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  • Drinking While Pregnant

    Posted 1/10/2018 by csweeney

    So the official New Year’s Eve holiday is past, but it’s a still a good time to address alcohol use during pregnancy. Some might remember, Boston Magazine ran a very provocative front cover photo with the title story, “What, Me Worry? The Growing Debate Over Drinking While Pregnant.” (December, 2012)

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  • Baby Its Cold Outside

    Posted 12/28/2017 by csweeney
    It’s December, and we’ve already had a taste of what’s to come and will continue for the next several months. Having a baby at this time of year, can feel particularly isolating as its cold, the sidewalks and streets may be icy, and just the thought of all it takes to get out the door may lead you to wonder if it’s worth the effort. Trust me on this one, it is. Staying home all day by yourself in your house with your baby day after day can be really hard. Whatever it takes, even if you just get out for a little while, it’s worth it. But where to go? Read more... Comments (0)
  • Growing Up As Parents

    Posted 12/13/2017 by csweeney
    It’s an interesting dynamic that often occurs when we become parents…a shifting in our relationships/in the way we interact with our own parents. We are no longer solely sons or daughters, but now parents in our own right, the parents of their grandchild. We may have new ideas or ways of doing things that are very different from the way they raised you. Sometimes this can be a challenge, especially when we go home for the holidays and they can see what we’re doing! Read more... Comments (0)
  • Flying with Baby

    Posted 11/30/2017 by csweeney
    It’s the holidays and for some, it may mean the first time you are traveling on a plane with a baby. Not long ago, one of the moms that comes to a moms group I lead wrote down some travelling tips that she found to be really helpful, so … if you’re leaving on a jet plane … Read more... Comments (0)
  • Are Your Hands Clean?

    Posted 11/22/2017 by csweeney
    If I stop to think about it, it seems like I wash my hands constantly … either wash or sanitize, that is. I’ve worked in a hospital for a long time, so practicing good hand hygiene is just second nature. It’s easy with hand sanitizer pumps everywhere and constant messages that “proper hand cleaning is the best way to prevent the spread of germs.” Read more... Comments (0)
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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.