The Hope Center – Free clothing and food available every afternoon 32 Bells Hill Road, Stafford, VA
The Hope House – Transitional Housing for homeless women and their children. 902 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 371-0831 http://www.hopehouseva.org/4701.html
The Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center www.voaches.org 14945 Jefferson Davis Highway, Woodbridge, VA 22191 (703) 680-5403
RACSB- Project Link – Project LINK is an inter agency project aimed at helping pregnant or parenting women with risk factors for substance abuse or personal histories of chemical dependency. LINK provides a coordinated system of inter agency screening, referral, service delivery, and follow-up for consumers and their children. (540) 891-3133 http://www.racsb.state.va.us/projectlink.htm 2016 Lafayette Blvd., Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Rachel’s Vineyard - 808 N. Henderson Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406 1-877-467-3463 OR (610) 354-0555 www.rachelsvineyard.org The worlds largest ministry for healing after abortion. Offers weekend retreats held throughout the United States and Internationally.
Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence – Providing services for those involved in domestic violence. Shelter for battered women and children. (540) 373-9373
Stafford and Spotsylvania Homeless Assistance for Homeless Students Kathy Olson (540) 899-6213 email@example.com OR Michelle Patton (540) 840-0950
Addiction Services and Support Groups A Woman’s Place – Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Services. Special programs available for pregnant/postpartum women. 2016 Lafeyette Blvd., Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 891-3136 www.racsb.state.va.us
Alcoholics Anonymous Ladies Step Study, Church Of Resurrection, 15220 Main, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408 AA Meeting Friday, 10:00 AM
Relationships, Church Of Resurrection, 15220 Main, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408 AA Meeting Days and Times Saturday, 7:00 PM
Volunteers of America Chesapeake Residential Program Center -Offers non-medical detoxification, substance abuse recovery and homeless services. 1554 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204 (703)228-0028 http://www.voaches.org/RPC
Birth Centers BirthCare & Women’s Health – Certified Nurse Midwifes for home and birth center birth care. wwwbirthcare.org (703) 569-5070 1501 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Family Health & Birth Center www.yourfhbc.org 801 17th Street NE Washington, DC 20002 (202) 398-5520
The Natural Birth Center of Northern Virginia Offering care by the midwives of Birth by Design www.novabirthcenter.com (703) 357-3808 4200A Technology Court, Chantilly, VA 20151
www.dona.org – Great online tool for finding or becoming a doula. Also has a list of questions to ask potential doulas.
Breastfeeding The Baby Whisperer - Prenatal, Breastfeeding and Parenting Services. Childbirth Educator, Lacation Consultant Tanya Singleton, BSN, MA, MPH, RNC, iIBCLC, LCCE 6917 Smith Station Road, Spotsylvania, VA (540) 226-4176 www.babywhisperer7.com
Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington http://www.breastfeedingcenter.org/ 2141 K Street NW, Suite 2, Washington, DC, 20037 (202) 293-5182 OR (202) 293-5182 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm Saturday 10am – 4pm Offers a variety of classes, Breastfeeding supplies and clothing for sale, Lactation consultants
Breast Feed Beginnings (540) 371-4827
Breastfeeding Consultants of Northern Virginia (703) 207-9091 7245 Arlington Blvd., #319, Falls Church, VA 22042
EZ Twin Nursing Pillow - Nursing Pillows for Mothers nursing twins. Available at amazon.com or doubleblessings.com
Kiwi Heilman - King George, VA (804) 214-6868 Free 15 min breast health & bra talk!
Milkshare.com – Website that links women with or needing surplus breast milk together. Also goes into great detail what should be done before using or donating breast milk and proper storage procedures.
