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The hospital nursery: a thing of the past?

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In the final months of pregnancy, sleep can be hard to come by, so by the time your baby makes his debut, you’re ready for a good hearty nap. Since your baby is most alert during the first hour or two after birth, that’s the best time to plop him onto your chest and give breastfeeding a try, and then ... Read More »

Some tips for managing visitors after your baby is born


The first weeks after your baby is born are a time of contradictory emotions, for some very good reasons: You just had a BABY! How cool is that? How amazing are her little hands and feet and her smell and her teeny face? This is definitely the best thing that has ever happened to you. On the other hand, you ... Read More »

What is Hypnobirthing? An interview with childbirth educator Cynthia Overgard of Hypnobirthing of CT


As part of our wonderful new slate of classes at Magic Beans stores, we’re presenting “Three Things that Will Determine the Outcome of Your Birth,” a talk by childbirth educator and HypnoBirthing instructor Cynthia Overgard, on November 4. HypnoBirthing is just one of many great approaches you can choose for your child’s birth, but we love how respectful and empowering ... Read More »