Pregnancy & Postpartum

Pregnancy and Postpartum: Boston Moms

Congratulations on the exciting journey of pregnancy and the upcoming arrival of your little one! This is a time filled with anticipation as you prepare to welcome a new life into the world. While it can feel overwhelming, especially for new moms, Boston Moms is a hub of resources from selecting care providers to finding the perfect baby gear.

At Boston Moms, our team of over 30 contributors offer support and share their experiences in navigating pregnancy and postpartum. We have a dedicated All Things Baby Guide for pregnancy, postpartum and newborn care. From what you need for baby (and what you don’t). Whether you are a first-time mom or expecting another addition to your family, we have you covered.

Preparing for a baby and embracing motherhood can be a whirlwind, but being in Boston has its advantages. This vibrant city offers a wealth of resources, including renowned hospitals and birthing centers where you and your baby will receive exceptional care along with prenatal yoga options for mom’s well being.

Boston Moms is here to support you through all of the ups and downs of pregnancy and postpartum. And when you are enjoying those newborn snuggles tune into our podcast, Wicked Good Momcast for additional resources for new moms!

Breastfeeding can be amazing, but it is not always easy! While it is instinctual, the milestone of breastfeeding is a new skill to be learned by both baby and mom. Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions that make...
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I’m an Old Mom

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This was never the plan. I grew up with an "old" mom and was sure that would never be me. Now? I'm an old mom. My mother was happy in her career as a nurse and had plenty of romantic...
When I tell people I’m a single mother by choice, I get a lot of different responses — and some raised brows. Did I choose to be single? Don’t all mothers (on some level) choose to be mothers? What,...
Three days after learning I was pregnant with my son, I found myself in a quandary. I had arranged a Back Bay bar crawl for my husband’s birthday. How would I handle this shindig when I wasn’t ready to...
Before I got pregnant I was regularly doing yoga, so it felt like a natural step to continue my yoga practice in pregnancy. Prenatal yoga has so many benefits for both mama and baby! It's an opportunity for exercise...
Nothing can ever prepare you for life in the NICU. Even if you know ahead of time, it is still a total roller coaster of emotions. You find yourself celebrating things you otherwise would have taken for granted or...
Months before my daughter’s birth years ago, I started to imagine what our first days and weeks at home would be like. I looked forward to the newborn snuggles, establishing a new routine, learning to breastfeed — and taking...
Congratulations — you're having a baby! From now on, everything in your life will seem overwhelmingly chock full of options. So, it's a fitting initiation to motherhood that one of the first decisions you'll make — your Boston labor...
  SEASON 02: WICKED GOOD PREGNANCY | EPISODE 06 Diapering Your Baby with Diaper Lab Hello listeners, welcome back! If you tuned in last week you know we talked all about feeding your baby, and this week we are covering another baby...
Boston is one of the best cities around when it comes to healthcare. So it's no surprise that when you're preparing to have a baby, your choice of Boston-area labor and delivery hospitals and birthing centers seems endless. For...
When it’s my turn to help plan a baby shower, my event-planning background comes in handy! For even more ideas, I recently received some tips and tricks from the amazing Boston Moms team to ensure a fun, memorable, and...
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