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details of a baby's face Boston Lactation Consultants

Before I start this post, I just want to include a disclaimer that I will support you no matter how you choose to feed your baby. There’s nothing wrong with formula-feeding if that’s what works for your family. That said, I know breastfeeding poses a different set of challenges. I chose to breastfeed my own […]

Child listening to mom's stomach for new baby Boston Pediatricians

As parents, we all know how important it is to keep our kids healthy, but it can be really hard to find the “right” pediatrician when there are literally hundreds to choose from in the area. In this blog post, I’ll introduce you to the most highly-rated pediatricians in Boston and the surrounding areas. Here […]

Home Birth in Massachusetts - home environment comforts | black and white image of a family of 4 sitting on a couch. Mother and father sitting next to each other, smiling down at newborn in Mom's arms while toddler big brother leans in to kiss the newborn.

What You Should Know About Home Birth in Massachusetts Considering having a home birth in Massachusetts? I’ve got your back! This guide is not exhaustive, but it should help you start your search for Massachusetts home birth midwives if you’re looking for one. Before I get into it, though, I need to let you know […]

Sleeping baby in hospital bassinet, wrapped in a light grey swaddle and wearing a hospital hat | baby delivered with Boston Doula present

  Hiring a doula for the births of my children was one of the best decisions I made, and I’d highly recommend it to any of my maternity clients (but we’ll get to that shortly). Since I know that many of my clients are considering whether or not to hire a doula and/or looking for […]

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Prenatal massage has a long list of benefits, including reduced back and joint pain, fewer headaches, less anxiety, better circulation, and better sleep (source: American Pregnancy Association). To save you some time on research, I’ve collected a list of recommended providers for prenatal massage in Boston and in Metrowest. All of these providers were specifically recommended […]

Boston Prenatal Massage - Pregnant mother, her husband, and their toddler son sit together on the couch
Father holding toddler, playing an outdoor musical instrument at Worcester Ecotarium
Mother gazing down at newborn in her arms

What You Should Know About Home Birth in Massachusetts Considering having a home birth in Massachusetts? I’ve got your back! This guide is not exhaustive, but it should help you start your search for Massachusetts home birth midwives if you’re looking for one. Before I get into it, though, I need to let you know […]

Home Birth in Massachusetts - home environment comforts | black and white image of a family of 4 sitting on a couch. Mother and father sitting next to each other, smiling down at newborn in Mom's arms while toddler big brother leans in to kiss the newborn.
Boston Fertility Clinics | Close up of the face of a sleeping baby wrapped tightly in a light pink swaddle
Midwives at Mount Auburn | Close up of newborn baby's foot in her mama's soft hand

I know how nerve-racking it can be to find an OBGYN provider that you can be comfortable with. It’s important to feel safe with and to be able to trust your provider. Upon the recommendation of a friend, I started seeing one of the midwives, Sherriann Perivolotis, for well care at AFA Concord. When I […]

Black and white image of other in hospital bed holding just born baby delivered by AFA Concord midwives
Sleeping baby in hospital bassinet, wrapped in a light grey swaddle and wearing a hospital hat | baby delivered with Boston Doula present
Newborn sleeping peacefully in dad's arms

I met Sam and Leah at church in Leominster a couple years ago, but we really hadn’t had the chance to get to know each other until more recently because of the pandemic. These two are hard not to love—they are so warm and genuine! I had recently scouted Doyle Conservation Area, and it turned […]

Couple standing close together on bridge in Doyle Park in Leominster; woman cradling pregnant belly with one hand and holding husband's face in the other; husband holding mom's hand cradling the belly; both are looking down softly at the bump

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