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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.

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What to expect when you’re expecting a Chicago baby
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Postpartum meal delivery services?

Hi - does anyone know of any good postpartum meal delivery services for post birth recovery? In California there are a ton of Chinese recovery meals (for the 40 day practice) but wasn't sure if there ...

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

The August session of The Chicago New Moms Group starts Friday, July 30th at 11am.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N. Ravenswood, Chicago.  Due to the fact that babi...

Ask the Expert: Pediatrician Anita Chandra-Puri, MD

On Wednesday, June 30th, Dr. Anita Chandra-Puri will answer your questions about all things baby! Post your question on this thread on June 30th and Dr. Chandra-Puri will reply the same day with an an...

Emily Oster Q&A!

As part of NPN's All About Baby month, Emily Oster will be answering your questions about pregnancy and babies during a live webinar on June 24! The Brown economics professor and author of data-driven...

Baby Sleep Q & A with Sleep Tight Consultants 11am today

Just a reminder that Linda Szmulewitz of Sleep Tight Consultants will answer your questions about baby sleep this morning at 11:00 in a live Zoom. She will give a short presentation to begin, and the ...

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