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  • Rooming In At Beth Israel Deaconess

    Posted 4/10/2014 by csweeney
    We’re expecting you, and we’d like you to know what you can expect when you arrive at BIDMC! We’re thrilled that you’ve chosen us as the place to deliver your newest family member. Our goal is to help you make a smooth transition from birth to home, and to support you in this most amazing experience we encourage “Rooming-In”.

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  • Choosing A Pediatrician

    Posted 3/27/2014 by csweeney
    A funny thing happens when you get a group of moms together and they start talking about their pediatricians. It doesn’t take long for them to realize that not all pediatricians give the same answer to the same question. Sure there are some things, such as placing babies on their backs to sleep, using car seats, typically the issues that pertain to safety, but outside of those, there is sometimes subtle and often wide variation on pediatricians advice and style. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Temperature Check

    Posted 3/20/2014 by csweeney
    It’s a really good idea to know how to take your baby’s temperature before you think your baby might be sick. For one thing, just thinking your newborn might have a fever is stressful. You don’t need the added stress of then trying to find the thermometer at 2am and then figuring out how to take a rectal temperature for the first time. Read more... Comments (0)
  • When Baby Refuses a Bottle

    Posted 3/13/2014 by csweeney
    Breastfeeding moms are typically well aware of the risk of “nipple confusion”, which sometimes occurs when breastfed babies are introduced to a bottle or pacifier and then reject the breast. What is not so widely known is that sometimes the reverse can happen, when babies refuse to eat from anything other than the breast. For some families, this is no big deal and poses no problems whatsoever. For moms going back to work, or those who simply would like the peace of mind knowing they can spend a few hours away from baby, it can feel like  a really big problem. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Spring Forward

    Posted 3/6/2014 by csweeney
    This weekend we'll be turning our clocks ahead one hour, and for many parents a common question/concern is how will this impact baby's sleep? If only we could know the answer to how to predict the sleep of a newborn….or more specifically, your newborn. For parents who are not so lucky and have a little one who doesn't sleep so well, the time change is often viewed in hopeful anticipation... that this will be the change they've been waiting for, and their little one will at last become the sleeper they've dreamed of!
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 clincal socal 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.