As a Prepared Childbirth & Newborn Nurse Educator for the past 31 years, I have been grateful to be able to support and educate expectant families to prepare for their labor & delivery and care of their newborn. Personally, as a mom of four daughters, I have always believed that while this education was very important, it did not encompass the parents’ whole childbearing story. In essence, there was something missing. For most of the families I worked with, the end of our classes together marked the end of our working relationship. Over time, the idea that I could support a family in the postpartum period was just that for me...an idea. Now, as a certified postpartum doula and sleep consultant, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with parents beyond their initial preparation for labor and delivery, and to support them as they transition from pregnancy into parenthood.
Diane Lopes, RN, BSN
Prepared Childbirth & Newborn Educator for The Loved Child
Happiest Baby Certified Instructor Mount Auburn Hospital
Postpartum Doula PCD (DONA) serving Boston & surrounding communities
CPSM Certified Sleep Consultant