NOVA Birth Partners

NOVA Birth Partners NOVA Birth Partners is a concierge birth & postpartum care practice. Our dream team includes birth & postpartum doulas, lactation consultants, and more.

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Homebirths accomplished this year through @novabirth to this date (Post-COVID19) = Twins (1), Singletons (4)New homebirt...
08/07/2020

Homebirths accomplished this year through @novabirth to this date (Post-COVID19) = Twins (1), Singletons (4)
New homebirth clients signed up this past week alone = 4!

#keepthemcoming
#MDDCVAHomebirth
#NBPMidwives
#YESwehavepaymentplans!!
#bringallthebabies

Photo courtesy of Elaine Baca Lane B. Photography

Because it does. Please help support us to continue to donate FREE birth support to black & brown people. Proceeds also ...
06/04/2020
Black Birth Matters | Bonfire

Because it does. Please help support us to continue to donate FREE birth support to black & brown people. Proceeds also will help us build our new Birth Center!! #GeorgeFloyd

Grab your limited edition Black Birth Matters merchandise before the campaign closes. Featuring Dark Heather Grey Premium Unisex Tees, professionally printed in the USA.

Way to go, #montgomerycountymd ! Can’t wait to reveal our NEW LOCATION in Montgomery County, Maryland coming soon!! #bus...
02/14/2020

Way to go, #montgomerycountymd ! Can’t wait to reveal our NEW LOCATION in Montgomery County, Maryland coming soon!! #businessconnect #womenownedbusiness Looking forward to partnering with the county in these new initiatives!

What a beautiful way to start the day! Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, NOVA Birth Partners #happyvalentinesday #postbirthhi...
02/14/2020

What a beautiful way to start the day! Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, NOVA Birth Partners #happyvalentinesday #postbirthhigh #birthdoulas #nursedoula #gettoknowthebest

The most fulfillment I have had: turning an induction into a NON-induction, active labor water birth 💦 💧 at George Washi...
02/11/2020

The most fulfillment I have had: turning an induction into a NON-induction, active labor water birth 💦 💧 at George Washington University Hospital with TWO my doula besties?!?! How could I ever go to a birth alone again? We are almost FULL for the time being. Want a truly dream birth? Call us - you only get to do it your way, in your timing, once. #waterbirth #sharedwithpermission allhandsondeck #nursedoula #novabirthpartners #homebirthhospitalbirth #Birthwithoutfear #birthday #birthundisturbed #shesaidshewouldandshedid #novadoulas #dcdoulas #dcdoulasofcolor #blackmamasmatter #blackbabiesmatter #midwives #midwivesmakeadifference #doulasrock #doulaservices #bestbirth #dreambirth #midwivesrock #GWHospital #GWMidwives

National Organization for Women Racial Justice Summit and Congressional Briefing: These are the days that I am most grat...
02/10/2020

National Organization for Women Racial Justice Summit and Congressional Briefing: These are the days that I am most grateful for in finding my seat at the advocacy table. As hard as it is for me to be the “speak out nurse,” these are the days that give me the most purpose and hope for equity and true change for all families. Amongst the greatest in Congress. #advocacy #nursedoula #birthequitynow #accesstorespectfulcareforall
Representative Ayanna Pressley, Kevin Powell, Kenyette Tisha-Barnes, Gary L. Ford, Jr. @ Rayburn House Office Building

Our own Megan spoke highly of her doula from Being and Born: "I 💯% recommend Chloè to any family who is expecting. She h...
01/31/2020

Our own Megan spoke highly of her doula from Being and Born: "I 💯% recommend Chloè to any family who is expecting. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience about birth and all things babies.

With my first baby, I went through pregnancy expecting birth to go exactly as planned. I thought that since I was healthy, and wanted a natural birth, it would just work out. But it didn’t, and I ended up getting an emergency C-section after a cascade of interventions. This time around, I did not want a repeat experience.

