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, which we sought out and would use ourselves, for their partnership.
Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny connects families with warm, responsible, and trustworthy caregivers. They are a boutique nanny agency that has been serving families in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire for nearly two decades. Whether it’s overnight newborn support, sleep coaching, postpartum assistance, nanny placement, or online childcare classes, their services offer parents the peace of mind and reassurance that comes with having trusted caregivers.
Whether you are interested in one overnight visit or seven, BBN&N offers overnight newborn care experts who will lovingly care for your baby and respond to his every need while you get some well-deserved rest. In addition, BBN&N’s elite nanny placement team carefully recruits, selects, trains, and screens their nannies through an in-depth process to ensure you only meet the most qualified caregivers who will provide optimal care for your children.
Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny now offers research-based online childcare classes created by experts from the Boston medical community, an author of award-winning parenting books, sought-after sleep consultants, and early childhood educators. Take a few minutes to review these amazing services and see how they can best support your family. Give them a call today at 781-444-4063 or email [email protected]
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 offers overnight care, 24/7 care, daytime support, nanny placement services, parent coaching, and sleep training.
For families not in New England, they run a referral service for newborn care specialists across the U.S.
Magnolia Baby Company is New England’s elite expert team of birth/postpartum doulas and newborn care specialists, lactation consultants, and sleep consultants.
Magnolia believes: ALL families should be nurtured, supported, and treated with respect. Their team is specially trained to attune to the needs of your family and provide professional, non-judgmental care — every step of the way! Magnolia Baby Company looks forward to joining you on your parenting journey.
Tadpole is 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 providing car seat installs and free stroller assembly services in the Boston area. Tadpole’s customer service team is a phone call away, always ready to help.
Pelvic health physical and occupational therapy address 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. Joint Ventures’ PTs and OTs specialize in treating expecting and new moms and can help you reach your goals, whether that’s to reduce your pain, improve your bladder/bowel function, or return to exercise safely postpartum.
For Boston Moms readers: Free new patient physical and occupational therapy consultation!
“I registered for an amazing doula, Elyse, on the Flourish Fund who helped me get ready for birth, a scheduled cesarean, including what to expect and how to best prepare my body and mind.” ~Mom of 2
Baby clothes are a cute gift, but who’s ensuring you and baby are fed and recovering well from birth? With the Flourish Fund Baby Registry, you can register for wellness experiences and support, plus essentials like diapers. The Flourish Fund’s vetted network of local providers includes meal delivery, doulas, lactation counselors, newborn care specialists, prenatal and postnatal fitness, and more.
Take their exclusive Pregnancy Wellness Quiz to get your personalized registry recommendations and tips. The best part? When you start your Flourish Fund baby registry using code BOSTONMOMS, you’ll get a FREE self-care kit!
Dr. Jessica Ryniec, a reproductive endocrinologist at CCRM Fertility Boston, grew up in Massachusetts and is a Boston mom herself. She’s dedicated to helping others grow their families as well as providing fertility education. CCRM Fertility Boston offers its patients best-in-class patient care, a full suite of fertility services, innovative technology, and cutting-edge labs. CCRM’s proprietary approach has resulted in patient outcomes that far exceed the industry average for live births. Learn more or schedule your consultation today at www.ccrmivf.com/Boston.
Hey there, mama! Nothing is better than finding an effective, all-natural product for your littles. EmBeba’s Don’t Be Rash balm will soothe that diaper rash with ingredients straight from the garden! You’ll never wonder what’s in this balm because you can actually pronounce all the ingredients. Its stick-like shape provides an easy, mess-free application — just push up and swipe! Forget jars and creams you have to apply with your fingers, and say hello to your new diaper change must-have!
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As we embark on the crazy adventure of motherhood, we often forget to take care of ourselves! Revolution Health’s new mom program helps moms develop healthy habits to support overall wellness, providing you with the tools to safely get your confidence, energy, and strength back so you can be your best self for your growing family. “Mommy and me” fitness session included!
Fitpartum is a wellness company run by a mom team of a physical therapist and a personal trainer. Fitpartum’s main goal is to help women exercise safely during pregnancy and all postpartum stages. They offer diastasis recti and pelvic floor assessments, as well as in-person and remote programs that are customized to each individual woman and her needs. Exercise programs include core, pelvic floor, and full-body strength and conditioning!
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.
Will you remember just how tiny your brand new baby was?
Betsy is an award-winning photographer who specializes in fine art newborn portraiture. She has extensive training in newborn safety and posing. Her style is a mix of simple, timeless portraits and fun, whimsical shots. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join in the session, too. Her studio is stocked with everything you’ll need for your session, and she’ll work with you from the initial consult to the moment you pick up your artwork. Her goal is for you to have keepsakes you’ll enjoy for many years to come.