Mary Hogan Donaldson shows baby spinning

What Moms Should Know about Optimal Fetal Positioning

Baby spinning is an important part of a woman's late pregnancy routine. South Shore Health Certified Nurse Midwife Mary Hogan Donaldson goes behind the science of baby spinning and answers common questions about the practice.

What Moms Should Know about Optimal Fetal Positioning

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Self-care for Postpartum Moms

Pregnant women focus on getting things ready for their baby. Midwife Ruby Ristuccia recommends that it's just as important to get self-care time on the books, and shares how to make it happen once your baby arrives.

Self-care for Postpartum Moms

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Celebrating National Midwifery Week

South Shore Health celebrates National Midwifery Week with a look back at the history of the craft, both globally and here on the South Shore.

Celebrating National Midwifery Week

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

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The Mystery of the Mucus Plug

Toward the end of pregnancy, the mucus plug may make an appearance. Learn more about the mucus plug and what it means for your pregnancy.

The Mystery of the Mucus Plug

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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

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

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