New & Expectant Parent Programs

New & Expectant Parent Programs hosted by NPN are the perfect resources for expecting families.

-- Would you like to connect with other new & expecting families?   

-- Seeking answers to pregnancy and new parent related questions?

-- Looking for pre and postnatal resources and information?

Join NPN’s New & Expectant Parent Programs for informative, entertaining events for growing families! Expecting a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life, but also one full of questions and anticipation.

The New & Expectant Parent Programs connect you with other moms-to-be and families to help you learn more about pregnancy-related topics.  Monthly events include topics such as Childcare 101, Pediatrics 101, Infant Sleep & Crying and more!!  Check out our calendar for upcoming events.

Next Event

  Baby Basics 101 @ Kidville Chicago - Lincoln Park
Location: Kidville Chicago - Lincoln Park
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM · Aug 3, 2017
Who: Members & Non-members - Adults only
Parking: Parking garage attached. Event parking details TBA.
Cost: NPN Members: Adults $0.00, Children $0.00, Family Four-pack $0.00
Non-members: Adults $10.00, Children $0.00, Family Four-pack $0.00
Coordinator: Didi Lewis

Is my baby peeing enough?  Pooping enough?  How often do I breastfeed?  Which formula is the best?

If you're brand new to parenthood, you certainly have tons of questions about how to tell the difference between what is normal and what is worrisome in a newborn.  You know to expect crying, but when should you call your pediatrician?  

All new and expectant parents are invited to NPN's informative Baby Basics 101 seminar.  Here's your chance to hear straight from pediatricians BEFORE baby arrives (or soon after)!

Join NPN at Kidville Chicago-Lincoln Park for an amazing panel discussion with Rebecca Unger, M.D., F.A.A.P. and Dawn Li, M.D., F.A.A.P. 

These doctors will help quell your concerns and provide you with important information regarding what to expect of your newborn and healthcare provider immediately postpartum in the first few months. They will also discuss how to find a good pediatrician and what questions you might ask of them.

Please RSVP, space is limited. Open to NPN members  (FREE, please login to your NPN account)  and non-members ($10 per adult).  Arrive by 5:45pm to mingle with other new and expectant parents. 

Special thanks to our friends at Northwestern Children's Practice for presenting, and Kidville Chicago-Lincoln Park for hosting this event!






NPN Members: login first to get the NPN member discount!  
(NOTE: Your RSVP/ticket payment is a non-refundable reservation and processing fee).

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Meet the Co-Chairs

Didi Lewis Didi joined NPN in 2010 while researching school options for her son and seeking support from other working moms. When her daughter came along the following year, her fondness for NPN, its activity-packed event calendar, and its active discussion board grew. With a JD and certificate in Family Law from DePaul College of Law, her dedication to the local parent community in her downtown neighborhood, and her passion for advocating family life in the big city (she’s also a proud CPS grad), Didi happily joined the NPN staff in 2013. As School Choice, Programming and Outreach Manager, Didi is excited about helping Chicago parents learn about educational options within the city and discover all of the amazing benefits NPN has to offer for new and growing urban families. After spending her entire life as a north-sider, Didi now lives in the South Loop with her south-sider husband Rod and their city kids, RJ and Rio.

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