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  • Choosing Your Pediatrician

    Posted 8/25/2016 by csweeney
    There are so many things for new parents to do as they wait for the arrival of their new baby. Notifying every one of the happy news, attending doctor appointments, taking prenatal classes, gathering all of the necessary items for your home and the nursery, making preparations for care of your pets while you are at the hospital- the list is long and both exciting and overwhelming! Choosing a pediatrician is one of the most important tasks on that list. Read more... Comments (0)
  • New Baby and Changing Friendships

    Posted 8/17/2016 by csweeney
    Mary was the first of her friends to have a baby. When she came home from the hospital, her friends visited, were eager to hold her son and hear about her delivery. Some even brought home cooked meals. After a couple of weeks however, it seemed like the honeymoon was over, and her friends lives continued on while Mary wasn’t quite sure what planet she was on. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Back to Work

    Posted 8/12/2016 by etrinh

    Many new moms returning to work after maternity leave, experience feeling increased anxiety as the return to work date approaches. Even though you may have planned for this reality, researching your options and choosing your daycare provider well in advance, suddenly the reality is here and many women find themselves emotionally just not ready. I often ask the moms who come to the new moms group I lead, if they can specify what it is that they are most concerned about. The response is often the same. The idea of suddenly being away from baby for up to eight hours at a stretch feels unimaginable.

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  • Becoming An At Home Mom

    Posted 8/7/2016 by v_intpal2
    Leaving paid employment and a career after having a baby is a decision that comes with its own adjustments. For some women, the decision is clear and there is no looking back or second guessing. For many, it’s not so cut and dry, and raises feelings of loss and anxiety in considering endless days with little structure and risk of opportunities lost should they try and return to their profession in the future. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Becoming an At Home Mom

    Posted 8/7/2016 by v_intpal2

    Leaving paid employment outside the home after having a baby is a decision that comes with its own adjustments. For some women, the decision is clear and there is no looking back or second guessing. For others, it’s not so cut and dry.
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
East Campus
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-0475

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Christine Sweeney is a licensed clinical social worker with over twenty years experience working with new moms and babies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is the founder and manager of the Parent Connection, a free support service offered to first time parents to support the adjustment to parenting after leaving the medical center. She is a proud mom of two sons.