A Passion For Babies

Hi! We are Laurie and Lauren, the co-owners and founders of The Baby Mavens. We met while working as nannies in 2005, and began to facilitate playdates with our then charges, and out of that began a lifelong friendship. Over the years we looked to one another for child related advice, and discovered we both shared a true passion for all things baby. A vision of The Baby Mavens was born. After our Postpartum Doula training with DONA, we both felt empowered and more ardent than ever about helping new parents learn about their most precious gift, their newborn. We added to what we like to call our "Team" of Mavens starting in 2015. We consider our girls an extension of ourselves, we feel confident that you will love them as much as we do!

Meet The Mavens:

The Maven Sitters:

Meet Laurie

For the past 25 years, I have been immersed in all things babies and children. From babysitting, to teaching in many various settings (daycare, early intervention, and preschools) to working as a nanny. This time spent with children, as well as my studies in Early Childhood Education and Psychology, have created the passion I now possess to help every mom and dad get their child started on the best possible footing!  I know being a parent isn't easy and comes with many trials and sleepless nights, but I hope to make that transition just a little bit easier for you!  I can't wait to meet you and your precious new gift!  

*Gordon College                           

*Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

*Certified Lactation Counselor

*Postpartum Doula (DONA)     

*Newborn Care Specialist 

*Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certified

 

 

Meet Lauren

I am a single mother of a teenage boy who was once a two pound eleven ounce preemie. I was launched into parenthood at just 28 weeks. I remember the feelings of joy, helplessness, and exhaustion. Before my son was born,  I had surrounded myself with children for as long as I can remember.  I have always loved everything about babies, so becoming a nanny was a logical career choice for me.  Now, over 20 years later, it’s time for something more. Drawing on my knowledge from my undergraduate in Family and Community Sciences, my doula training, and my INA credentials, I am looking forward to helping new moms feel maybe not-so helpless, and less exhausted so that they can focus on the joy in their new baby. 

*UMASS Amherst                    

*Certified CPST                        

*Postpartum Doula (DONA)

*Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certified

 

Meet Patti

For almost 20 years I have worked professionally in the child care field. First as a nanny and for the last 9 as a licensed home daycare provider. Throughout this time, I have enjoyed helping families find their way through challenging times with their children by helping them find the ways that worked best for them. Parenting is not easy. I have 2 young children who have certainly had their challenging times! We all need a community of friends and family to help out. I love being able to help those who may not have family nearby or need support from someone who will give it unconditionally. I look forward to working with your family to support you in your role as a parent!

*Certified Doula Postpartum (ProDoula)      *CPR and First Aid Certified

*Certified CPST

 

Meet Sarah

 I have always been drawn to caring for infants. After earning a degree in Social Science and Early Childhood Education I spent a few years teaching preschool and Kindergarten in the US and overseas. Having a desire to pursue my passion working with infants, I started taking as many infant nanny jobs I could find until I discovered what a postpartum doula was. I began training as a doula and sleep specialist over 8 years ago and have been working closely with new families ever since. I enjoy helping parents find ways to soothe their babies and smooth the exciting and often overwhelming transition of bringing a new baby home. I believe that loving support and gentle guidance can make all the difference in the quality of a new parent’s experience, and I absolutely love what I do!

*Webster University       *CPR and First Aid Certified

*Certified Newborn Care Specialist     *CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula

 

Meet Emily

My favorite part about my career as an educator and perinatal professional is seeing a family grow. Whether you are welcoming your first or fifth child, each new member challenges your family to evolve in exciting, beautiful, and sometimes messy ways. I am the mother of triplets and know first- hand that welcoming any number of newborns can be a daunting task. By providing practical tools, emotional support, and community resources, my goal is to give each family the skills and confidence needed to successfully navigate this exciting time. 

*Postpartum Doula     *Certified Newborn Care Specialist 

*Certified Infant Massage Therapist/Educator

*Certified AHA CPR/First Aid Instructor

 

Meet Isabelle

Ever since I was a child I was drawn to babies. I loved taking care of them and soon became a very busy babysitter.  Many years later I decided to leave my job as a Kindergarten Teacher to become a birth doula. I have found such joy and fulfillment helping women achieve the birth experience they are hoping for and ultimately empowering them to believe in their abilities and inner strength. I have also loved being a part of a family’s life in those early days and helping make the transition into parenthood more joyful. I am a very blessed mother of two children, who make this work even more meaningful to me.

*DONA certified birth doula           *CAPPA trained postpartum doula 

 

 

 

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