Jump to content

Pregnancy

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.

What to expect when you’re expecting a Chicago baby
Preparing to give birth in the City of Big Shoulders? Get ready. In addition to a generally friendly Midwestern vibe from passers-by, there are a handful of little-known watch-outs and hacks that Chic...
Read more...
Is your relationship ready for baby? 4 tips to prepare your partnership
Becoming a parent is a joyful, exciting time. It is also a stressful, disorienting and exhausting time. There is cultural messaging that children are a joy and we should be happy throughout their...
Read more...
12 truths about giving birth from an OB nurse
If you’re expecting, no doubt you’re receiving unsolicited advice and hearing horror stories. I’ve spent more than 20 years working in OB at three of Chicago’s leading maternity centers. Here is my pe...
Read more...

Discussions

2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms group starting July 15th

The Chicago New Moms Group offers a 4 week session for 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time moms!!!  The session is designed for moms of 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) babies 0-6 months old.  The July session starts Friday, July 15th at 1pm.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N. Ravenswood...

Research on Maternal Mental Health - Raffle for one or five $50 gift cards at Buy Buy Baby!

Hi lovely moms,   I am a PhD candidate in clinical psychology conducting research on motherhood.   If you have a baby between the ages of 0 to 12 months, you can participate and help us advance our knowledge of women’s mental health! Participants who complete the study ent...

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

The May session of The Chicago New Moms Group starts Friday, May 20th at 1pm.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N. Ravenswood, Chicago.  Due to the fact that babies cannot be vaccinated for COVID-19, all moms are required to provide proof of vaccination.  Register he...

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 2nd 1pm.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N. Ravenswood, Chicago.  There are currently THREE spots remaining in this session.  Due to the fact that babies cannot be vaccinated for COVID-19, all moms ar...

Birthing and Childcare

My husband would very much love to be present at the birth of our second child and for the day or so while we are both in the hospital recovering.    This means that we are looking for childcare for our three year old child for roughly two continuous days and nights.    Where doe...


More Articles related to this topic

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 and meet the eight new babies among us who had come into the world during that time. Although COVID...

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 outside while quietly panicking on the inside. As someone with lifelong anxiety and OCD tendencies, ...

Three IVF myths you probably believe

As a fertility consultant, I get to talk with hundreds of women on their fertility journeys. Some of the advice that these women have been given by professionals is shockingly wrong. And then there’s the advice from people that have never had fertility issues, that seem to love to know the most and ...

What I went through to become a single mother by choice

My long-term relationship that had been fizzling for quite a while had finally snuffed out when it occurred to me that I should become a single-mother-by choice. I was always able to picture myself as a mother but the image of myself as a wife was hazy. Very willing to have the baby and not the man,...

What to expect when you’re expecting a Chicago baby

Preparing to give birth in the City of Big Shoulders? Get ready. In addition to a generally friendly Midwestern vibe from passers-by, there are a handful of little-known watch-outs and hacks that Chicago moms of yore have discovered along the way. For advice, we asked our Member Discussion Forum and...

Privacy Policy Membership Terms

© 2022 Neighborhood Parents Network of Chicago

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Thank you for visiting our site. Browsing this site is an acceptance of our We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. and Terms of Use.