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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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...

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

The May session of The Chicago New Moms Group starts Thursday, May 2nd at 1pm.  There are currently 4 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 p...


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