It takes a lot for me to trust someone- especially someone who would be hanging out with us during our labor when I’m not even wearing pants. Even from the first time we met, I knew Chloè could help me achieve my desired birth.

By working with Chloè as our doula, I felt much more prepared. She helped me locate resources to educate myself on all possible options so I could ask lots of questions, and above all gave me the tools I needed to advocate for myself. I felt a lot of support and compassion through this whole journey.

Not only that, but recovery has been amazingly different- way better- this time around, which was especially important to me as I have an energetic toddler too.

Above all, Chloè supported me in my decisions, and helped our family have the birth we envisioned- a successful VBAC!" Amazing! 🤩🙌👏

How amazing. Each and every birth story seems to get better and better! Yup. I have *the* best job in the ENTIRE WORLD!!...
01/25/2020

How amazing. Each and every birth story seems to get better and better! Yup. I have *the* best job in the ENTIRE WORLD!!! 🌎 Another
#Novabirthpartners baby, another dream birth! Medical induction —> No Pitocin!!! Gentle Birth. She said she would do it and, well, she did!
#birthyourway #noepidural #barelynopushing #firstbaby #doulanurse #gentlebirth #dreambirth #lowdoseinduction

GRATEFUL. OVERWHELMED. THANKFUL. Sooooooo blessed. Today - 2nd year anniversary of our very first birth at #novabirthpar...
12/31/2019

GRATEFUL. OVERWHELMED. THANKFUL. Sooooooo blessed. Today - 2nd year anniversary of our very first birth at #novabirthpartners... Literally HUNDREDS of births later. 🙌🏽🥰On my 3rd birth in 3 days, as my tears continue to fall, Faith cannot thank you enough. For all of the people that helped us and believed in something bigger than ourselves alone, Thank You. This mama was referred to us by several people she said merely one week ago. She said this was her Dream Birth. Little did she know, it was mine, too 🙏 #hundredsofsmiles #hundredsofhugs #hundredsofbabies #nursedoula #dreambirth #zenbirth #humbled #peaceful @ Virginia Hospital Center

I have said it before, I will say it again. I have *the* best job ever. Thank you thank you thank you #walterreed hospit...
12/29/2019

I have said it before, I will say it again. I have *the* best job ever. Thank you thank you thank you #walterreed hospital in Maryland for my second birth center “midwife style” birth in less than 2 days!!! First, I had a DC #georgewashingtonuniversity hospital birth that was so BEAUTIFUL done by the Resident team there. I am so grateful to be doing births again but with the passion of a nurse, and the time and attention of a doula. #BestJobEver #DoulasRock #BetterBirth ##BabyGirl #BabyBoy
#NurseDoula #AcceptingNewClients!! #faithful #Grateful #blessed

Merry Christmas!!! Happy Hanukkah!! Celebrating a bunch of our babies having their First Christmas this year! Hundreds o...
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas!!! Happy Hanukkah!! Celebrating a bunch of our babies having their First Christmas this year! Hundreds of #novabirthpartners babies were born this year ❤️🥰😘 Here is one of our Doula babies!! #babysfirstxmas #doulababies #happyholidays #santa #santaclaus #gratefulthankfulblessed #grateful

Merry Christmas Eve!! As the world lats a glow and several of our babies are ready to be born, thank you to you all that...
12/24/2019

Merry Christmas Eve!! As the world lats a glow and several of our babies are ready to be born, thank you to you all that helped make this a wonderful year for the #novabirthpartners family. #happyholidays2019 #familytime Right now, Mary would be in labor too, right?

WOW! What a great #google #smart business party!!! Thanks for a great night @1johnnybailey This #NurseDoula had a great ...
12/17/2019

WOW! What a great #google #smart business party!!! Thanks for a great night @1johnnybailey This #NurseDoula had a great time!! #networking #lifeoutsidethehospital #dcmaternalhealth #raisingawareness #allbirthmatters @ Google, Washington D.C.