Milkbank Locator - Find locations of human milkbanks nationwide at www.hmbana.org
Mothers Best - Caroline Conneen, NP, IBCLC - Certified Lactation Consultant 24 Goldcup Drive Fredericksburg, VA 22406 (540) 371-3004 (O) OR (540) 710-3004 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Consults & Home Visits, Breastpump Rentals and Sales, Medela & Bravado Breastfeeding Supplies, Nursing Bras and Fittings, Motherlove Supplements
Rappahannock Virginia Area Breastfeeding Task Force (24 Hour Assistance) (540) 899-6121
Weston A. Price Foundation - Excellent recipe to make your own formula if unable to breastfeed. www.westonaprice.org
Child Abuse Protections Agencies Child Protective Services Calls in Virginia 800-552-7096 Outside of Virginia (804) 786-8536
Division of Child Support Enforcement 1800-468-8894 www.dss.virginia.gov (Will assist unmarried parents with opening cases to determine genetic paternity testing).
Healthy Families of America – Healthy Families America (HFA) is an evidence- based, nationally recognized home visiting program model designed to work with overburdened families who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect and other adverse childhood experiences. It is the primary home visiting model designed to work with families who may have histories of trauma, intimate partner violence, mental health and/or substance abuse issues. HFA services are offered voluntarily, intensively and over the long-term (3 to 5 years after the birth of the baby).
Stafford, VA Contact – Michele Powell (540)288-1937ext. 242 email@example.com
Rappahannock Area Council for Child Abuse Prevention 507 Laurel Ave. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540-898-8851
Virginia Safe Haven Care Law – Virginia has established safe locations where a parent may relinquish the care of their infant. The safe Havens for infants are: - Police Stations, Fire and Rescue Stations, Hospitals, Emergency Departments (Freestanding and Hospital Based). - You can contact an ER Clinical nurse for more info. (540) 741-2122
-Rosebud Doula and Pregnancy Lifestyle Consulting – Offers weekend childbirth classes for both new and experienced parents. (703) 597-4742 www.rosebuddoula.net
-Quantico New Parent Support Program – www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org 2034 Barnett Ave. Little Hall, Lower Level, Quantico, VA 22134 (703) 784-4248 Offers 4 separate classes on a variety of topics to equip you for learning how to take care of yourself and your new baby.
-Stafford Hospital – www.MaryWashingtonHealthcare.com For more information or to register call (540) 741-1404 Option 1 Offers Tours, Prepared Childbirth classes, Prenatal Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Core Strenth.
Childcare Options The Learning Curve Preschool – wwwthelearningcurvepreschool.com 10807 Stacy Run, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (540) 748-8527
www.sittercity.com – Online daycare referral source. Free memberships for military families
www.diaperjunction.com – Offers the option to test drive certain diapers and return within 30 days if you do not like the product.
Community Services and Programs Bethany Connection – Free Relationship skills education and coaching for unmarried couples who are expecting or parenting an infant. (540) 373-6463 www.bethanyconnections.org
Carenet – A network of nationwide pregnancy centers available to answer questions, provide resources 44180 Riverside Parkway, Suite 200, Lansdowne, VA 20176 800-518-7907 www.care-net.org
United States Marine Corps School Liaison Program Assists military families with identifying and coordinating community resources to reduce the impact of the mobile military lifestyle on children and their schooling www.usmc-mccs.org/school/ Quantico School Liaison- Kathy McNerney (703)784-472 firstname.lastname@example.org
