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New & Expecting Parents Guide

New moms and dads, we've compiled a list of some of the best resources in the Washington, D.C., area to help guide you through babyhood. Look below for hospitals, baby furniture stores, infant health care, infertility specialists and more.



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


Hospitals


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, D.C. and beyond. 1-888-884-BEAR (2327).
www.childrensnational.org , 111 Michigan Ave., NW, Washington, DC,


George Washington University Hospital

www.gwhospital.com , 202-715-4000.


Howard University Hospital

www.huhealthcare.com , 202-865-6100.


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
The pediatric services you trust all in one convenient location and still connected to one great hospital. Easy access to everything from primary care and adolescent medicine to gastroenterology and neurology. For appointments call 202-295-0547.
medstargeorgetown.org/Pediatrics , 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW,


MedStar Washington Hospital Center

www.whcenter.org , 202-877-7000.


Sibley Memorial Hospital

www.sibley.org , 202-537-4000.


Frederick Memorial Hospital

www.fmh.org , Frederick, MD, 240-566-3300.


Holy Cross Hospital

www.holycrosshealth.org , Silver Spring, MD, 301-754-7000.


Laurel Regional Hospital

www.dimensionshealth.org/website/c/lrh , Laurel, MD, 301-725-4300.


MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

www.montgomerygeneral.com , Olney, MD, 301-774-8882.


Prince George's Hospital Center

www.dimensionshealth.org/website/c/pghc , 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.
www.adventisthealthcare.com , Rockville, MD, 301-279-6000.


Washington Adventist Hospital

www.washingtonadventisthospital.com , Takoma Park, MD, 301-891-7600.


Dominion Hospital

www.dominionhospital.com , Falls Church, VA, 703-536-2000.


Fauquier Health Hospital

www.fauquierhospital.org , Warrenton, VA, 540-347-2550.


Inova Alexandria Hospital

www.inova.org/iah , Alexandria, VA, 703-504-3000.


Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

www.inova.org/ifoh , Fairfax, VA, 703-391-3600.


Inova Fairfax Hospital

www.inova.org/ifh , Falls Church, VA, 703-776-4001.


Inova Loudoun Hospital

www.inova.org/ilh , Leesburg, VA, 703-858-6000.


Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital

www.inova.org/imvh , Alexandria, VA, 703-664-7000.


Prince William Medical Center

www.pwhs.org , Manassas, VA, 703-369-8000.


Reston Hospital Center

www.restonhospital.com , Reston, VA, 703-689-9000.


Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

www.sentara.com/northern-virginia , Woodbridge, VA, 703-523-1000.


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.
www.kensingtoncaboose.com , 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.
www.smallchangeconsignments.com , 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. Sunday, April 26; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Register now! The Hill Center at the Old Navy Hospital, Washington, D.C.
www.dcbirthandbabiesfair.com ,


Eat-Sleep-Love
Eat-Sleep-Love is a maternity and parenting center working with families throughout the DMV. Whether you are seeking to conceive, currently expecting or raising your family, Eat-Sleep-Love provides tools and support to simplify your parenting journey. www.facebook.com/EatSleepLove
www.eat-sleep.love.com , info@eat-sleep-love.com, 202-276-7308.


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.
www.pacemoms.org , pace.registrar@gmail.com,


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.
www.babyproofingmontgomery.com , 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.
ChefRousseau@netscape.net, 703-222-9088.


Obstetricians, Pediatricians & Health Ca


Falls Church Pediatric Dental Center
Denistry for children of all ages (infants-adolescents). Specializing in children with special needs. Focus on preventive oral health care. Sedation and general anesthesia available.
fallschurchkids.com , info@fallschurchkids.com, 6400 Arlington Blvd., Suite 80, Falls Church, VA, 703-533-5511.


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.
www.ttlc.org , 2092 Gaither Rd., Ste. 100, Rockville, MD, 301-738-1415.


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.
www.palisadespeds.net , drhay@palisadespeds.net, P.O. Box 40814, Washington, DC, 202-735-7600.


Pediatric Denistry of the Falls
Emmanuel Skordalakis, DDS; Diana Tsai, DMD
Providing specialized denistry for children and adolscents in a "child-friendly" environment. With a focus on preventive care we help each child grow a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Serving infants, children and teens.
pediatricdenistryofthefalls.com , skordalakisdds@gmail.com, 46950 Jennings Farm Dr., Suite 160, Sterling, VA, 703-421-3000.


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.
www.kidsfirstdentalcare.com , 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, D.C., VA communities and beyond. Office: 301-260-7590. Cell: 443-790-6541. Toll-free: 877-MDMOHEL.
www.mdmohel.com , rabbi@mdmohel.com,


Sequence Counseling and Consulting Services
Support for parents includes on-site and online workshops to prepare couples for parenthood, webinars for new mothers and career coaching. Indvidual, couples and group therapy is also available.
www.sequenceservices.com , 3204 Tower Oaks Blvd., Rockville, MD, 240-200-5401.


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


Photographers


Dorie Howell Photography
Custom Portrait Studio. Specializing in maternity, newborns and families.
www.doriehowell.com , 703-766-8399.


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


Milky Monkey
Milky Monkey Photography provides custom portraiture choices for D.C.-metro families. We specialize in newborn, baby, maternity and family portraits to capture memories you will treasure.
milkymonkeyphotography.com , milkymonkeyphotography@gmail.com, 410-978-3269.


Nannies, Child Care & Related Services


AML Domestic Services, LLC
AML Domestic Services has been helping D.C. area families find domestic staff for over 20 years. Whether you are looking for a personal chef, nanny, gardener or other domestic staff employee, they take the time to find the best fit for your needs. All applicants undergo a driving and criminal background check and must provide references.
www.amldomesticservices.com ,


Abbye Ashton Inc.
Specializing in nannies, newborn care, housekeepers, housemen, couples and cooks for placement in homes in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
301-469-0082.


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.
www.regaldomesticsinc.com , info@regaldomesticsinc.com, P.O. Box 34557, Bethesda, MD, 301-770-4995.


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.
fazeducation.com , 1776 Old Meadow Rd., McLean, VA, 703-848-8822.


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.
www.mystaffingsolutions.com , 5618 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station, VA, 703-250-0700.


UrbanSitter
Looking for a new and better way to book babysitters? Try UrbanSitters - an online resource to find sitters recommended by people you know - so you feel secure in hiring someone you trust!
www.urbansitter.com/promo/washingtonparent ,


Adoption & Foster Care


Adolescent & Family Growth Center
Foster Homes Wanted! Kids Grow Better in Families. 24-hour support, training, monthly stipend.
www.afgcinc.com , 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.
www.sp-law.com , 7000 Carroll Ave., Ste. 200, Takoma Park, MD, 301-891-2200.