It’s Black Breastfeeding Week! Resources for Black Breastfeeding Families

Every August is National Breastfeeding Month in the United States.  For the past 7 years, the last week of the month is Black Breastfeeding Week, celebrating Black breastfeeding families, as well as highlighting the challenges and barriers to breastfeeding that these families face. Visit Black Breastfeeding Week to learn more about the founders, Kimberly Seals Allers, Kiddada Green, Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka , find local events, and tons of other resources for Black breastfeeding families and those who support them. There are many …

Get To Know Dina Piccioni, Birth & Postpartum Doula

Dina is a passionate, dedicated birth and postpartum doula. She believes strongly in a mother’s instinct and decision making process. She is non-jugemental and opened minded, supporting a mother’s choices 100%. Read on to learn more about Dina! Toronto, Ontario Canada Since July 1999 I knew it after the birth of my granddaughter. That was the first time I experienced a doula. I am both. I love witnessing and supporting parents through this journey. Being there for them after their …

Get To Know Sara P., Birth & Postpartum Doula

When I first got to know Sara, it was a while ago when she was Balanced Birth Supports newest birth & postpartum doula. Since then we have become Facebook friends and I have so enjoyed learning more about her and her life.  Her love for her family and her chosen career path shines in everything she posts. Sara joined Balanced Birth Support early 2018, and supports families in the DC metro area who are having home births, birth center births, …

Birthing at Premier Birth Center in Winchester, Virginia

Premier Birth Center’s newest location  in Winchester, Virginia, is a calm, clean, and beautiful birthing space.  Like its sister location in Chantilly, they pride themselves on providing exemplary birth care to low-risk women wishing to birth naturally in a home -like setting. During labor you are encouraged to move around, eat and drink lightly, and give birth in whatever position you are comfortable in. The midwives at Premier Birth Center provide prenatal, postpartum, and well woman care, with all appointments …

In Depth: Balanced Birth Supports 1-Day Comprehensive Childbirth Class

Our next 1-Day Comprehensive Childbirth Education Class takes place from 9am-5pm on May 24th at the Body in Balance Center in Alexandria, Virginia. In this full-day class you will learn all about the physiology of pregnancy and birth, comfort measures, breastfeeding, newborn care, and how to diminish fears surrounding pregnancy, birth, and early parenting! This class is taught by childbirth educator, birth & postpartum doula, Sara P.! This is a great class for any kind of birth- medicated, unmedicated, induction, …

In Depth: Balanced Birth Support’s 3-Hour Comfort Measures For Birth

Are you looking for a childbirth class focused on easing the pain and uncomfortable sensations of labor and birth? Have you taken a childbirth class with a previous baby and are looking for a refresher? Balanced Birth Support’s 3-Hour Comfort Measures For Birth class might be exactly what you are looking for! Balanced Birth Support’s 3-Hour Comfort Measures for Birth class is taught by Sara P, a Balance Birth Support birth and postpartum doula, and childbirth educator. Even though this …

Birthing at StoneSprings Hospital Center

Stone Springs Hospital Center is a state of the art community hospital, with many childbirth options for you to choose from.  They have many excellent OB’s who practice at Stone Springs and The Loudoun County Midwives attend births there as well. The doulas at Balanced Birth Support love working with the midwives at LCM as well as the doctors that support them! They have private labor, delivery, and postpartum rooms with rooming-in for mother and baby. There are several deep …

Five Newborn Essentials

Have you ever tried transitioning a sleeping baby from your arms to another sleeping surface?  It’s always a “hold your breath and pray” moment that the baby won’t wake-up. The DockATot mimics your warm and snuggly arms cradling your baby when you put him down, hopefully keeping your baby sleeping longer as they won’t be started by the transition. It can also be used for tummy time by propping the baby up on the sides as you play and interact …

Get to Know Danie Crofoot, Balanced Birth Support’s Traveling Doula!

Its so obvious that Danie has an immense, strong calling to supporting birthing families. They are a full-spectrum doula, and supports families in all circumstances and outcomes. Having moved away from their childhood home on an adventure to New York City, Danie is no stranger to uncertainty and unpredictability, and as a Traveling Doula, they will be there to your support you during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum wherever you are, near or far. Read on to learn more about Danie! …