Meet Our Newborn Care Team
Brenda A., Newborn Care Expert
Few experiences in life match the joy and excitement of bringing a baby into the world! Brenda is honored to provide support to families as they bring their newborn home. She enjoys providing reassurance and knowledge to guide parents in creating a comfortable, loving, and healthy atmosphere for their new family. Brenda is a natural caregiver and understands that it is essential for new moms to get the support and rest needed during the postpartum period so that they can fully recover and transition into their new roles. In addition to being a dedicated mother of two happy adult children, Brenda cared for 4 younger siblings as they grew from newborn through elementary school. A long-time Weston resident, Brenda finds balance in her life by spending quality time with family and friends, spending time in nature, flower arranging, and as a singer/volunteer leader in Weston and in the wider community.
Darin B., Newborn Care Expert
Darin enjoys supporting families as the transition home with their newborn. Her calm demeanor and gentle guidance allows her to work with families as they establish routines and schedules while gently guiding parents through all of the first year phases. Darin grew up in Boston but currently lives in Walpole where she and her husband are raising their four teenage children. She is a certified CPR instructor and a part-time driver’s ed teacher. In her spare time, she likes to spend time doing activities with her kids and care for their horses. She also enjoys yoga.
Doreen B., Newborn Care Expert
Doreen has been caring for infants and children for over 20 years and with five children of her own, she fully understands both the joys and challenges of brining a new baby home. Doreen’s loving nature and vast experience allows families to feel confident in the care their newborn is receiving. She is able to gently lead parents through the newborn phase and provide families with the reassurance they need during the first months home with a newborn. Doreen resides in Cape Cod with her husband and children.
Josie B., Newborn Care Expert
Josie has over 15 years experience newborns and families in the Boston area. New parents welcome Josie’s warm, nurturing presence as they transition home with their newborn. Her patient demeanor combined with her intuitive sense of what each family needs to make them feel comfortable and fully supported, allows her to immediately connect with any family she meets. She gently guides parents in the first months home so that they are able to establish healthy eating and sleeping routines while providing expert, loving care for their baby. Josie goes above and beyond in all aspects of the support she provides.
Kate B., Newborn Care Expert
Kate is able to connect and support with families as they transition home with their newborn. With her gentle spirit, good sense of humor and extensive experience in baby care and night sleep strategies Kate is able to provide excellent care for babies, while guiding parents in newborn care. Her degree in education with concentration in ESL and extensive experience in teaching students from various cultural, social and religious backgrounds have taught her to easily adjust to different family situations, requirements and philosophies.
Maria C., Newborn Care Expert
Maria has been working in infant and child care and education for 12 years. Her desire is to provide gentle, nurturing care to help support the health and happiness of babies and families. She is a Certified Health Coach for pre and post natal women providing nutrition and overall wellness counseling to moms and babies. Maria lives in South Boston with her dog Nino and loves to read, walk, and experiment with healthy cooking.
Ann D., Newborn Care Expert
Ann’s experience and training combined with her patient, attentive and understanding demeanor allows her to connect with all families and ease the stress of new parents so they can truly embrace the joys of welcoming a child into their family. Her warm nature and caring personality allow her to connect with families and provide them with expert care and guidance. Ann has experience with single babies, multiple, premature, colic and reflux. With over fifteen years of experience working with families, Ann has built lasting relationships with families and their newborns.
Christine D., Newborn Care Expert
Christine is an enthusiastic professional with over 25 years of experience in caring for newborns and infants. She is trained as a home daycare lead teacher, newborn care specialist, and a postpartum doula. She has a calming, patient, presence that allows her to gently guide families and support them build healthy routines. Her intuition and understanding enables her to connect with newborns, giving parents the peace of mind that their baby is receiving expert, loving care.
Kettia D., Newborn Care Expert
Kettia has over 10 years of childcare experience, working with families in both Boston and New York. Her calm and nurturing demeanor brings a sense of comfort to the families who she supports. Kettia understands that having a baby, whether as a first time parent or adding siblings to a family, can be overwhelming and her gentle guidance allows families to truly enjoy the newborn phase. She graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.
Anthonina F., Newborn Care Expert
Since childhood Anthonina has felt a heart-driven passion for care and comfort for newborns. The journey of life has led her to a solid vision of serving mothers, newborns, and families. She is a trained professional with a background in Operations Management and Bachelors degree in Women’s Studies. After the recent birth of her son, she decided to take a leap of faith to switch careers. She knows first-hand, the excitement and challenges that come with motherhood and is dedicated to supporting moms along the journey. Her experience in caring for latency-aged children in foster care, and her value of centering trauma-informed care allows her to thoroughly assess situations and prioritize physical and emotional safety. Through the Intense Newborn Care training course, Anthonina can provide comprehensive support to new mothers and their newborns. As a Certified Lactation Counselor and an advocate for birth justice in her community, Anthonina helps moms in finding the best feeding practices that meets their needs. Anthonina enjoys teaching and promoting bonding activities between newborn, mother, and family. She is committed to meeting with newborn moms to help with feeding schedules, sleep coaching, and comfort techniques in order for them to achieve a successful first few weeks after the baby’s birth. Overall, Anthonina is passionate and dedicated to the individualized support that she brings to each family.
