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  • mother and baby smallerHave you recently had your first baby?
  • Looking for answers to your questions about sleepfeedingreturning to work, changes in your relationship with your partner and friends, temperament, and infant development?
  • Feeling overwhelmed by the sudden changes in your life?
  • Is motherhood different from what you expected?
  • Wondering if your body will every look like it did before you were pregnant?
  • Looking to meet other new moms who have many of the same questions?

For more about The Chicago New Moms Group, click here.

The 2nd February session of The Chicago New Moms Group starts Tuesday, February 20 at 1pm at Kidville (1030 W. North Ave, Chicago).  This session is now FULL.  Click here to contact the group facilitator about being placed on a waiting list

Click here for more information on upcoming sessions.Register for the next new moms group session

Linda Szmulewitz is a licensed clinical social worker, a certified Gentle Sleep Coach, a trained postpartum doula, and the mother of two children.  She developed and began running The Chicago New Moms Group in January 2011, starting first on the south side of the city and later expanding into the north side. Through her extensive work facilitating groups, she has seen firsthand the immeasurable benefits that come from the group setting whereby new moms share experiences and learn from each other as well as from formal parenting education and resources. In addition to a passion for helping women cope with the wide range of emotions that accompany parenthood and particularly new parenthood, Linda has a broad range of professional expertise from infant mental health and development to helping parents develop the insight and tools to improve their children’s sleep.

what other new moms are saying

The Chicago New Moms Group was such a lifesaver right after I became a new mom! I was overwhelmed and feeling a little lonely in the city, and this group connected me with 11 other women who recently had little ones themselves. Each week we focused on a different topic (sleep, starting solids, body after baby, etc) and just talked. It was really nice to spend time each week with women going through the exact same thing as me. Also – Linda is fantastic and has loads of information and advice on almost everything baby-related. She is a sleep consultant and provides lots of tips on getting your little one to sleep! So important! I highly recommend The Chicago New Moms Group!

Kelsey, mom of Kate

This group helped me overcome a lot of obstacles as a new mom. By the end of the six week session I truly felt more confident in all of the things that initially terrified me (feeding in public, driving with the baby, etc.). Linda was a wealth of helpful/non-judge-y information pertaining to the care of both my newborn and myself. I am looking forward to staying in touch with the other moms in the group as well!

Laurie, mom of Emilia

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