YoungLives - YoungLives is a ministry for pregnant and parenting teens that seeks to reach teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be. The local Group meets at Stafford Crossing Community Church. Alliston Kingston email@example.com (804) 677-9136
Rappahannock Area Child Development Center – Offers comprehensive medical, phsychological and educational evaulations for children from birth to age 21. 810 Westwood Office Park, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 899-4025
Family Doctors / Pediatricians Helping Hands – Pediatric Occupational Therapy – Lisa Worcester, ORT/L 2761 Jefferson Davis HWY, Suite 209, Stafford, VA 22554 417 Chatham Square Office Park, Fredericksburg, VA 22405 (540) 657-1423
Fall Hill Pediatrics – 2300 Fall Hill Ave., Suite 290, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 http://fallhillpediatrics.com (540) 899-2555 Dr. Sita Canady, Dr. Paul McIntosh, Dr. Claudia Sussder, Dr. Jacinta Tops Accepts both Tricare Prime and Tricare Standard Insurance. Has Saturday and Sunday hours. Will do 24-72 hour newborn baby exams after home births. http://drmpeds.blogspot.com/
Fleming Speech Therapy Services – Carrie Fleming, M.Ed, CCC-SLP Providing one on one speech therapy services. 2765 Jefferson Davis HWY, Suite 209, Stafford, VA 22554 (540) 720-2261
Preferred Pediatrics - www.preferredpediatrics.com 331 Park Hill Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 368-8091 Dr. Roxanne Allegretti, Dr. Jennifer Kost, Laura Larson, CFNP
10600 Spotsylvania Ave. Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (540) 604-9500 Dr. Linda Purcell, Dr. Jiyeon Bedker, Dr. Alexander Gurfinkel, Dr. Julie O’Brien, Dr. Whitney Sprinkle, Dr. Jenny Welham, Laura Larson, CFNP
Rappahannock Pediatric Associates 200 Executive Center Pkwy, Suite 106 Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 899-3440 – Dr. Allen Aaronson (540)899-3430 – Dr. Nancy Goeden
Wee Care Pediatrics – Dr. Bernadette Wells 4107 Lafayette Blvd. Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (540) 891-0246 Specializes in homeopathic pediatric care. Accepts Tricare insurance.
Health Food Stores GNC Livewell www.gnc.com (540) 720-1779 1465 Stafford Market Place, Suite B1-1, Stafford, VA 22556
Fort Belvoir (Dewitt US Army Community Hospital) 9300 DeWitt Loop, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 http://www.fbch.capmed.mil Labor & Delivery – (571) 231-4774 OR (571) 231-4773 OBGYN Case Manager (571) 231-3418 OB Triage Nurse (571) 231-3414 OB Care Coordinator (571) 231-3441 OB Clinic Appointment Line (571) 231-3442 OR (571) 231-3446 Main Hospital Number (703) 805-0612 Family Health Center of Woodbridge, VA (Dewitt off base OBGYN clinic) (703) 550-2671 14450 Smoketown Road, Prince William Square, Woodbridge VA, 22192.
Incest / Sexual Abuse Support Groups Survivors of Incest Anonymous www.siawso.org
Infant Massage Classes and Services Sensational Baby Infant Massage Class - http://www.meetup.com/Infant-Massage/ Meets at 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA Visit website for more information and to register.
Teen Parent Infant Massage - RACSB Fredericksburg Clinic (540) 582-3980 ext. 3022 Classes are held every Tue. 4-4:30pm.
Lactation Consultants / Breast Milk Donation Lactation Clinic at DeWitt Army Hospital (703) 805-9189
International Lactation Consultants Association www.ilca.org
Pink Cocoon (Cindy Curtis)- Culpepper , VA (540) 229-2154
Milkshare.com – Online group which links milk donors with infants in need of breast milk. Also has a wide variety of nursing / pumping resources.
