Mom and Nurse in Early Labor Lounge

Signs of Early Labor

Is that your water breaking, or did you just pee? A midwife explains the signs of early labor and when it's time to call your provider.

Signs of Early Labor

A cartoon illustration of a mucus plug

The Mystery of the Mucus Plug

Toward the end of pregnancy, the mucus plug may make an appearance. A certified nurse midwife dispels some myths and shares some advice on what to do if you see it (or don't).

The Mystery of the Mucus Plug

Nurse, mom and newborn

Get to Know Your Labor and Delivery Team

There's a wide variety of people who will help you safely welcome your baby into the world. A midwife explains the key players and their role in your labor and delivery team.

Get to Know Your Labor and Delivery Team

Tired parents getting baby to sleep

A Midwife’s Tips for Sane (and Safe) Sleep

You know how important sleep is for both you and your child. A midwife shares how to navigate your baby's changing sleep phases.

A Midwife’s Tips for Sane (and Safe) Sleep

Moms-to-be exercising in a pool

Four Benefits of Exercising When Pregnant

Staying active—or getting into fitness routine for the first time—is a great way to maintain your health and improve the health of your baby. Learn more about the benefits.

Four Benefits of Exercising When Pregnant

The Basham Family together

Charlie's Angels of South Shore Hospital

One grateful South Shore family thanks the lifesaving team at South Shore Hospital that brought their son, Charlie, safely into the world. See their story.

Charlie's Angels of South Shore Hospital

A new mom holding her baby and looking sad

How to Cope with Mom Guilt

Motherhood can be tough, but many moms feel like they have to hide that fact. A South Shore Health midwife talks about mom guilt and how to cope with these feelings throughout pregnancy–and beyond.

How to Cope with Mom Guilt

Eat, Sleep, Console

Eat, Sleep, Console: A new approach for substance-exposed newborns

A new way of caring for opioid-exposed newborns allows South Shore Hospital to reduce the use of withdrawal symptom medications and lets pediatric patients go home earlier.

Eat, Sleep, Console: A new approach for substance-exposed newborns

Expecting parents carrying a hospital bag

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

What should a pregnant woman pack in her all-important hospital bag? A midwife shares her personal and professional tips for expecting parents.

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag