Living in New England without family support close by was overwhelming for my family. During my pregnancy I had to rely on overcrowded classes, organizations offering impersonal support, and a busy doctor’s office for information on newborn care. I knew that many other parents faced a similar situation; I wanted to be for them the support system that I never had. Nurturing women in the fourth trimester (also known as the “adjustment weeks”) became my specialty.

While a wealth of information on pregnancy and childbirth exists in books and on the Web, there is no substitute for direct, personalized guidance. I am fortunate to live in a city with teaching hospitals and have been mentored by childbirth educators and specialists from Children’s Hospital in Boston over the years. I am also a member of the Council of the Massachusetts Friends of Midwives. With my experience and insight, I have often been referred to as “the solution to all the uncertainties of being a parent.”