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  • Becoming Grandparents

    Posted 2/15/2017 by csweeney
    Excitement abounds as you await the arrival of the newest member of your family. Your days are busy with preparation; preparing for the delivery, obtaining the necessary gear for the baby and getting ready for your new roles as parents. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Goodnight Moon

    Posted 2/2/2017 by csweeney
    I was cleaning out bookshelves in my son's room the other day. He's in high school now, and while many of his books are on CD or access via the computer, there are still textbooks in use, big, thick books, which need space on his bookshelf. While I have certainly done a lot of weeding out and donating through the years, there are a few favorites I have from his baby days that I will always keep, just need to find a new place for. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Circumcision

    Posted 1/26/2017 by csweeney
    It’s a boy! Perhaps you learned the gender of your baby during your pregnancy, or perhaps you’re waiting to be surprised when your baby is born. Regardless of when you learn that your baby is a boy, you will be faced with making a decision about circumcision. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin covering the end of the penis (the foreskin). For some families this is done as part of a religious ritual, for many families it is performed by your Obstetrician at the hospital within the first few days of life. Read more... Comments (0)
  • What I Wish My Friends Had Told Me

    Posted 1/19/2017 by csweeney
    If you are like many first-time moms, during your pregnancy, you planned and prepared for the arrival of your little one. You took care of yourself, saw your OB regularly, and gathered the gear you'd need to welcome this new little being home. You may have wondered how your life might change, but that you'd figure it out — people have been doing this forever, right? How hard can it be? Read more... Comments (0)
  • Drinking While Pregnant

    Posted 1/5/2017 by csweeney
    New Year’s Eve has just passed, yet it still seems fitting to address alcohol use during pregnancy. Some might remember the Boston Magazine provocative title cover and story, “What, Me Worry? The Growing Debate Over Drinking While Pregnant.” (December, 2012)

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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 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.