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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.

7 Ways to Support the Pregnant Mom With Lots of Kids

We are out there among you. We are just like you, trying the best we can to be the best we can for our...

A Comparison of My First and Fifth Pregnancies

We have spent the last eight years building our family. It’s been a lot of pregnancies, nursing, sleepless nights, and joyful chaos. This pregnancy is likely to be our last, and as I reflect during the last five weeks of it I can’t help but see some big differences between the first and last! 

Coping with First Trimester Fatigue

I finally had to crush my husband’s idea that I was supermom. I had him believing I could handle all four kids, plus lunches, dinners, activities, and household duties while pregnant. But once I accepted reality, I had to bring him into the light as well. I told him I needed help. I couldn’t do it all like I could just a few weeks ago. My superpowers had been transferred to the growing baby, and I was reduced to cat-like status. Please do more, rub my feet, and let me sleep curled up in a ball. He has responded wonderfully.

You Know You’re in the Third Trimester When….

Pregnancy is a special time. A woman's body is going through so many changes in order to support and nurture new life. And, let's be honest, a lot of those changes suck, particularly in the third trimester. If you're currently in the third trimester, I hope you can identify with (and laugh about) some of these "special" changes. If you're in the earlier stages of pregnancy, here are some things you can look forward to. (And if your pregnancies are behind you, you can nod knowingly and be glad these things are in your past.) 

The Short Gal’s Maternity Wear Lament (Plus 3 Tips for the...

The most challenging part for vertically challenged me has been finding maternity clothes. If you're short, you're truly swimming in anything you try on.

What They Didn’t Tell You to Expect :: Year 1

Next week we will celebrate our son's first birthday — and with it, the one-year anniversary of our journey into parenthood. Like many first-time...

Birth Stories :: Why Sharing Benefits Us All

We've all heard them — birth stories. I read a birth story for the first time about seven years ago when my cousin shared hers...

No Alcohol? No Problem! Six Mocktail Options in Boston

Three days after finding out I was pregnant with my son, I found myself in a quandary. I had arranged a Back Bay bar...

Birth Control :: Why My Husband Got a Vasectomy

Motivated by weekly episodes of "The Cosby Show," I planned — as a child — to become a doctor by the age of 30...

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...

Memorize This :: 5 Safe Things to Say to a Pregnant...

To help you, and to save pregnant feelings everywhere, I've come up with five things you should be ABSOLUTELY SAFE in saying to a pregnant woman.

Rocking the Geriatric Pregnancy :: Having a Baby at Age 40

It is the eve of my 40th birthday. I've never felt better. I feel comfortable in my skin. I'm happy. With age truly does...

It’s OK to Feel Lousy During Your First Trimester

During the 10th week of my third pregnancy, I was starting to feel really guilty. My two boys, ages 4 and 2, had spent...

How a Rare Pregnancy Side Effect Saved My Life

If something that happens to one out of every 200 women were to happen to me, why couldn't it be winning the lottery? No, instead...