Milkin Mamas – www.milkinmamas.com (877)522-6262 Coordinates breast milk screening and donations for premature infants. Provides supplies for the milk donating and will cover all related expenses.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society – Has lactation consultants / Visiting Nurses on Staff. Must be active duty military to use this free service. Marine Corps Base 2034 Barnett Ave., PO Box 415 Quantico, VA 22134 Presha Merritt, firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: Mon-Fri 0800-1600 Phone: (703) 784-9754 Fax: (703) 640-6751
Libraries / Infant Programs Central Rappahannock Regional Library System – Offers a variety of programs for children infant – 6th Grade Find out more at www.Kids.LibraryPoint.org England Run Library Branch 806 Lyons Blvd. Stafford, VA (540-899-1703 Headquarters Branch 1201 Caroline St. Fredericksburg, VA (540) 372-1144 Porter Library Branch 2001 Parkway Blvd. Stafford, VA (540) 659-4909 Salem Church Branch 2607 Salem Church Rd. Fredericksburg,(540)785-9267
Quantico Base Library 2040 Broadway Street, Quantico, VA (703) 784-4348 http://www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/Library/index.cfm
Massage Therapists Healing Arts Massage Center 2300 Fall Hill Ave., Suite 211 Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 371-4555
Rejuvalase Day Spa 2785 Jefferson Davis HWY, Suite 119, Stafford, VA 22554 www.rejuvalase.com (540) 720-8881
Tina Wesolovski – Offers prenatal massage in the comfort of your own home. (540) 842-4626
Maternity / Nursing Clothes / Compression Stockings BrightLife Direct, Inc. – Medical Supply company which offers a variety of compression stockings. 4455 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite A800, Washington, D.C. www.brightlife.com 877-545-8585
Carol Orrell Custom Fitted Bras (540) 846-7653 www.worldsbestbras.com Offers custom bra fitting and sells Pregnancy Support Shapeware
Culpeper Hospital – Laction Program 501 Sunset Lane, Culpeper, VA 22701 (540) 829-5775 email@example.com Custom Bra fittings available, also sells breastfeeding supplies.
Martha Jefferson Hospital – The Lactation Corner 459 Locust Ave. Charlottesville, VA (434)296-4852 OR (434) 982-7042 Custom Bra Fitter available on select days, also sells breastfeeding supplies.
Mobility – Tricare Insurance Approved Compression Stocking Fitter / Retail. (Tricare will pay in full for compression stockings ordered though them.) 4710 Harrison Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (540) 898-0127
Varicose Vein Lotion – “Reviva Labs Varicose and Deeper Spider Vein Lotion with Vitamin P”. This is a natural extract cream which contains Horse Chestnut Oils. Will help with pain associated with varicose veins. Available at Health Right in Fredericksburg, VA or you can order it online.
Midwives Birth by Design- Peggy Franklin, CPM Homebirth and Birth Center availability 14158 Clubhouse Road, Gainsville, VA 20155 (703) 357-3808 www.birthbydesign.org
Birth Outside the Box - Kim Pekin, CPM - Homebirth midwife 17232 Pickwick Drive Percellville, VA 20132 (240) 422-3889 www.birthoutsidethebox.com
BirthCare & Women’s Health – Certified Nurse Midwifes for home and birth center birth care. 1501 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 www.birthcare.org (703) 569-5070
Home Birth Midwifery – Kim L. Mosny, CPM, LM 13541 East Boundry Road, Suite 101, Midlothian, VA 23112 (804) 651-0608 OR (901) 292-4876 www.richmondmidwife.com
Manassas Midwifery – (703) 330-3285 Only provide prenatal care, do not attend deliveries. 8425 Dorsey Circle, Suite 102 Manassas, VA20110
Marshall Midwifery and Birth Center Lori Mufafka, CPM and Tierney O’Brien, CPM 8434 West Main Street, Marshall, VA 20115 (540) 364-0376 http://www.marshallmidwiferybirthcenter.com (540) 229-4750 - Tierney (703) 593-4278 – Lori
Three Sisters Midwifery Care - Glenda Turner, CPM and Adrianna Ross, CPM Located in Richmond, VA providing home birth services for Central Virginia. (804) 537-2376
Richmond Birth Services – Nancy Gigilo, CNM (804) 282-8471 www.richmondbirthservices.com 220 Roslyn Hills Dr. Richmond, VA 23229 Homebirths and Water Births. Accepts most insurance including Medicaid.
Sacred Journey Midwifery – Joey Pascarella, CNM (703) 981-8438 www.sacredjourneymidwifery.com Accepts Tricare Insurance. All prenatal visits are done at your home. Attends water births. Birth Tub Rental, Placenta Art and placenta encapsulation available.