So grateful to Photographer Danielle on our team and owner of Danielle Hunter Photography for these gorgeous photos!!!!!...
12/16/2019

So grateful to Photographer Danielle on our team and owner of Danielle Hunter Photography for these gorgeous photos!!!!! #teamwork #familyphotography #photographylife #bestagram #kohlsstyle #familyof8 #faith @ Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia

12/09/2019

Thank you so much 🙏 #governornortham #betterbirth #safebirth #virginiamaternalhealth #novabirthpartners #partnering #equityfirst #doulasrock

The best part of Thanksgiving? Receiving a bunch of text messages celebrating your doula babies! #happythanksgiving #bes...
11/29/2019

The best part of Thanksgiving? Receiving a bunch of text messages celebrating your doula babies! #happythanksgiving #bestdoulasever #doulasrock #novabirthpartners #babysfirstthanksgiving

All of our placenta encapsulation packages are full service.  This includes pick up of placenta, choice of preparation, ...
10/18/2019

All of our placenta encapsulation packages are full service. This includes pick up of placenta, choice of preparation, choice of capsules and delivery to your home. The only exception is if you choose in-home placenta encapsulation where the provider comes to your house to provide the service in your kitchen. In this instance, we are glad to meet you at your home in order to provide encapsulation once you schedule us to arrive. All clients who sign up for our services within 3 weeks of their due date will receive our transportation kit mailed directly to their home, shipped in an eco-friendly package. Included is a cooler for proper storage, along with handling instructions for your birth. Our guaranteed turnaround time is within 48 hours unless the placenta has been frozen. We are on call 24/7 with 365 days of coverage offered.
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1. Don't forget breakfast.2. Eat foods with fiber.3. Choose healthy snacks.4. Take a prenatal vitamin with iron and foli...
10/17/2019

1. Don't forget breakfast.
2. Eat foods with fiber.
3. Choose healthy snacks.
4. Take a prenatal vitamin with iron and folic acid every day.
5. Eat up to 12 ounces a week (2 average meals) of fish or shellfish.
6. Stay away from soft cheeses and lunch meat.
7. Limit caffeine and avoid alcohol.
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It is the most powerful creation to have a life growing inside of you. There is no bigger Gift. 😍😍.Visit: www.novabirthp...
10/15/2019

It is the most powerful creation to have a life growing inside of you. There is no bigger Gift. 😍😍
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#novabirthpartners #birth #pregnancy #baby #pregnant #doula #birthphotography #birthwithoutfear #motherhood #newborn #childbirth #postpartum #breastfeeding #midwife #birthday #naturalbirth #reviews #review #reviewer #feedback #customerfeedback #InstaPhoto #PicOfTheDay #PhotoOfTheDay #Photogram #Capture #PhotographyDaily #PhotographyIsLife

Capture these most precious memories, before they grow and memories fade! 📷😍 NOVA Birth Partners works with many talente...
10/14/2019

Capture these most precious memories, before they grow and memories fade! 📷😍

NOVA Birth Partners works with many talented photographers in the area to provide growing families great choices for documenting the different exciting parts of this journey. We offer Birth, Fresh48, Maternity, Newborn, and Family sessions, and bundle pricing for families who decide to book multiple sessions. Check out what our photographers have to offer, and connect with us to learn more and secure your sessions today.
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Take a look at client and community review of our services. 😍Stay tuned on following posts for more. 😉.Visit: www.novabi...
10/13/2019

Take a look at client and community review of our services. 😍
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Visit: www.novabirthpartners.com 👈
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#novabirthpartners #birth #pregnancy #baby #pregnant #doula #birthphotography #birthwithoutfear #motherhood #newborn #childbirth #postpartum #breastfeeding #midwife #birthday #naturalbirth #reviews #review #reviewer #feedback #customerfeedback

