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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 | Labor Care Resources | 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, D.C. 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 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. , 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW,

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 Adviser 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 over 25 years. , 10508 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-929-0178.

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

Education & Events; Classes & Support

Ob-Gyn Associates
A division of Advantia Health
We offer group and private childbirth classes in our Silver Spring and Rockville offices. Locations in Silver Spring, Rockville & Beltsville, MD. Coming soon to Germantown. , 301-681-6772.

P.A.C.E. (Parent and Community Education)
Bringing families together since 1973, P.A.C.E. continues to provide educational and emotional support for firsttime mothers and their babies. Second Time Around Groups 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.

Labor Care Resources

Epiphany Pilates
Epiphany Pilates offers specially designed prenatal and postnatal Pilates and barre classes to strengthen and stretch your body while preparing for delivery and recovering afterwards. , 2735 Hartland Rd., Ste. 100, Falls Church, VA, 571-288-3177.

My Prenatal Massage
Massaging moms...and dads since 1992. Specialist in pre-natal and induction massage. We use only organic hand blended oils. , 301-229-6458.

Obstetricians, Pediatricians & Health Ca

Falls Church Pediatric Dental Center
Dentistry for children of all ages (infants-adolescents). Specializing in children with special needs. Focus on preventive oral health care. Sedation and general anesthesia available. ,, 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. , 2092 Gaither Rd., Ste. 100, Rockville, MD, 301-424-5200.

Ob-Gyn Associates
a division of Advantia Health
Caring for the whole woman for over 50 years. We are a diverse group of practitioners dedicated to caring for women throughout their lifetime and staying on the cutting edge of the latest medical knowledge, equipment and technology. On-site ultrasound. Locations in Silver Spring, Rockville & Beltsville, MD. Coming soon to Germantown. , 301-681-6772.

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
My job is to make sure your son has a perfect experience! Parents' and doctors' preferred choice. Serving the greater MD, D.C., 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 families. , 703-766-8399.

Nannies, Child Care & Related Services

A Child's Place
Ages 8 weeks-5 years. We help your children reach full understanding of the world around them in a safe and secure environment. Experienced tenured staff. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. , 3100 Prosperity Ave., Fairfax, VA, 703-698-8050.

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. , 703-819-1959.

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.

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.

Friendship Children's Center
Infant to PreK. Established 1989. Creative curriculum, music, dance, Spanish classes, educational outings. Part- and full-time. , Washington, DC, 202-244-5115.

The Gardner School
We are an academically focused early childhood education for ages 6 weeks-5 years. At The Gardner School, we have created a rich learning environment that will stimulate your child's physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. , 2655 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA, 703-567-6939.

Adoption & Foster Care

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.