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  • Partnering With Your Childcare Provider

    Posted 2/4/2016 by csweeney
    For many moms, going back to work after maternity leave is a major adjustment filled with a range of feelings including sadness in anticipation of being away from baby for long stretches of time, and for those moms who are using a day care provider that they don’t know, anxiety of leaving baby with a “stranger”. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Mood Disorders of Pregnancy and Postpartum

    Posted 1/27/2016 by csweeney

    “Women should be screened for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth, an influential government-appointed health panel said Tuesday, the first time it has recommended screening for maternal mental illness.”

    This was taken directly from an article in yesterday's New York Times and rather than take anything away from this comprehensive and well written piece, I highly recommend clicking on the link below to read the article in it's entirety.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/27/health/post-partum-depression-test-epds-screening-guidelines.html?emc=eta1&_r=1

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  • Goodnight Moon

    Posted 1/21/2016 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)
  • What I Wish I Would Have Known

    Posted 1/13/2016 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)
  • Happy New Year

    Posted 1/7/2016 by csweeney
    It's the start of a new year and losing weight seems to be one of the most common New Year's resolutions. It also happens to be a common theme/struggle for many moms in the postpartum period, regardless of the time of year. So, if you've had a baby in recently (or maybe not so recently), chances are, you may be feeling some pressure to kick it into gear.

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East Campus
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Boston, MA 02215
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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.