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Tag: newborn

All Things Baby :: Boston-Area Resources for Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Newborn...

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.

To the Mama with a New Baby… We’re Still Here

Becoming a new mom is hard on any given day. But to the mama who has delivered a brand new baby during the time...

12 Things a Postpartum Mama Really Needs (and She May Not...

So, how can we help our fellow new mama friends? Before I became a mother, I would excitedly show up at a new mom’s home with the cute baby layette and matching stuffed animal and want to snuggle and spend time with the new baby, give my friend a congratulatory hug, and go on my merry way — and all with the best intentions. Now, don’t get me wrong, as a new mom I greatly cherished all the thoughtful visits and gifts I received. But I have found that acts of service can be incredibly helpful during the postpartum healing process — and SO deeply appreciated. My recommendation is: Ditch traditional, keep it practical.

Congrats on Your New Baby! But I’m Not Coming to Visit…

Everyone gets so excited when family members or friends have a new baby, and we immediately want to see them. I have done the same. Each friend who has had a baby, the first question I used to ask is, "When can I come meet him/her? What can I bring you? I'll watch the baby while you sleep!" But, things have changed. My son got meningitis at 4 weeks old. 

A Letter to Pregnant Me

Dear Pregnant Caitlin, Congratulations. This is it. The moment you've been dreaming of for years is finally here. After months of negative tests, happy pregnancy announcements...

You Were Sawed in Half :: The Awkwardness of a C-Section

Well, a year after I had my C-section, I'm done feeling weird about it. You know what? I'm not inadequate; I'm a magic trick.

The Newborn Period Really Sucks

I recently gave birth to my second child — a beautiful, smart, healthy, smiley girl who has been mastering her coos. I love her...

Tongue Tied?

"Your baby has a tongue tie." There was a silence in the hospital room as I stared blankly at the pediatrician. After an overnight...

I Loved the Baby More

The nursery is being transformed. This room, formerly awash with blues, greens, and monster stickers on the wall, now boasts pink accents and flowers....

Thank You, Sister :: With Gratitude During the Flu Season

This post is for my sister. We have our differences, but one of the strands that ties us together is that we are both mothers....

Surviving the Holidays with a Newborn

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Time for holiday parties with family, cocktails with friends, and themed play dates with the tots....

When Breastfeeding Sucks. Yeah, Sometimes It Does.

Note: This week is National Breastfeeding Week. We celebrate, support, and honor all ways moms choose to feed and nourish their children. At almost nine...