Category - Postpartum

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Women’s Health & Wellness Day in Reston September 30
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Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week in Metro DC
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Pure Nurture releases Holistic Guide to a Healthy Baby
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LUNAFEST “connects women through film” March 8 in Arlington
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Healing Childbirth Injuries the Natural Way With Pelvic Physical Therapy
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Body Connect Health and Wellness Rehabilitates D.C. Area Postpartum Women
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Un-Breaking Birth – Showing Up for the Birth Revolution at BirthKeeper Summit 2016
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Transition comes to Tenley: lil omm closes studio, moves its yoga programs
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Exercises to Heal Postpartum Muscular Imbalances
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Love Your Baby Family Health & Wellness Fair Returns to Beloved Yoga September 19

Women’s Health & Wellness Day in Reston September 30

Women’s bodies go through lots of transition in a lifetime, and especially during the childbearing years. Women’s Health and Wellness Day, a first-time event in Reston on September 30, aims to support women through these transitions with a unique lineup of workshops by local experts in bodywork, movement, mindfulness and more.

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Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week in Metro DC

Show the world you support breastfeeding by participating in World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7 . There are events around town for nursing mamas and also for their supporters including lots of free classes at the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington. I’m teaching one!

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Pure Nurture releases Holistic Guide to a Healthy Baby

Pregnancy books can sometimes be overwhelming and not all that helpful, with advice and opinions that might not resonate with natural-minded moms. By contrast, local mom and postpartum support coach Kristy Rodriguez has come out with a helpful and supportive new book, Pure Nurture: A Holistic Guide to a Healthy Baby. The guide provides wisdom and guidance for expectant moms with an eye toward self-care for a healthy pregnancy and beyond to set the stage for a healthy recovery and healthy parenting for years to come.

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LUNAFEST “connects women through film” March 8 in Arlington

Postpartum Support Virginia is bringing LUNAFEST back to Arlington on March 8 with a program of independent films by women, an author reading and a raffle. Read More

Healing Childbirth Injuries the Natural Way With Pelvic Physical Therapy

For many of us, holistically-minded parenting started before our babies were even born. I focused a lot of prenatal energy on planning a natural and non-medicated birth, took a Bradley course, hired a doula, planned to encapsulate my placenta, and wrote down birth preferences for my labor and delivery team.

Not much went according to plan. Read More

Body Connect Health and Wellness Rehabilitates D.C. Area Postpartum Women

Pregnancy and childbirth are incredible feats of human strength and ability. But, too often women are left injured for months or even years after giving birth. The therapists at Body Connect Health and Wellness (BCHW) dedicate much of their practice to rehabilitating postpartum women through an emerging specialization called pelvic physical therapy (PT). Read More

Un-Breaking Birth – Showing Up for the Birth Revolution at BirthKeeper Summit 2016

The BirthKeeper movement was created to use the power of individuals and organizations to create a platform in which to improve the beginning of life for human beings. The inaugural gathering took place in 2015, and organizers are bringing the movement this spring to Washington, DC with a series of events May 14-16 happening in conjunction with the Annual Clinical Meeting of ACOG, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Read More

Transition comes to Tenley: lil omm closes studio, moves its yoga programs

Yoga-loving families in Metro D.C. learned on Monday that Tenleytown’s lil omm yoga studio is closing its doors at the end of the year, but owner Pleasance Silicki does not want them to have heavy hearts. She is, in fact, really exited about the next phase of life for the community she founded in 2009. Read More

Exercises to Heal Postpartum Muscular Imbalances

A woman’s body undergoes many changes during pregnancy that linger after baby arrives.  Muscular imbalances contribute to the random aches and pains that creep up postpartum.  Many of these pains can be traced back to pelvis misalignment.

In this guest post, personal trainer Sara Lewis of Mix Fitness in Northern Virginia shares some common postpartum alignment issues to be aware of and exercises to correct them. Read More

Love Your Baby Family Health & Wellness Fair Returns to Beloved Yoga September 19

Beloved Yoga in Reston is holding its second Love Your Baby Family Health & Wellness Fair on September 19 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.. A day of education and grounding for parents and parents-to-be, the fair offers workshops and the opportunity to meet with exhibitors who support mindful families.

Love Your Baby Family Health & Wellness Fair will feature sample classes, demonstrations,  massages, prenatal & postnatal nutrition, infant care as well as the opportunity to ask questions about alternative healing therapies such as Reiki, chiropractic, massage, and yoga therapy for pre- and post-natal. The day is designed to help new parents “learn how you can support & nurture yourself, your baby & your family with Northern Virginia’s best yoga instructors and alternative health care providers offering fun and educational methods.” Read More

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