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  • Surviving Colic

    Posted 5/24/2017 by csweeney
    The Witching Hour, the Arsenic Hour … whatever you want to call it, ask any parent of a newborn what the hours between 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. might look like, and chances are high that they will tell you it’s not pretty … a warm, fuzzy Facebook moment … not so much. Read more... Comments (0)
  • What to expect when you are healing with us

    Posted 5/17/2017 by csweeney
    At BIDMC we strive to ensure that every patient receives personalized and compassionate care of the highest quality. Knowing that childbirth is not a pain free experience, we’re committed to connecting with you to learn about how to make your healing experience the best it can be. Read more... Comments (0)
  • After Mother's Day

    Posted 5/15/2017 by csweeney
    So Mother’s Day was this past Sunday and the web was full of Mother’s Day wishes and suggestions. In that light, this is a post-Mother’s Day post intended to provide dads new to parenting some advice/suggestions on how to take care of your partner, not just on Mother’s Day, but most days. Believe me, this will help. So if you are a mom partnered with a dad, please turn this over to him for continued reading. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Childbirth Education and Tours

    Posted 4/27/2017 by csweeney
    The third trimester of pregnancy is such an exciting time! The last weeks of pregnancy are in sight and parents begin to eagerly prepare to meet this little one that has been moving and shaking in utero! Here at BIDMC, we encourage families to learn as much as possible about pregnancy, childbirth and infant care by taking classes offered by our nurses, who are certified childbirth educators and certified lactation consultants. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Breastfeeding and Marijuana Use

    Posted 4/20/2017 by csweeney
    In 2012, Massachusetts legalized the use of medical marijuana and in 2016, legalized its recreational use. While marijuana is known to successfully treat symptoms for a range of medical issues, what exactly are the implications for breastfeeding? Read more... Comments (0)
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
East Campus
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215




About the Blogger

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.