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Call the Midwife

Melanie Scoggins with her baby.

Inova Loudoun Hospital expands midwifery services to meet increasing interest Not long ago, many Americans saw midwifery care as a birthing choice that did not adhere to the standards of traditional medicine. Things have certainly changed. Today, breakout studies and growing physician support speak to the benefits of a midwife-attended delivery for healthy women at…

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Reaping the Rewards of Weight Loss

Meg Appel eating healthy

Bariatric surgery can help with many life goals, including having a baby Weight loss is the obvious goal with bariatric surgery, but for many people, it’s not the only one. Treating obesity successfully can lead to better health, increased physical activity, improved sleep and countless other benefits. The main reason for Meg Appel to have…

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Bringing Baby Home: Lessons Learned from Former NICU Parents

Inova Loudoun Hospital is home to an on-site Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – Loudoun County’s only NICU. This article was written by the hospital’s NICU Parent Advisory Committee. For NICU family support at Inova Loudoun Hospital, please call 703-858-8741. Inova Loudoun Hospital is committed to the best care for expectant parents and…

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Outreach Programs, Charity Care At the Heart of New Community Report

Latest Inova Report to the Community highlights Inova stats, patient success stories The latest Inova Report to the Community gives a snapshot of Inova Health System’s size, scope, financials and healthcare contributions in a number of key areas including charity care, access and innovation. Introduced by Inova President and CEO J. Stephen Jones, MD, the report…

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Prenatal Genetic Tests and Care for High-Risk Obstetric Patients (Video with Dr. Sarah Poggi)

In this video, Inova’s Dr. Sarah Poggi provides information about advances in prenatal testing. This lecture includes information about prenatal single gene deletion carrier testing; non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using cell-free DNA; and microarray analysis. Dr. Poggi is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the Brock Family Antenatal Testing Center at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Northern…

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NPR Visits Inova to Document Infant-Health Research Study

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Inova’s vaginal seeding study featured on NPR’s Morning Edition NPR’s Morning Edition has profiled the groundbreaking vaginal seeding study at Inova Women’s Hospital that aims to discover if babies born by C-section will benefit from a swab of their mother’s microbes. The article explains how vaginal seeding “was developed in response to the sharp rise…

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Construction of NICU at Inova Loudoun Hospital Is a Labor of Love

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Patient tower development has a personal touch Keenan Beshore’s premature birth in 2010 wasn’t necessarily unexpected after his mother, Holly, experienced complications during her pregnancy. But his severe breathing problems — despite a robust weight of more than 7 pounds — were difficult for his parents to witness and harder still due to tight quarters…

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Diabetes in Pregnancy: Keeping You and Your Child Healthy

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Monica Freidline, RN, NP, CNM is the Midwifery Director for the Natural Birth Center at Inova Loudoun Hospital.  She is a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, and certified nurse midwife (CNM) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Before becoming a CNM, she was a labor and delivery nurse for 15 years.  Her scope of practice includes prenatal…

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