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Childbirth Education Hagerstown MD

Local resource for childbirth education in Hagerstown. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to childbirth preparation, pain management techniques, advice on newborn care, Lamaze classes, the Bradley method, HypnoBirthing, as well as advice on postpartum health care.

Lynne Waldron
(301) 992-4257
Smithsburg, MD
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Jane Squires
(304) 707-0111
928 North Street
Martinsburg, WV
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
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The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)

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Roeshell K. Matthews, BSEd, LCCE
(301) 809-6869
7508 Old Chapel Dr
Bowie, MD

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Tamara Trujillo
(410) 268-3515
Annapolis, MD
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Deborah Wilson
(410) 422-5815
Salisbury, MD
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, CD

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Elisabeth Cartwright
Big Pool, MD
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, Registered Nurse

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Gretchen Chapman, RN, MS, LCCE, FACCE,
(443) 777-8215
13951 Woodens Ln
Reisterstown, MD

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Mother To Mother: Birth and Postpartum Support Services, Inc.
(877) 483-6852
68 Rosewood Drive
Elkton, MD

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Anne E. Burke, RN, BSN, LCCE
(410) 222-7109
3116 Stonehenge Dr
Riva, MD

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Helaine Brenner
(410) 358-1268
Pikesville, MD
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Pregnancy Tips, Dads Guide on Healthy Pregnancy of Spouse

Pregnancy Dos and Don'ts - The Don'ts

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When a woman is expecting a child, she will be surrounded by lots of pregnancy advice and be confused by which pregnancy advice she should follow. Help your spouse steer clear of these pregnancy no-nos to help keep her and the baby safe and healthy:

  • Avoid fish with lots of mercury in her diet. Get correct information from your dietician on what fish to eat and what fish to avoid when she is pregnant.
  • Don't disregard food borne illness. Eat, cook, handle and clean food safely! According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, food borne illness can cause serious health problems - or even death for both mother and baby.
  • Protect her from using chemicals. Products including herbicides, pesticides, paint, stains, and some cleaning solutions may be harmful to your baby. If she must use these things, make sure she wears gloves, a mask, and keeps the room well-ventilated.
  • Don't let her clean or change a cat's litter box. This could put her at risk for an infection called toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite that cats can carry in their feces. Toxoplasmosis can harm a fetus.
  • Don't let her take very hot baths, hot tubs, or saunas. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, high temperatures can be harmful to the fetus, or causing the mother-to-be to faint.
  • Discourage her from using scented feminine hygiene products. Pregnant women should avoid scented sprays, sanitary napkins, and bubble bath. These products might irritate your spouse's vaginal area, and increase her risk of a urinary tract infection or yeast infection.
  • Don't let her douche. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, douching can irritate the vagina, force air into the birth canal and increase the increase the risk of infection
  • Avoid optional x-rays. X-rays are a form of radiation that is linked to a very small risk of cancer for an unborn baby. But x-rays are usually safe during pregnancy. So if your doctor says your spouse needs x-rays for a health problem you should follow her advice. But sometimes doctors can use other tests in place of x-rays. And other times, x-rays can wait until after the baby is born.
  • Don't let her smoke tobacco. Tell your doctor if yo...

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