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Welcome to GardenMoms - one of Boston's best parenting resources!

In 2002, an owner of the Garden of Eden restaurant in Boston’s South End noticed several regular customers who were either very pregnant or had brand-new babies. Although we (the soon-to-be GardenMoms) didn’t know each other, the Garden proprietors threw a brunch for us — and we’ve been hanging out together ever since.

We were sad to see the Garden of Eden close in 2008, but feel fortunate that the mom-to-mom connections we first made at that brunch are still going strong - and growing by the day. Our group has grown from seven moms to well over 14,000, and now includes members from almost every Boston neighborhood, as well many parents who live outside the city. New GardenMoms (and, of course, new GardenBabies and a few GardenDads) are constantly joining our ranks.

Since its inception in 2002, GardenMoms has become an important resource and support network for countless parents, both new and experienced. We are fortunate to have a terrific, dedicated group of members who share their advice, humor, warmth, and support. Welcome to our group!

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Upcoming Events

A Research Study is looking at Emotional Experiences in moms and babies

Mon Dec 11, 2017, 8 am – 5 pm EST

Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are looking for mothers and their 16-week-old babies to participate in a study on emotional experiences. You and your infant may be eligible to take part in this study, if you are:

•18-43 years
•You have a previous and/or current diagnosis of depression

We are also looking for pregnant women who have never been diagnosed with a mental illness.

Eligible participants can earn up to $50

You and your infant will be invited to our laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where you will engage in a Mother-Infant social activity, Infant temperament assessment and questionnaires.

For more information about this study, please contact Maria at 617-754-1237 or mhenriks@bidmc.harvard.edu

Baby and Breastfeeding Drop in

Mon Dec 11, 2017, 10:30 am – 11:30 pm EST

Facilitated by an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Baby guru, the FREE weekly Baby and Breastfeeding Support group is a drop in that offers friendly and stress free support for you and your new baby. This casual group offers the ability to freely ask questions about infant feeding, soothing, sleeping patterns, and more. A great place to meet other mothers in similar circumstances, to learn from each other and to feel supported.

New Moms Group-Meets Weekly- Free

Mon Dec 11, 2017, 1–2:30 pm EST

Are you a new mom? Do you want to meet other new moms, have a place to talk about the joys and challenges of motherhood and ask questions?

Come join the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Chestnut Hill New Mom's Group.

All Mom's with babies 0-12 months are welcome.

This group is sponsored by the BIDMC OB/GYN Department and is FREE of charge regardless of where you delivered. Please call or email to register: 617-667-2229; csweeney@bidmc.harvard.edu ; www.bidmc.org/parentconnection

Prenatal Yoga at Mama & Me (JP)

Mon Dec 11, 2017, 6:45–8 pm EST

Drop Ins are welcome to this weekly Prenatal Yoga class at Mama and Me in the Brewery Complex in Jamaica Plain. PLEASE BRING A PILLOW if you are able to. Yoga mats are provided.

cost is $15 per class.

please note there is no class on January 20, February 17, April 21

for more information see http://www.mymamaandme.com/prenatal-yoga/

Prenatal Yoga at Down Under Yoga, Newton

Mon Dec 11, 2017, 7:30–8:30 pm EST

Prenatal Yoga at Down Under Yoga - Newton
w/Dina Abbondante, LMT, RPYT
Weekly drop-in class on Mondays at 7:30-8:30pm
Prenatal Yoga classes assist women as they connect more deeply to their bodies and to their babies, and prepare for birth and motherhood. Classes foster community with fellow mothers, and offer information about laboring positions, at-home stretches for common tension areas, and safe yoga practices for special conditions. Prenatal Yoga sequences encourage a balance between stretching and strengthening postures, supportive breathing practices, and relaxation techniques for each trimester. All levels of experience are welcome to attend.