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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 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


"Diane is a true gem and our family is so thankful that we had her as a resource for the first few months of our daughter's life. Especially with not having family nearby, Diane stepped in to provide us with essential support as we navigated parenthood and all its beautiful and challenging moments. Diane taught us so many things such as giving baby's first bath, burping, sleep schedules, and establishing routines that were developmentally appropriate. She also cooked us meals, did laundry and light housekeeping, and even walked our dog. It was so wonderful to have such a trusting presence in our home who provided such high quality care to our baby. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to our family and friends." 
~ Scott & Rebecca

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