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  • Partnering With Your Childcare Provider

    Posted 1/29/2015 by csweeney
    Once you've made the decision about what childcare option works best for you and have selected a provider, don't be surprised if you still feel unsure or ambivalent. Many new moms going back to work after maternity leave report feeling overwhelmed with the idea of leaving their baby for long stretches of time with someone they don't know.
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  • Goodnight Moon

    Posted 1/21/2015 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 1/15/2015 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 1/8/2015 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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  • Drinking While Pregnant

    Posted 12/31/2014 by csweeney
    It’s New Year’s Eve, and so seems fitting to address whether any amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. Some might remember, not so long ago, 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.) 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 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.