Charlene F., Newborn Care Expert
Charlene has been a childcare provider since 2002. Her experience includes caring for newborns, multiples, special needs and children of various ages. Being a certified lactation consultant, she has extensive knowledge and expertise with breastfeeding, sleep and feeding schedules. Charlene earned a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Children’s Services. She is able to gently guide and support new parents as they transition home with their newborn, while also promoting healthy newborn sleep routines. Charlene’s experience combined with her warmth, kindness, and flexibility enables families to create a schedule that best meets their needs while also feeling reassured with the love and care their newborn is receiving.
Susan F., Newborn Care Expert
Susan has known her calling since high school when she was an avid babysitter and she has been caring for children ever since. She took her first full time nanny job in 1990 and in 1999 she started doing overnights caring for newborns. She has supported approximately 200 newborns as a Newborn Care Specialist. Susan’s warm and calm manner is soothing to babies and parents alike which is especially beneficial in the first few months home with a newborn. Her flexibility and helpful manner make give parents peace of mind that their family is in the very best of care. Susan lives in Gloucester with her husband where they enjoy going for walks and spending time at the beach.
Ashley G., LPN, Newborn Care Expert
Since her teenage years, Ashley has always known that she had a passion for working with children. She believes that all families should have the resources they need to fully enjoy the newborn process. She is compassionate and patient and strives to makes connections with adults and children alike. Ashley has held many positions in the healthcare field, working with children and adults in a residential setting. She will provide her expertise and hands-on knowledge to ensure that the addition of a new family member will be as calm and enjoyable as it should be. Ashley has experience with singletons, multiples, and newborns with specific needs. She currently resides in Franklin with her husband and two young children. In her spare time, Ashley sells real estate and attends Bridgewater State University, to obtain her Master’s in Special Education.
Jamie G., LPN, Newborn Care Expert
Jaime is the proud mom of five children and truly enjoys the challenges as well as the rewards that comes with taking care of and raising children. She has been a LPN for the past 10 years and prides herself on her attention to detail. Her caring and ability to listen to the needs of parents and babies makes her an asset to the families she works with. In her spare time Jaime enjoys cheering on her children in all of their sporting events and spending quality time with family relaxing on the beach. Jaime resides on the South Shore of Massachusetts with her family.
Safya H., Newborn Care Expert
Safya has over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages. She truly enjoys working with families in order to create a comfortable, loving and nurturing atmosphere. Understanding the obstacles of being a mom is something Safya knows firsthand. She partners with families create routines, establish healthy sleeping and eating patterns and adjust to life with a newborn. Safya is a certified Lactation Counselor and received a degree from Emmanuel College in Sociology with a minor in Biology.
Natalie I., Newborn Care Expert
Natalie has over 10 years experience working with Newborns and children of all ages. She truly enjoys working with families and helping to make the transition of bringing a new baby home smooth. Natalie is a natural caregiver and has a gentle nurturing presence. She goes above and beyond to ensure the families she works with feel comfortable, and cared for through this new journey of parenting. Natalie is passionate about babies and has experience working with preemies, twins, babies with reflux, colic and allergies. She is also a birth doula with a breastfeeding certificate and loves helping women through all stages of pregnancy, birth and bringing baby home. Natalie has her Bachelors degree in Theatre Arts & Dance from California State University, Sacramento.
Celeste L., Newborn Care Expert
One of Celeste’s missions is to help new families get off to a great start and develop strong family bonds! She has been doing this for 24 years in a variety of ways as a professional child care provider, a birth and postpartum doula, a prenatal and mom & baby yoga instructor and a baby, toddler and preschool yoga teacher. Celeste brings a calm, reassuring, nurturing presence to all of her clients and students. She is a wealth of knowledge especially in the area of holistic health, well-being and nutrition as well as mindful parenting and child care. She sees her role as supporting everyone in the family in being happy and healthy! In her spare time she loves to sing, dance, walk, bike and play with her two fur babies, Olivia and Simba.
Christie M., LPN
Christie is a pediatric nurse and has extensive experience with in home nursing care. In addition to her background as an LPN, she has experience caring for twins and singletons. She is also an experienced lactation counselor and is a wonderful support to both breast and bottle feeding moms. Christie has a passion for working with new mothers and guiding them through the first months home with a newborn, as they adjust their routines and develop eating and sleeping schedules. In her free time Christie loves to read, hike, run and be at the beach with her children.
