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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, DC 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 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.


Virginia Hospital Center

www.virginiahospitalcenter.com , 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.
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. Saturday, May 3, 2014; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Register now! The Hill Center at the Old Navy Hospital, Washington, DC.
www.dcbirthandbabiesfair.com ,


Dance4Life & Health
Zumbinni
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.
www.dance4lifeandhealth.com/zumbini , 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.
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.


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.
www.theecogreenqueen.com , 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.
www.ttlc.org , 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.
www.kadinfamilychiro.com , 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.
www.palisadespeds.net , drhay@palisadespeds.net, 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.
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, DC, VA communities and beyond. Office: 301-260-7590. Cell: 443-790-6541. Toll-free: 877-MDMOHEL.
www.mdmohel.com , rabbi@mdmohel.com,


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 namilies.
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, DC and Northern Virginia homes.
www.michelejeaninephotos.com , 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.
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.


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.
www.chiaupairusa.org , 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.
fazeducation.com , 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.
www.lmnannyagency.com , lmnannyagency@gmail.com, 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.
www.mystaffingsolutions.com , 5618 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station, VA, 703-250-0700.


PayYourNanny.com
Payyournanny.com 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.
www.payyournanny.com , 703-819-9796.


SeekingSitters
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.
www.seekingsitters.com , 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.
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.