deliveries at Sentara Leigh Hospital.
March 25, 2020 Reflections on Day 12 of Social Distancing The word midwife possibly comes from an Old English word meaning “with woman”. This refers to the person, usually another female, … [Read more...] about Reflections on Day 12 of Social Distancing
The Childcare Struggle is Real You are home from the hospital snuggled on the couch holding your newborn baby. This is your first time and you are taking in all the precious moments. You are so … [Read more...] about Childcare – Twenty weeks is not too early
Let’s be honest: most of us turn to the internet even before we turn to humans for answers to our questions. What kind of camera should I buy? When is the best time of year to visit Alaska? How do I … [Read more...] about I did some research and now I’m scared!
Onesies, blankies, diapers, cribs (oh my!)… and the list goes on and on! Expecting a baby? One of the first questions people ask? Do you know the gender yet? Question number two: Where are you … [Read more...] about What do new mothers really need on their registry?
Breastfeeding Benefits There is no denying that nursing a newborn is one of the single best things you can do for your child. There are so many benefits for both mom and baby. Some benefits for … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding
Or 28 of any color ….or red twizzlers. As the proverbial saying goes “If I had a dollar for every time I was asked”….. I am, of course, talking about the 1 hour testing for gestational diabetes … [Read more...] about No, you can’t eat black jelly beans … gestational diabetes testing
The Amazing Placenta No, I’m not talking about prematurely removing your plate at a restaurant (get your hand off my truffle fries!). I’m talking about your placenta. During pregnancy, the … [Read more...] about Excuse me – I’m not done with that!
Ever feel like you have nine hundred things to do and the two hands have you to do them are - you guessed it - holding a baby. You should try to wear your baby! Wear your baby? My baby isn’t an … [Read more...] about Excuse Me Ma’am, Do You Need A Hand? What You Need to Know About Babywearing
As we approach the end of National Rainbow Week, we take the time to remember all the babies born before their time or born still. A rainbow baby is baby born after a miscarriage or loss. It is called … [Read more...] about National Rainbow Week
Prenatal care that takes place in a group?! Why would anyone want to do that?! Let me tell you why you should take part in Centering! Centering Pregnancy is all of your prenatal visits from 12 … [Read more...] about Why should you choose Centering Pregnancy?