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Childbirth Education Portsmouth VA

Local resource for childbirth education in Portsmouth. 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.

Jennifer Derugen, LM, CPM
(757) 622-2791
Norfolk, VA
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: cpm-certified-professional-midwife-lm-licensed-midwife-cht-certified-hypnotist
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Home Birth, Homeopathy, Hypnobirthing, Midwifery Services, Postpartum Care, Prenatal Care, Water Birth

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Nancy L. Goldman, BS, CD, LCCE, FACCE
(757) 889-5300
1330 Laurel Cres
Norfolk, VA

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Jacqueline D. Starkey, CD, LCCE, FACCE, RN
(757) 615-2933
713 Bulrush Ct
Chesapeake, VA

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Ann L Hopkins, LCCE,RN
(813) 681-4040
953 Rio Grande Dr
Virginia Beach, VA

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Ms. Deena C Scintilla, RN, LCCE, FACCE
(757) 923-0560
240 Jonathans Way
Suffolk, VA

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Heather Edwards
(757) 484-5717
5 Two Oaks Court
Portsmouth, VA

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Ms. Kathleen J Bailey, RN, MS, CNM, LCCE
(757) 288-4944
5007 Shoal Creek Rd
Suffolk, VA

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Amara Minnis
(757) 375-0939
4869 Wyandotte Road
Virginia Beach, VA

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Dr. Nancy Jallo, FNP-BC, RNC,FACCE
(757) 846-7510
355 Mainsail Dr
Hampton, VA

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Rudean R. Harrell, LCCE
(757) 934-4797
832 2nd Ave
Suffolk, VA

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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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