Ten Moons Midwifery – Homebirth Midwifery Care Aimee Fairman, CPM and Desiree Cripps, CPM www.ten-moons.com (540)660-2459 or (703) 930-3581 Also offer placental encapsulation and placenta art printing services.
Tiny Toes Home Birth – Lori Orme, CPM and Heidi Homer, CPM and Leah Paul, CPM www.tinytoeshomebirth.com (703) 593-4278 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Yalad Group - Prenatal Care and Birth Center staffed by Certified Professional Midwives 1073 Pleasant Shade Dr. Emporia, VA 23847 www.yaladservices.com (434) 632-6135
http://narm.org/ - Information page on what a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is.
Mother’s Centers / Parent and Child Centers Bethany Christian Services – Pregnancy Consultations, Free Pregnancy Tests, Free Ultrasounds, Prenatal Education Classes, 1616 Stafford Ave. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 370-1800 www.bethanypergnancycenter.org (Additional locations available. Look on the website for the one closest to you.)
Birthright – Free pregnancy tests and Ultrasounds, and Resources for pregnant wom 405 Westwood Office Park, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 http://birthright.communitypoint.org/ (540) 371-6119 OR 1-800-550-4900
Multiple Birth Groups / Associations Fredericksburg Area Mothers of Multiples www.famomc.com -Meetings are held the 1st Wed. of the month at Mary Washington hospital at 6:45pm. Contact email@example.com for more information.
CJ’s All Natural – Offers a wide assortment of all natural baby and adult products and natural cleaners. CJ’s BUTTer’s are great salves for cloth diapers with no buildup. www.cjsewingroom.com OR www.mattiebugs.com
Motherlove – Offers herbal personal care products and herbal supplement line that is specifically designed for pregnant and breastfeeding women. www.motherlove.com Products are available at Whole Food Markets and Mothers Best of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA (540) 371-3004
The Natural Path – Barbara Bergquist, ND, CNHP, CNC Naturopathic Health Consultant, Herbs, Vitamins, BTA Testing 4413 Lafayette Blvd. Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (540) 891-6200 www.thenaturalpath.us
Healthy Groove - Kristy Robinson, ND, MH, CNC, CHS, CNHP, Body System Analyst Holistic Health and Wellness Center (540) 223-8833 www.healthy-groove.com
Hoity Toity Lotions – Paraben Free baby and bath products. Amazing baby bottom cream and foaming soap! This is what I use exclusively for our boys. www.finelotions.com (719) 685-1196 firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous Arrows – Offers a variety of organic baby, breastfeeding, supplies, Belly casting kits, Homebirth kits and supplies, Prenatal Education Supplies Also has several great home birth videos, various statistics on safety on home births. www.preciousarrows.com
In His Hands Birth Supply – Home birthing supplies and kits available. Also has a variety of herbs and herbal remedies available. http://inhishands.com
Wee Care Pediatrics – Dr. Bernadette Wells 4107 Lafayette Blvd. Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (540) 891-0246 Specializes in homeopathic pediatric care. Accepts Tricare insurance.
New Mothers / Fathers / Parents Groups MOMS Club of Stafford – A group supporting stay at home mothers. Has monthly activities, play groups, and community service opportunities. www.eaststaffordmomsclub.webs.com
Nutritional Assistance Angel Food Ministries – Allows any individual to purchase food boxes for a discount. No applications or pre-qualifiers to participate. 888-819-3745 www.angelfoodministries.com
The Hope Center at (540) 720-3663 also will take orders for Stafford Residents.
