The Podcast for expecting or new parents looking for support and guidance with your pregnancy, birth, and first year of your baby’s life.

If you are an expecting or new parent looking for support and guidance with your pregnancy, birth, and first year of your baby’s life, then The Baby Pro Podcast is for you!

Join your hosts, Shelly Taft, a lactation consultant, doula, childbirth educator, infant sleep educator, and licensed practical nurse, and Nicole Glover, a doula and childbirth educator, as they bring you conversation and interviews with experts regarding all things pregnancy and baby related.

Each episode will tackle the burning questions that all expecting and new parents have, like Will I ever sleep again? How do I write the perfect birth plan? Does intimacy after birth exist? We will also answer listener questions and talk about the latest news in the parenting world.

Latest Podcast episodes

Avoiding The Cascade of Interventions with Meryl Estabrook

Today we are talking to Meryl Estrabook, a doula continuously learning and imparting all her knowledge to families. She shares...
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Transitioning to the Crib with Unnati Patel from Nested to Rested Sleep Consulting

tell you that you are not alone!   In today's episode, Shelly is joined by Unnati Patel, a certified pediatric...
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Processing Miscarriage with Jocelyn MacRae from Jocelyn Coaching

In today’s episode, Shelly is joined by Jocelyn MacRae. She works with women and their support networks by helping them...
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Parenting in The NICU with Emily Newberg, Founder of Baby Bean

Most parents are scared to hear “NICU.” Who wouldn’t, right? As parents, we want the best for our babies the...
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Contact Napping – the good, the bad, the troubleshooting with Kensey Butkevic

Important announcement: We have a new co-host! 🎉 From now on, we will be joined by Maria. She’s been working...
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Abortion Doulas and Why They Are So Important with Amber Matteson

With the latest news of overturning Roe v. Wade, it is evident that it is a huge step back for...
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Hi, I'm Shelly Taft

I’m a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Doula, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Based in Worcester County, MA, I’ve been supporting new families in Massachusetts and Rhode Island since 2007.

Every parent is different, so I don’t believe in a cookie-cutter approach to lactation help. I will work with you to develop a breastfeeding plan that works for your life and your family.

I’m usually available on short notice, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. After all, babies don’t check the calendar!

When I’m not doing home visits for breastfeeding help, I work as a lactation consultant at UMASS Memorial Hospital in Worcester. You can also find me teaching childbirth, breastfeeding, and TummyTime! classes at various hospitals and sites in Worcester County, MA

I’ve supported more than a thousand families in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and I’d be honored to help you, too.

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