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  • Domestic Violence Awareness

    Posted 10/8/2015 by knguyen5
    I love the month of October, especially in New England. The leaves are beautiful, the air crisp, but hasn’t yet turned the bitter biting cold of winter, and Halloween, one of my favorite holidays is in October. But October is significant for another very important reason. It’s Domestic Violence Awareness month. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Fall Is Flu Season

    Posted 10/1/2015 by csweeney

    It’s that time of year again, and you may already have gotten information from your pediatrician’s office about the flu vaccine. The discussion around vaccinations is an important one to have with your pediatrician, and this blog is not a commentary on vaccinations, it’s more a discussion about trying to avoid exposure to germs when your baby seems to be a magnet that everyone wants to touch.

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  • On Our Way to Baby Friendly

    Posted 9/17/2015 by csweeney

    The World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund first began the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) to encourage and recognize hospitals that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding. BIDMC has joined in this global effort to improve maternity services to assist mothers in breastfeeding their newborns for the best start in life.
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  • Becoming Parents

    Posted 9/10/2015 by csweeney
    For the past three years, and over 400 expectant couples later, The Parent Connection of BIDMC has offered “Becoming Parents”, a 1.5 hour workshop that is held once a month to expectant couples. Due to the popularity of the workshop and that it is offered complementary, it’s limited to couples who will be delivering their baby at BIDMC. The aim of “Becoming Parents is to of better prepare couples for what they can realistically expect as they undergo the metamorphosis from being a couple to becoming parents. If you’ve already been through the experience, you know…’s huge. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Have You Done Your Kegels Today

    Posted 9/3/2015 by csweeney

    Ask any woman who’s been pregnant and had a baby, and almost guaranteed, she’s heard of Kegel exercises. Ask her if she actually does these exercises and that’s a different story…” Well, maybe once or twice, if I remember in between breastfeeding marathons, and diaper changes.” The reality is that for most moms, the postpartum period is a blur of sleepless days and nights with the primary focus on just getting through the day.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
East Campus
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215




About the Blogger

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.