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New & Expecting Parents Guide

Hospitals | Clothing, Toys & Nursery Furnishings | Education & Events; Classes & Support
Home Services | Obstetricians, Pediatricians & Health Ca | Photographers
Nannies, Child Care & Related Services | Adoption & Foster Care


Children's National Health System
From primary care to specialty care, Children's National Health System provides nationally ranked pediatric medicine serving Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and beyond. 1-888-884-BEAR (2327). , 111 Michigan Ave., NW, Washington, DC,

George Washington University Hospital , 202-715-4000.

Howard University Hospital , 202-865-6100.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center , 202-877-7000.

Sibley Memorial Hospital , 202-537-4000.

Frederick Memorial Hospital , Frederick, MD, 240-566-3300.

Holy Cross Hospital , Silver Spring, MD, 301-754-7000.

Laurel Regional Hospital , Laurel, MD, 301-725-4300.

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center , Olney, MD, 301-774-8882.

Prince George's Hospital Center , Cheverly, MD, 301-618-2000.

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital delivers 5,000 babies annually and features private Mother-Baby Suites, the area's only Birth Advisor and high-level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. , Rockville, MD, 301-279-6000.

Washington Adventist Hospital , Takoma Park, MD, 301-891-7600.

Dominion Hospital , Falls Church, VA, 703-536-2000.

Fauquier Health Hospital , Warrenton, VA, 540-347-2550.

Inova Alexandria Hospital , Alexandria, VA, 703-504-3000.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital , Fairfax, VA, 703-391-3600.

Inova Fairfax Hospital , Falls Church, VA, 703-776-4001.

Inova Loudoun Hospital , Leesburg, VA, 703-858-6000.

Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital , Alexandria, VA, 703-664-7000.

Prince William Medical Center , Manassas, VA, 703-369-8000.

Reston Hospital Center , Reston, VA, 703-689-9000.

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center , Woodbridge, VA, 703-523-1000.

Virginia Hospital Center , Arlington, VA, 703-558-5000.

Clothing, Toys & Nursery Furnishings

Kensington Caboose
Stocked with quality children's clothing and toys, trendy maternity wear, baby equipment and a selection from retail vendors. Serving the community for 25 years. , 10508 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-929-0178.

Paddington Station
Consignment children's and maternity clothing, toys, books and baby equipment including strollers, high chairs, etc.
448 Maple Ave. East, Vienna, VA, 703-938-0378.

small change
Providing upscale clothes, baby gear, handcrafted gifts and new toys for babies through teens and mothers-to-be since 1981. , 1629 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA, 703-437-7730.

Education & Events; Classes & Support

DC Birth and Babies Fair
Educating, Empowering and Connecting DC's Growing Families. 40 Exhibitors, 23 Classes & Clinics and more than 20 Raffle Prizes. Saturday, May 3, 2014; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Register now! The Hill Center at the Old Navy Hospital, Washington, DC. ,

Dance4Life & Health
A Music and Movement Experience for the littlest ones (0-4) and their caregivers. Zumbini with Megan allows you and your child to bond while singing, dancing and playing instruments. , Gaithersburg, MD, 240-686-5486.

P.A.C.E. (Parent and Community Education)
Bringing families together since 1973, P.A.C.E. continues to provide educational/emotional support for first-time mothers and their new babies. Second Time Around Groups now available. ,,

Home Services

Baby Proofing Montgomery
We provide high-quality childproofing and safety products, professional installation and comprehensive safety evaluations to parents, grandparents and caregivers, fitting any home, style and budget. , 301-984-9323.

Chef on Call
Too busy to cook for your family? On bed rest? Let us help! We do all the shopping and food preparation. You simply reheat and eat., 703-222-9088.

The Eco Green Queen
Wellness coaching, products and services to help you identify and remove deadly toxins (hazardous chemicals) commonly found in 95% of households. , 240-772-1195.

