Hooray! You’re pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or recently had a baby. Now what?
Pregnancy and postpartum can be filled with so much excitement and joy, but it can also be overwhelming to try to make the best decisions for your growing family. From prenatal and postpartum support to newborn nighttime challenges to pelvic floor therapy and nutrition, this guide has it all.
Boston Moms has curated this guide with you in mind. We hope the connection to these incredible resources, businesses, and local practitioners will help take the stress out of adding to your family.
We are thankful to the following businesses, who we sought out and would use ourselves, for their partnership.
Nightingale Night Nurses is a team of experienced professional newborn care specialists, postpartum doulas, and registered nurses who provide supportive care to parents of newborns in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Nightingale’s professionals provide new parents with the education and support they need to empower themselves and become confident parents during the first few months of life. Their claim to fame is helping babies learn to sleep through a 12-hour night by 12 weeks old when parents use the services consistently!
Nightingale has experience working with a variety of family structures: No matter who you are or how you got here, they would love to support YOUR distinctive family dynamic.
Nightingale Night Nurses offer overnight care, 24/7 care, daytime support, and parent coaching, as well as sleep training for babies five months and older.
Want an easier pregnancy and a healthier baby? Did you know your diet and nutrition in pregnancy can impact the risk of complications (e.g., preeclampsia, gestational diabetes), lactation success, and even the digestive health of you and your baby? Danielle Shea Tan, licensed functional nutritionist and author of “52 Small Changes for the Family,” works with expecting mothers to gain more energy, improve digestive health, balance blood sugar, and more. She also uses food, herbs, and nutrients to naturally address common health issues faced by babies and children, such as constipation, reflux, food sensitivities/allergies, and eczema. Get started today by scheduling your initial 15-minute complimentary discovery call.
For a little over 12 years Tadpole has been a trusted neighborhood store for new and experienced parents alike. Heavily focused on baby gear delivered with a top-notch customer experience, Tadpole remains fully committed to serving you during this time and continues to operate through their local delivery (same or next day) and shipping services. Tadpole’s customer service team is on hand to help you with any baby and toddler needs you might have.
Pelvic Health Physical Therapy addresses the unique musculoskeletal problems of the lumbar/pelvic/hip region that can have a significant impact on quality of life. Addressing your Pelvic Health is paramount, especially prenatally and postnatally. Common diagnoses under the scope of Pelvic Health PT include urinary incontinence, pelvic pain at rest and with intercourse, SI joint dysfunction, diastasis recti, low back/hip pain, and gas leakage. Our Pelvic Health PTs specialize in treating expecting and new moms and can help you reach your goals, whether that be to reduce your pain, improve your bladder/bowel function, or returning to exercise safely postpartum.
Susie Boston is Boston based photographer specializing in newborn, maternity and family photography. Portrait photography is her passion and she loves capturing the first days in the life of a newborn, the love and laughter of families, and the milestones of high school seniors.
As a certified lactation counselor, postpartum doula, and Ayurvedic postpartum care specialist, the mission of Mama Blooms, LLC, is to empower, nurture, and support the modern mama. Mama Blooms offers a unique blend of care and a wide variety of services, leaning on both evidence-based information AND the intuitive, ancient knowledge of our past so that women and their families can thrive in postpartum and beyond.
Do you leak pee when you exercise, cough, laugh, or sneeze? Do you have pain with sex? Are your abdominal muscles separated after pregnancy? Does your body just not feel right after birth? Pelvic floor physical therapy is right for you! With clinic locations in the Seaport and South Boston, as well as virtual and concierge visits available, pelvic health specialist Dr. Alexandra DiGrado PT, DPT, PRPC, makes pelvic floor PT convenient and accessible for pregnant people and new moms.
Crabapple Photography is a full-service boutique portrait photography studio specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, child, and family portraits. Crabapple Photography has been run by Kate McKenna since 2009 with a studio conveniently located in Andover, MA.