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Things to do in Boston when you’re pregnant | pregnancy classes, events, services

Congrats, you’re pregnant! And congrats, you live in Boston! There more resources for you than ever. Here’s our current roundup of the best places for pregnancy classes, events, and a whole lot more.

Go to Bellies, Babies & Brunch to learn about pregnancy resources over a yummy spread

A Magic Beans produced event, Bellies, Babies & Brunch is a place where you can learn in a welcoming and relaxed environment. First of all, who isn’t up for brunch? Second of all, Gear Gurus from Magic Beans will be there to help you start your quest for the perfect baby products. CBR, the Cord Blood Registry, will be there with a presentation about the benefits of cord blood banking. Acelleron Maternal Health & Wellness is there, too! They hold classes to offer you support and prepare you for labor—before, during, and after.

Explore the benefits of cord blood banking at Cord Blood Registry 

A bit more on CBR. Newborn stem cell research is advancing, and the benefits to banking are immeasurable. Parents have the option to preserve their baby’s umbilical cord blood and cord blood tissue as an investment for the future. These preserved newborn stem cells can help treat diseases way past infancy. Explore the options and assess if it’s right for your family.

Consult with Acelleron Maternal Health & Wellness about your doula options

If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably heard a doula success story. Doulas are there to coach and support you before, during, and after your labor and birth. This can be especially empowering for your first pregnancy. Acelleron Maternal Health & Wellness, along with being a resource for classes, are the Boston doula experts. Book a consultation with them to learn more. They also offer a wide range of classes for both parents like breastfeeding essentials, newborn care, and belly-friendly fitness.

Take a Magic Beans Stroller Test Drive to find the gear for you

If you haven’t visited us yet, come on in. We love speaking with expectant parents and helping them make sense of the baby gear search. Take a Stroller Test Drive at one of our locations! We’ll give you the stroller of your choice and you’ll be able to take it outside, walk it around, fold it, and see how it fits in your trunk. It’s the best way to see what will fit your lifestyle.

Thinking about using cloth diapers? Visit Diaper Lab

Cloth diapering sounds daunting. On the surface, it seems like another arduous step in your day. But taking that extra step has huge benefits for the environment (and your wallet). Located in Davis Square in Cambridge, Diaper Lab has the largest retail selection of cloth diapers in the Greater Boston area. But they won’t leave you hanging after your purchase. Diaper Lab holds workshops not only on cloth diapering but babywearing and breastfeeding, too. In the process, they’ve created their own supportive community of parents.

Grab a ticket to Drool Baby Expo and bring your shopping list

Another Magic Beans produced event, Drool Baby Expo is the night for all things baby shopping. Interact with the best baby gear brands to learn about all those strollers and car seats you have bookmarked—straight from the source. It’s a great night to get all your shopping done too! Vendors offer exclusive, one-night-only promotions for Drool attendees. Along with gear brands, Drool exhibits lots of local resources for expectant and new parents in Boston. 

Make a BigTent account and get to talking

BigTent, owned by Care.com, is basically one big parent meet-up. It’s an easy and clever way to communicate with local parents in groups that are specific to your community. They discuss all things parenting, schedule events, offer available child care, and more. Check it out!

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