Obstetricians, Pediatricians & Health Ca

Feeding Therapy Program at TLC
If you have feeding concerns for your newborn or young child - challenges with feedings, spitting up, irritability, transitioning to solid foods - call for a consultation. , 2092 Gaither Rd., Ste. 100, Rockville, MD, 301-738-1415.

Kadin Family Chiropractic
Dr. Katherine Kadin, DC, CACCP specializes in prenatal, pediatric and family wellness chiropractic care. She is certified in Webster Technique and is a diplomat in Chiropractic Pediatrics. , 6212 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD, 240-430-1004.

Palisades Pediatrics
Dr. Christi Hay
Palisades Pediatrics is a unique pediatric practice that provides home visits, direct access to the physician and expanded healthcare services for children newborn to 21 years old. ,, P.O. Box 40814, Washington, DC, 202-735-7600.

Pediatric Dental Care
John Han, DDS
At Pediatric Dental Care, your child's oral health is our primary concern. Let us build beautiful smiles starting in infancy. , 10614 Warwick Ave., Ste. B, Fairfax, VA, 703-383-3434.

Rabbi Avraham Rappaport, Certified Expert Mohel
Parents' and doctors' preferred choice. Most specialized and painless procedure possible. Joyful and accommodating ceremony. Serving the greater MD, DC, VA communities and beyond. Office: 301-260-7590. Cell: 443-790-6541. Toll-free: 877-MDMOHEL. ,,

TLC's Family Hearing Center
Offering hearing testing for infants in a safe and comfortable pediatric-friendly environment. , 2092 Gaither Rd., Ste. 100, Rockville, MD, 301-738-1415.


Dorie Howell Photography
Custom Portrait Studio. Specializing in maternity, newborns and namilies. , 703-766-8399.

Newborn Portraits by Michele Jeanine Photography
Creating elegant fine art images of new babies and their families in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia homes. , 301-520-6391.

Nannies, Child Care & Related Services

Abbye Ashton Inc.
Specializing in nannies, newborn care, housekeepers, housemen, couples and cooks for placement in homes in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

B & G Regal Domestics, Inc.
We provide upscale nannies as well as the full range of high-end domestic assistance. Our applicants are fully screened and personally interviewed. ,, P.O. Box 34557, Bethesda, MD, 301-770-4995.

CHI Au Pair USA Program
Carefully screened and trained legal au pairs from many countries. Live-in, flexible, affordable child care with local support. U.S. Gov't designated. Approximately $350/week per family. , 703-528-5152.

FAZ Creative Education Child Care
English, French, Spanish, Arabic. Infant/Toddler: Birth-2 1/2. Preschool: 2 1/2-5. School Age: 5-7. 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. , 1776 Old Meadow Rd., McLean, VA, 703-848-8822.

LM Nanny Agency
LM Nanny Agency is dedicated to matching families and nannies together so that each has a greater potential for growth, comfort and satisfaction. ,, 800-922-5650.

Staffing Solutions @ Mother's Aides
Professional in-home child care since 1979. Live-in/out, part-time caregivers, elder care, house managers, personal assistants, chefs. Emergency, short-term, temporary services. Carefully screened, complete background investigation. , 5618 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station, VA, 703-250-0700. is a household employment payroll and tax service. We help families hiring nannies, housekeepers, nurses and other domestic employees remain compliant with federal and state taxing authorities. , 703-819-9796.

DC Metro's premier on-demand babysitting referral service for one-time, part-time, full-time & last-minute needs. Sitters have extensive childcare experience, carry CPR/First-Aid certifications and passed extensive background checks. , 5 Northrup Ct., Rockville, MD, 240-341-9182.

Adoption & Foster Care

Adolescent & Family Growth Center
Foster Homes Wanted! Kids Grow Better in Families. 24-hour support, training, monthly stipend. , 703-425-9200.

Silber, Perlman, Sigman & Tilev, P.A.
We handle adoptions for diverse families: domestic and international adoptions, second parent adoptions, surrogacy agreements and donor agreements. We also handle all areas of family law. , 7000 Carroll Ave., Ste. 200, Takoma Park, MD, 301-891-2200.