New Parent Resources

Winchester Hospital’s maternity services staff members have compiled this list of online references to provide you with helpful guidance as you decide what is best for your child and family.

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Health and Wellness of Baby

Women's Health - Information on SIDS, newborn care and safety, babysitters, product safety, listing of American Academy of Pediatricians, etc.
Source: Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Baby Proofing - This is one topic in a series of YouTube videos on “Welcome to Parenthood.” Source: Pampers.

Parenting Support

Parents Helping Parents - Based in Watertown, Mass., this website offers information about the stress help line parents can call to ask anonymous questions and/or participate in local support groups. Source: Parents Helping Parents of Massachusetts.

Parenting Resources - With links on breastfeeding, autism, vaccines, child care, tips on successful parenting, etc. It also contains material for the grandparents as well. Some information also offered in Spanish. Source: U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.

Safe Sleep for Your Baby

There are simple steps you can take to make sure your baby is sleeping safety to reduce the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). This information sheet, produced by a task force of the Middlesex District Attorney that includes four Winchester Hospital staff members, tells you the best ways to put your baby to sleep. You can also get more information from the Safe to Sleep® Public Education Campaign led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Breastfeeding Services

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes at Winchester Hospital - We offer a variety of classes and support groups for parents. Find a list of our resources here.

ZipMilk - Offers a list of breastfeeding resources in your area sorted by zip code. Source: Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc.

First 48 Hours of Breastfeeding - In addition to breastfeeding support, Baby Zone covers many other topics such as baby names, life with your baby, buying for baby, books to read to your toddler, etc. Source: Baby Zone is offered online courtesy of Disney.

Work and Pump - Website dedicated to providing breastfeeding support to working women. Source: Kirsten Berggren, PhD, CLC and author of: "Working without Weaning: A working mother's guide to breastfeeding." 

Breastfeeding Online - Educational website that focuses on the importance and benefits of breastfeeding. Source: Cindy Curtis, RNC, IBCLC, CCE, CD.

Massachusetts Breastfeeding - State website dedicated to sharing local breastfeeding resources to Massachusetts women. Source: Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition

Chiropractic Care, Acupuncture and Massage

The Winchester Hospital Chiropractic Center is pleased to offer chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage for pregnant women as part of our wide range of services. Our services can help with pregnancy-related discomfort such as pressure on a nerve in the back (sciatica), spinal or pelvic misalignment, and more. A special pregnancy table allows you to lie on your stomach comfortably during the treatment. Studies show that 84% of women report relief from back pain during pregnancy with chiropractic care.

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