SHARE Food Network – Provides food packages to individulas who volunteer (opportunities available) at a discount. They are able to do this through purchasing the food at whole sale pricing and passing along those savings. To find a location close to you visit - http://www.sharedc.org
USO Fort Belvior Farmers Market – Held the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11am-noon. Providing FREE fruits and vegetables for service members and their dependents. (703) 805-2464 EmilyJane@usometor.org
WIC Program – A nutrition program which helps pregnant women, mothers and children stay healthy and eat right. Also provides breastfeeding information and resources. 1-888-942-3663 http://www.vahealth.org/NuPAFP/General%20Info/index.htm
Obstetricians / 3D Ultrasounds About Women OBGYN (Deliver only at Potomac Hospital) 2765 Jefferson Davis HWY, Suite 201, Stafford, VA 22554 (540) 657-1937 2296 Opitz Blvd. Suite 440, Woodbridge, VA 22191 (703) 878-0740 www.aboutwomenobgyn.com Dr. Richard Jenet, Dr. Ronald Hatcher, Dr. Marc Alembik, Dr. Michael Lempel, Dr. Allyse Weltman, Dr. Francine McLeod
Central Virginia OB/GYN www.centralvirginiaobgyn.com 1011 Care Way, Suite 200, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 373-4900 2765 Jefferson Davis HWY., Suite 107 Stafford, VA 22554 (540) 659-1500 4541 Spotsylvania Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (540) 898-2862 Dr. H. Joon Kill, Dr. Cynthia Wilkes, Dr. Chizoba Uzochukwu
Elite Women's Health www.elitewomenashealthva.com 1101 Sam Perry Blvd. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 940-2000 Dr. Zeenat Patel, Dr. Hector Colon, Dr. Leedylyn Stadulis
New Beginnings OBGYN – Dr. Brenda Hines 2216 Princess Anne St., Suite 202, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 370-4380
Fredericksburg Women’s Health www.fredwomenshealth.com 301-C Park Hill Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 656-2830 Dr. Tammy Leonard, Karen Hlywa, RNC, Debra Adams, RN, FNP
Pratt Medical Center www.prattmed.com 1101 Sam Perry Blvd., Suite 401, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 899-5864 Dr. Scott Walker and Julie Weathers, CNM
Rappahannock Women’s Health Care http://www.rwhcobgyn.com 1071 Care Way, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 374-3100 422 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22554 (540) 658-1800 4600 Spotsylvania Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 Dr. H.Jae Kil, Dr. Mary Shuman, Dr. Leslie Meyer, Dr. Michael Smith, Dr. Peter Pyatak, Dr. Kristin Esposito, Dr. Ramata Niang, Dr. Annie Do, Dana Taylor, CNM
Women’s Health and Surgery Center (Delivers at Stafford Hospital) 2761 Jefferson Davis HWY, Suite 101, Stafford, VA 22554 2549 Cowan Blvd. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 368-9472 www.obgynvirginia.com Dr. Kurian Thott, Dr. Lia Shorter, Dr. Sherlonda Asante, Dr. Shelly James, Alysha Kirkwood, D.O.
www.castleconnolly.com – Online directory for links to all disciplinary records for doctors (and midwives) in all types of practice. Grouped according to state.
On-Line Resources www.birthmatterva.org – A statewide organization with local groups of parents and professionals who share information, offer support, and affirm the rights of women and families to make informed choices throughout the childbearing years.
Parents Anonymous / Support Groups Fredericksburg Family Childbirth Circle Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month 7 – 8:30pm at Milestone Chiropractic, Fredericksburg, VA – Also has a facebook page.
Pizza and Parenting – Teaches positive parenting skills in a supportive environment with other parents. Pizza dinner and childrens program are provided. Held in various locations on week nights from Stafford to Spotsylvania. Call for more information (540) 785-6217
API of Fredericksburg, VA, Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:30am – noon at England Run Library Frederiskburg. Leader – Robynn Schamel (540) 368-5202 email@example.com
Quantico New Parent Support Program – www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org 2034 Barnett Ave. Little Hall, Lower Level, Quantico, VA 22134 (703) 784-4248 Offers a variety of classes for military families. Mom’s Support Group meetings, Play dates, 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Classes, Pregnancy Classes.