Denise M., Newborn Care Expert
Denise has been working with infants and children for over 18 years, offering guidance and support to families as they grow and change. She loves working with twins! Her hands on experience, kindness and gentle demeanor help build confidence and give parents peace of mind that their newborn is in the hands of an expert. Her passion for building strong family bonds has led her to pursue certifications as a postpartum doula, lactation educator and parent educator. She has also pursued training in respectful care of infants, infant nutrition, infant brain development and is a certified Youth Mental Health Aid.
Esther M., Newborn Care Expert
Esther has been a professional nanny for 20 years and has worked with families in the greater Boston area, London, UK, and in Germany. Spending time with so many families has broadened her understanding of family dynamics and really showed her how to work as a team with parents. Additionally, Esther has earned EMT and EMD certifications, has taken infant massage classes, trained to be a professional chef, and received certification as a Musikgarten instructor. Esther speaks English and German fluently and believes her German upbringing makes her reliable, punctual and organized while being caring, nurturing, understanding and gentle. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son and parents.
Kaitlin M., Newborn Care Expert
From a young age, Kaitlin always knew that healthcare was her passion. From being on Ski Patrol at Mount Sunapee, to working for a private ambulance service as an EMT in Boston, Kaitlin has experience with all ages and all different kinds of emergency environments. Despite her love for emergency care, newborn care has always been her sweet spot. With over 10 years of child care (particular newborn care) experience, Kaitlin has worked with sets of multiples and infants with special needs. Her passion is providing a calm and reassuring environment for the parents while creating a safe space for babies to thrive. Kaitlin’s expertise lies in safe sleep practices, newborn soothing methods, and baby sign language. Her bachelor’s degree is in Communication, however she is also currently pursuing a second degree in Nursing, with a focus in midwifery.
Mary M., Newborn Care Expert
With a nurturing and gentle manner, Mary provides loving care to newborns and their families. She has more than twenty years of experience working with children of all ages. As a mother of four grown children, she understands the immense responsibility of caring for another’s children and is always sensitive to the needs of both the parents and the newborn. For 15 years Mary taught in a NAEYC accredited preschool in the greater Chicago area. Mary lives in Cape Cod with her husband Thom and golden retriever Crash.
Breda O., Newborn Care Expert
Breda has over 20 years of experience working with children. Families immediately feel at ease in Breda’s presence, as her kind and thoughtful manner make her easy to connect with and her flexibility allows her to support them based on their individual needs. Breda is always seeking out ways to collaborate with other Newborn Care Experts and learn more about the latest research in infant care. She actively consults with the team and is eager to share her strategies with young families. When Breda is not caring for newborns, she enjoys teaching Irish Step Dancing.
Thaty O., Newborn Care Expert
Thaty O. is an Early Childhood and Parent Educator who has been working with children for nearly 20 years in a variety of settings with the majority of them, being in private homes, co-raising several incredibly brilliant children while also teaching hundreds of nannies and parents in the Boston area. Thaty specializes in working with first time parents and their newborns, providing positive encouragement and guidance while nurturing and fostering the healthy development of their babies. Thaty has an extensive academic and professional training background and some of them include: CAPPA Postpartum Doula, Advanced Newborn Care Expert, certified Happiest Baby on the Block Educator, Mediator and Mediator Coach for the nation’s first Domestic Worker/Employer Mediation Project, as well as Master Certified Parent and Family Coach. She holds a B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies (majoring in Early Childhood Education), a Master of Education and a Master of Management in Leadership and Coaching.
Courtney P., Newborn Care Expert
Courtney has 15 years of experience caring for children ranging from infants to school aged. She has always loved spending time and interacting with children. Courtney was an elementary school teacher for just under ten years before leaving to spend more time with her husband and sons, who are seven and five. Shortly after leaving the classroom, she managed a small childcare in her home. This role gave her the opportunity to nurture the children in her care while consistently communicating and offering requested advice to parents in regards to feeding and sleeping schedules as well as general developmental concerns. After closing her daycare, Courtney continues to support families as they start and navigate the newborn stage of their baby’s life. She really enjoys sharing in this unique time with the families she works with and helping them to make this transition as smooth as possible. Courtney has experience with sleep training, colic, reflux, and caring for multiples. In her spare time, she spends time with her family, in her garden, on her yoga mat, or with a book.
Evgenia P., Newborn Care Expert
Evgenia has over 15 years of experience working with young families and for the past five years, she has focused her care on single and twin newborns. Evgenia is patient, caring, and energetic and she truly cares about connecting with the young families she supports. Evgenia is able to patiently and gently guide new parents through the newborn phase while providing loving care to their baby. Evgenia is also working towards a degree in early childhood education.