Whether it’s a romantic partner, a friend or another family member like the baby’s grandma, the birth partner’s experien...
10/12/2019

Whether it’s a romantic partner, a friend or another family member like the baby’s grandma, the birth partner’s experience matters in birth. Our doulas are there to support every birth partner in being as involved as they’d like with the birth. Physical and emotional support make a huge difference for everyone involved. 😍
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09/27/2019

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September is Baby Safety Month and that starts with safe sleep. For more safe sleep tips head over to our website (link in bio)
#safesleep #bsm #bsm2019 #sids #baby

An oldie but GOODie! 🥰🤩🤗We have had several vaginal births after multiple C-sections this year alone. #GettheFacts#OwnYo...
09/08/2019

An oldie but GOODie! 🥰🤩🤗

We have had several vaginal births after multiple C-sections this year alone.

#GettheFacts
#OwnYourBirth
#HireTheRightBirthTeam

🙌🏻HOMEBIRTH AFTER 7 CESAREANS🙌🏻

With her first pregnancy she was induced at 41 weeks pregnant because she was told she was pregnant long enough. The cascade of interventions began and it ultimately led her to the operating room. Her doctor told her that he was glad because she had the smallest pelvic opening he had ever seen.

With her second pregnancy she was told she was not a good candidate for a VBAC because the doctor noted she had a small pelvic opening. She had her second, third and fourth baby via belly birth. She figured this was just the way she was meant to give birth. Her doctor convinced her that it was safe to have as many cesareans as she wanted. This is simply not the truth. But believing and trusting her doctor she proceeded to have cesareans with her fifth and sixth child. When she was pregnant with her 7th baby, she met with a high risk OB who was shocked to hear that she had so many cesareans and she had no idea how dangerous they were becoming. All she had ever heard were the risks of rupture with a VBAC but never the risks with a cesarean, like placenta accreta which is a much higher risk with multiple cesareans than a rupture. The high risk OB was convinced she had placenta accreta, her regular OB disagreed. But they told her for liability reasons, they would be doing another cesarean sooner rather than waiting. She fought to stay pregnant as long as possible out of fear for her child’s health. At 37 weeks she had another cesarean and her gut was right. Baby was born too early and needed a NICU stay and she had no placenta accreta.

When she became pregnant with her 8th child, she had a strong urge to deliver vaginally. She prayed and asked God to help her. It led her to a midwife local to her who agreed to help her.

At 40weeks+4days, she went into labor with her water slowly breaking. She labored with her husband and children supporting her. She pushed for about an hour, his head finally emerged, and his body followed. The midwife lowered him to the ground and she picked up her son. Her first child that she birthed vaginally after having 7 cesareans. “That moment made every battle I faced to that point worth it. The unnecessary early delivery of my last baby, the NICU stay, the fear mongering from the doctors, the chronic neck pain from the epidural, the constant no’s from so many midwives and doctors when trying to get support for a vbac, overcoming the fear instilled in me by society’s view of vbacs, dealing with non supportive people, being told I was crazy, all of it and so much more. In all my csection deliveries, I didn’t hold my baby until hours after delivery, nine whole hours with the last one. After I picked him up, my kids came in and got to see their new baby brother.”

To read the full story, go to https://m.facebook.com/notes/christy-shotwell-callaway/elyjahs-birth-story/10156236153939424/

Mommy: Christy Shotwell-Callaway

#vba7c #vbac #vaginalbirthaftercesarean #vaginalbirthaftercsection #hbac #homebirthaftercesarean

Awwwww....! As Black Breastfeeding Week comes to a close, I am so grateful to have been able to support our local commun...
08/31/2019
9 Beautiful Photos Of Black Moms Proudly Breastfeeding

Awwwww....! As Black Breastfeeding Week comes to a close, I am so grateful to have been able to support our local community in both DC and Virginia at at least 3 events. I got to hear the stories of many, including by watching the documentary, "Chocolate Milk."

