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New Moms

Welcome to motherhood! It’s a joyful, challenging, sleep-deprived time, and NPN is here to help you through it.

 

NPN's New Moms Group gives you the opportunity to meet with moms who have babies around the same age. Check our calendar to sign up for the next one! We encourage you to attend as often as your schedule allows.

 

New moms can also watch videos on topics such as infant sleep and postpartum depression, and seek advice and support on our member discussion forum. Trying to find a nanny? Our Childcare Classifieds can connect you with a parent-recommended caregiver or a nanny share family. 

 

New! Check out our All About Baby directory to find a Chicago pediatrician, lactation consultants and childcare options.

Your newborn care questions, answered
As an expecting parent, you are rightfully overwhelmed with all that's ahead for you when your little one greets the world. This tiny creature will depend on you for everything, and you want to be pre...
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A tale of two postpartum experiences
A day or so after giving birth to my first baby, a terror set in — a realization that my life had forever changed. I felt like a stranger in the world, going through the motions of being a mom on the ...
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The perks of a pandemic baby
In June 2021, we visited friends in the suburbs for a “pandemic baby” party. With all adults vaccinated and the older kids wearing masks, we gathered outside to hug friends we hadn’t seen in 18 months...
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Discussions

Are you a first time mom of a baby 0-6 months old?

The May session of The Chicago New Moms Group starts Monday, May 13th at 1pm.  There are currently 3 spots remaining in this session.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N. Ravenswood, Chicago.  Register here today!   The Chicago New Moms Group is a 6 week pr...

2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms group starting May 3rd

The next 2nd time moms session of The Chicago New Moms Group starts on Friday, May 3rd at 1pm and runs for 4 week session.  This group is great for 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms of babies 0-6 months old.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N. Ravenswood, Chicago.  You ...

2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms group starting May 3rd

The Chicago New Moms Group offers a 4 week session for 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms of babies 0-6 months old.  The May session starts Friday, May 3rd at 1pm.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N. Ravenswood, Chicago.  You can register here.     Discussion t...

Career flux in the new mom stage

My daughter is 1.5 years old and motherhood has been much harder than I imagined thus far. I've felt lost, lonely and under-engaged. Previous to having my daughter, I left a career as a software engineer to follow my passions into starting my own business. 6-months into motherhood and I felt like th...

2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms group starting May 3rd

The Chicago New Moms Group offers a 4 week session for 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms of babies 0-6 months old.  The May session starts Friday, May 3rd at 1pm.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N. Ravenswood, Chicago.  You can register here.     Discussion t...


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