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Every expert you need to navigate life as a new parent. From physical recovery to relationships and work-life balance, your experts will help you thrive in parenthood.
Kathleen is a certified birth/postpartum doula and infant feeding specialist, and founder of Boston Area Doulas. In her practice, Kathleen offers evidence-based, compassionate and non-judgmental support to all people on their reproductive journey. She most loves helping expecting and new parents recognize and channel their own strengths.
Dr. Meredith Thomas is an OB/GYN at Cambridge Health Alliance. She chose Obstetrics and Gynecology as her specialty because she loves caring for people across their lives, through their many intimate life changes. She strongly believes it is a privilege to experience these life changes and events with her patients.
Jensine is a certified pediatric sleep consultant with a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education. She recognizes the individuality with which every family defines their sleep needs and approaches their sleep situation, and prides herself not only on helping babies get to sleep, but really on getting the whole family back to a restful place.
Feeding & Lactation
Charlene is IBCLC certified and a champion for breastfeeding support and advocacy in the Greater Boston area. She believes that feeding is about physically nourishing the baby and emotionally nourishing the mom and is proud to support new mothers in their journey to achieving both.
Dr. Ariana Witkin is a board certified pediatrician, child advocate and educator who specializes in the newborn period. She has a particular interest in breastfeeding, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and individualizing support for each unique family. She loves caring for people during times of transition, particularly when welcoming a new baby. She strongly believes birthing parents deserve compassionate, comprehensive and holistic support
Tara Kenny is a Certified Professional Midwife, Certified Lactation Counselor and Doula who has been attending home births, birth center, and hospital births for over 20 years. Tara is motivated by a strong belief that families deserve compassionate and loving support throughout all phases of bringing a new child into their lives, and her career has been oriented around helping people to make empowered and educated choices about childbirth.
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Dilini is an occupational therapist focused on helping people return to balance in their mind and body. She supports women through transformative periods, such as pregnancy and motherhood. Dilini believes that the experience of pregnancy and delivery can be powerful and empowering. She teaches women to build strength and to heal from the inside out by respecting what they’ve been through and where they are now, physically and emotionally.
JoAnna Wu is a certified Early Childhood and Elementary School Teacher. She holds a BsEd in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with a specialization in Developmental Psychology. JoAnna has taught and cared for young children in a variety of roles, including as a nanny, teacher, director of the Goddard School, and now as a mother of 3 children under age 6. She knows firsthand how empowering it can be for any parent – and especially new mothers – to have a toolkit and to feel equipped to navigate any parenting situation.
Perinatal Mental Health
Michelle is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Early Intervention Specialist. She assists those struggling from perinatal mental health challenges, unexpected outcomes of pregnancy/childbirth, and general adjustment to parenting. Michelle has also led parent/child developmental playgroups. She has completed post-graduate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specific to the perinatal period. Currently, Michelle creates and facilitates courses for parents and non mental health professionals on perinatal mental health.
Work & Career
Niko coaches leaders and teams to change the world while taking exceptional care of themselves. She helps her clients take the rebellious act of revering themselves and living uncompromising lives. Niko has nearly 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, change agent, and performance coach.
Danielle Shea Tan is a Clinical Family Nutritionist – CNS, LDN whose work focuses on nutrition for women and families. She is the author of 52 Small Changes for the Family and has a private nutrition practice where she partners with women and children from preconception to preschool age to address a range of nutritionally related health conditions. She deeply believes we can reshape socially-ingrained relationships of women-to-food, helping families make strong, empowered choices every day.
Sex & Relationships
Michele Lisenbury Christensen helps couples create satisfying, sustainable love, sex, and partnership for a lifetime. Her Legacy Love framework blends brain science, timeless wisdom, and practical tools to help overcome couples’ biggest frustrations and create a love that fuels them both and sends ripples out to their families and community. In the context of parenting, Michele is also passionate about assisting couples to create household equity for invisible labor.
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