I am always to humbled to celebrate the gift of being able to watch families be born and grow. Seeing parents nurture their babies and being apart of a very intimate process is truly a gifting in and of itself.

These photos remind me of how truly grateful I am to have breastfeed and/or exclusively pumped at times my tribe of children for nearly 8.5 years of my life!!

No matter how you feed your baby, it is a gift of life to be able to have a baby of your own to feed. Now THAT is really the blessing, indeed.

#HappyBlackBreastfeedingWeek

Enjoy!

xoxo,

- f

They spoke about the importance of seeing black women nurturing their children.

So exquisitely beautiful.
08/15/2019

So exquisitely beautiful.

**Edited to add: When we originally posted we should have been more sensitive and added that in*******al adoption can be an incredibly sensitive subject. We are only highlighting one family’s experience but believe that it’s up to each individual and family to research their options, do self-exploration, and decide what’s best to do. Also wanted to highlight this really insightful Red Table Talk on in*******al adoption: https://www.facebook.com/redtabletalk/videos/1430912810380278?sfns=mo

✨ ADOPTION & BREASTFEEDING ✨

“I’ve been asked a lot lately (especially this last week) if I am still nursing Emelia. - 16 months and we are still going strong! Of course this picture looks cozy and peaceful and it was. It was a special quiet moment that we had in an otherwise busy weekend a couple weeks ago. It was why I snapped a picture. I had no intention of sharing it at the time. But this scene was not how our nursing journey began.

Between her severe tongue and lip tie and multiple procedures to correct them and my body reacting with excruciating vasospasms making me dread every single nursing session, we started our journey with lots and lots of tears between the two of us and not knowing if I could continue. I spent months preparing my body to nurse (I used the Newman-Goldfarb protocol for anyone interested). My husband knew that this would be a special thing for us if I could just get past this part so he was constantly encouraging me through it.

This has been a very healing experience for me. My body has been able to nourish her and help her grow...something I had no part in before she came to us. In an area where my body had failed me time and time again it was finally doing something wonderful.

Sometimes I wonder if I should even be sharing something so personal but then I remember that the only reason this was even possible for me is because a woman shared it with me years ago. So I do it for the woman reading this who didn’t know this was possible, maybe feeling that her body is broken and is losing hope in ever being able to have an experience that comes so easily for others. First of all, you are perfect the way you are and nursing or even being able to give birth are not the things that define a mother, but I see you. I have felt that too.

This is something I wanted to do for US. And it was a good choice for our family. I know not all mommas choose to nurse or can nurse and that is most certainly ok. As my beautiful friend High Five For Love Photography said the other day, “Let’s #normalizebreastfeeding but let’s also normalize supporting mothers because really - we are all just doing our best.”

Repost @alissasaylor 💕

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Feed all the babies 😁😁😁 She's already a pro!! Is it just me or is that AWESOME positioning and latch?
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My husband and I welcomed our first child at the beginning of July. Without the help we received from the wonderful women at NOVA Birth Partners, I can't imagine how we would have done any of it. We can't begin to thank them enough. First and last and most of all, our doula KimMarie Glick was an angel sent to us from God. Kim met us when we arrived at the hospital and stayed with us for 26 long hours of labor, the only person except the two of us who stayed the whole time and saw us through the entire labor and delivery. When I was exhausted beyond my limit and my husband collapsing from fatigue, Kim stayed steady and calm, easing our path with every small detail she took care of, helping us communicate with hospital staff and being there for support and encouragement when I needed it most. Kassi and Colleen both visited after the birth to check on us, see how I was doing, and teach me + the baby to nurse. Faith and Sarah came to the hospital to pick up the placenta - they had turned it into pills by the next day. Faith also came over with Kassi to visit us at home and was so kind and wonderful. We will be grateful to these women forever. Don't even think about having your baby without them