Stephanie P., Newborn Care Expert
Stephanie has been an overnight newborn caregiver for twelve years and has worked with many different families and situations. She has worked with families with twins and preemies, and has experience with reflux, colic, allergies, and sleep coaching. She has also provided care for families with medically complex babies. Stephanie takes comfort in the ability to ease, reassure, and guide parents through a very exciting and yet transitional period of their lives. She is passionate about babies and loves being around them. Stephanie is the mother of two young children whom she adores and loves spending time with. She is also an avid yogi.
Teresa R., Newborn Care Expert
Teresa has been working with families for over 17 years. Her caring, patient, calm and gentle demeanor gives families peace of mind as they transition home with their newborn. She is able to provide families with the gentle encouragement and guidance to feel confident as they care for their newborn. Teresa also has two boys who keep her busy with their active schedules.
Coretta S., Newborn Care Expert
Coretta loves working with young children and grew up surrounded by children at her aunt’s home daycare. She has worked with children of various ages and has her infant/toddler lead teacher certification. She has also worked with children with special needs in the public school as a paraprofessional. Her main passion is working with newborns and learning about the differences each family brings. She is a fast learner and is constantly looking to learn. Coretta has her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and also has a parenting certificate.
Elizabeth S., Newborn Care Expert
Elizabeth began her career working with babies over 25 years ago. In addition to her experience as a baby nurse, she spent 10 years caring for newborns on the maternity floor of BIDMC in Boston. Her passion for babies and the newborn stage led her to become certified as a postpartum doula. She is trained to teach, nurture and foster independence in the new family. Her past clients often remark on how much calm she brings to their household as she patiently teaches the new parents and helps them to feel confident in caring for their newborn. Elizabeth is a mother of 3 and grandmother to one.
Elizabeth S., Newborn Care Expert
Through her experiences over the past 20 years, with nieces, nephews and her own two children, Elizabeth’s understanding of babies and mothering has been honed, and she is so excited about sharing her knowledge and experiences to support new families. She has completed postpartum doula training and has formalized her life-long passion. To this work she brings a warm heart, a sense of calm and objectivity, and a willingness to work in whatever capacity is most supportive to your family. Elizabeth is also a certified yoga instructor, and she specializes in teaching gentle and restorative yoga. She applies this training in her work with new parents and families.
Rose S., Newborn Care Expert
Rose has been working with birth to pre-school aged children in Boston for over 20 years. Her gentle nature eases the transition home for new parents as they welcome their newborn baby into the world. Rose has extensive experience in all aspects of newborn care from birth to 12 months and takes the time to educate parents on all aspects of developmentally appropriate milestones as their newborn develops sleeping and eating patterns. When she is not working she loves to spend time with her husband, her bright, energetic daughter and puppy – an Australian Shepard – after hitting the gym first; her second passion!
Shelley S., Newborn Care Expert
Shelley has over 30 years of experience taking care of families and babies in Boston and Southern New Hampshire. Her degree in Early Childhood Education has helped her to fulfill her dream of working and caring for new babies. Shelley is trained in all aspects of newborn care including infant nutrition, development, health and sleep. She is also trained in caring for children with special needs. Shelley brings her very nurturing and thoughtful personality to each home that she visits and gently guides families through the newborn stages. She is the proud mother of a teenage son that she raises with her husband.
Amy V., Newborn Care Expert
Amy has over 21 years of infant care experience. She provides a source of calm comfort to new families while providing warm, thoughtful care to their newborns. Families rely on Amy’s vast experience to guide them through the sleep stages of their newborns, while also helping them to understand the phases of development. Amy’s expertise lies in her ability to offer a wide understanding of how each family’s needs are different and has extensive suggestions on ways of making life with your newborn more enjoyable. Amy has her BS from Brandeis University in American Studies as well as Sociology. Amy, her husband and two active boys enjoy many outdoor activities, such as snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking.
Brooke W., Newborn Care Expert
Brooke’s professional roles have always centered around caring for people. Before having children, Brooke worked as a registered nurse which gave her extensive experience partnering with families as well as providing a nurturing and safe environment. She is a mother to four children and has an excellent grasp of newborn needs and can confidently handle an infant. Brooke has experience in sleep training, reflux, and breastfeeding. In her free time, Brooke enjoys cooking for her family and friends, listening to music, and spending time with her husband and children.
Sherri W., Newborn Care Expert
Sherri has been caring for infants and children for over 20 years. She is a natural caregiver and truly enjoys infant care. Her quiet confidence helps new parents through the ups and downs of parenting. With her extensive experience in breastfeeding and in helping to soothe babies with colic, she brings wholehearted affection and reassurance to this sometimes difficult transition. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and family outings with her husband and three children.