Placenta Encapsulation Sara Massello (412) 443-4861 firstname.lastname@example.org
Preinatal Loss Support Groups / Bereaved Families Support Groups Mary Washington Hospital – Perinatal Bereavement Coordinator, Tammy Ruiz, RN Tammara.Ruiz@mwhc.com ( 540) 741-3268 Coordinates the Garden of Angels Burial Program for Mary Washington and Stafford Hospitals. Has a quarterly burial of babies who died prior to birth at all gestational ages, including miscarriages. As part of the memorial they include (at parents request) the names of babies who are not part of the burial, but are honored by name. The losses do not need to be recient, (Their oldest babied honored died 61 years prior). Held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg, VA.
Great informational Resource for Medical Professionals on Preinatal Losses – www.PLIDA.org
Now I Lay me Down to Sleep – http://www.heritagemakers.com/storybookcharity/ A group of photographers who donate their time to capture stillborn baby’s birth. Heritage Makers a digital photo memory company also donates photo memory books of the birth.
Play Groups Toddlin’ Time Playgym www.toddlintime.com (540) 374-1476 Offers weekly play groups for children 10months – 3 yrs old.
www.staffordkids.com – A great website showing specific activities available in Stafford, VA for children.
Homeschool Lego – Game Day – Allows children (Kindergarden – Middle School) to play and socialize. Held at Porter Library from 3-5pm, Days vary. Contact Kanoa Ratliff for more information (540) 286-6968 email@example.com
The Pottery Painting Studio – Paint your own pottery. Offers various classes. 1008 Sophia Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 373-7046 www.potsandpalettes.com
Postpartum Exercise Classes / Mother and Baby Exercise Classes / Yoga Classes Diana Johnson – Burton (540) 846-2418 firstname.lastname@example.org - Prenetal and regular Yoga Instructor
Stroller Strides – A fitness class you can do with your babies. Visit www.strollerstrides.com to find a class near you Fredericksburg, VA classes contact Stacey Broughton at (800)215-2534
Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs Cleft Palate Foundation 1-800-242-5338 http://www.cleftline.org
Hydrocephalus Association – Information and support for Hydrocephalus. - Holds a monthly support group meeting at the England Run Branch of the Library in Fredericksburg, VA. For more information contact (540) 898-4568 OR Richmondsupport@hydrocassoc.biz
Teen Parent Support Groups / Education Services Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) - Teen Support Group Providing Support for Teens from Pregnancy until their children are 3yr old. Offers: Teen Lamaze classes, School Based Nurturing Groups, Home Visits, Developmental Visits, Infant Massage, Play Groups, Parent Workshops. http://www.racsb.state.va.us/ptp.htm Joan Gillis Coordinator (540) 582-3980 ext. 3022 email@example.com
Young Lives – Dinner and Babysitting are provided with an Educational program. Meets every Monday at Salem Fields Church in Fredericksburg, VA Contact Megan McCormack (540) 318-5324 firstname.lastname@example.org http://sites.younglife.org/sites/fredericksburg/Open%20Content%20Pages/younglives.aspx
VBAC/CA Support Groups ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) www.ican-online.org Has local support groups which hold monthly meetings providing mother to mother support for women recovering from a cesarean section, hoping to avoid a cesarean, and planning a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesareans.
Well Baby Clinics Family Health & Birth Center www.yourfhbc.org 801 17th Street NE Washington, DC 20002 (202) 398-5520
Fredericksburg Christian Health Center (540) 785-8500 1129 Heatherstone Dr. Fredericksburg, VA 22407 http://www.fchc.us/index.html
Local Health Departments Carolina County (540) 633-5465 Fredericksburg County (540)899-4142 King George County (540) 775-3111 Spotsylvania County (540) 507-7400 Stafford County (540) 659-3101
The Moss Clinic – Free health care clinic for qualifying individuals. Does NOT offer pregnancy related care. 1301 Sam Perry Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 741-1061 www.mossfreeclinic.org