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Congratulations! Whether you’re expecting your first child or your fifth, pregnancy can be a joyous, anxiety-inducing, exciting time (often all at once).


Surely you’re getting advice about your pregnancy and raising kids from countless sources—including strangers on the street!—but here’s the case for adding NPN to the chorus of recommendations: Our community of parents has experienced many of the same challenges you’re facing now, from choosing a pediatrician to picking the perfect name, and they’re here to support you every step of the way from pregnancy to new mom and beyond. 


Don't miss our Expectant Moms Groups, a meeting for women in all stages of pregnancy to talk about the unique challenges and joys you face as moms-to-be. Check the NPN calendar for upcoming groups.

New! Check out our All About Baby Directory to find Chicago-area pregnancy resources such as doulas, estate planning and childcare.

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Anyone have more kids in their 40s?

I have 2 beautiful children age 2.5 and 4. For my whole life, I've always wanted 2 children. I grew up in a 2 child household and it feels natural to me. DH on the other hand, feels differently. He wo...

Best age gap in between kids?

What do you think is the best age range between 1st and 2nd kids based on your experience?  I have a 1.5 year old and am not pregnant or trying to get pregnant yet.  Husband and I are both mid 30's.  ...

Childbirth Prep 3 Week Intensive at Bloom starting 1/14

This in-person workshop series is designed to prepare couples to move through the labor process in an informed way. The classes are designed to help expectant parents understand the stages of giving b...

Pregnant during Covid

For those who are pregnant, curious how cautious you are being with covid in terms of going out to eat. I'm in my 2nd trimester, fully vaccinated and have booster. Yet, I'm not sure I feel comfortable...

Non-alcoholic wine reco (pregnant)

Good recos for non-alcoholic sparkling wine and where to buy in the city? Finding alot online, but they won't ship to IL.  Anonymous poster hash: caf6b...15a ...

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