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Published on August 21, 2014

Charis and Peter Mbugua & Pregnancy and Childbirth

Charis and Peter Mbugua
Patients: Charis and Peter Mbugua, Clarksburg, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Service: Pregnancy & Childbirth

Doctor: David Wagar, MD

For Prince George’s County High School English teacher Charis Mbugua of Clarksburg and her husband, Peter, manager of planning and market analysis for Adventist HealthCare, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital "made the grade" when they were deciding where to deliver their first child.

"I loved the atmosphere," Mbugua says. "As soon as we finished the tour, I knew this was where we wanted to deliver."

With daily breastfeeding classes for mothers in the hospital, weekday phone support and a free weekly support group, new parents like the Mbuguas have help every step of the way.

"I think new mothers are so overwhelmed with all the do’s and don'ts of parenting that it is so helpful to know you will have professionals guiding you and providing support before, during and after the birth," Mbugua says.

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