Patient and Family Support


Childbirth Education

NSMC offers education for all of our new and expectant parents. Topics covered include:
  • What to expect during labor, delivery and the early postpartum period
  • Physical, emotional and sexual changes during pregnancy
  • Relaxation skills
  • Comfort measures and breathing strategies during labor
  • Tips for partners
  • Possible complications during pregnancy
  • Cesarean section delivery vs. vaginal delivery
  • Pain management choices
  • Infant care
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Breastfeeding Support Line

Toll-free telephone counseling hot line at 888.217.MILK (6455)

Pregnancy or Post-partum Depression

During pregnancy and following the birth of your baby, you may experience a variety of feelings from joy to anxiety and depression. If you need additional support, talk with your obstetrical care provider or contact the NSMC Outpatient Mental Health Service (978-825-6620), which can refer you to the appropriate resources. For more resources, please visit or