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

Clear Up The Confusion About Baby Formula With Mallory Whitmore from The Formula Mom

Join Shelly and Nicole as they speak with Mallory Whitmore from The Formula Mom about safe formula feeding.  Learn about: ...

Returning to Work with Amanda Hemm of Soutiens

This week, Shelly and Nicole talk with Amanda Hemm, doula and parenting coach and co-founder of Soutiens, about returning to...

Diastasis recti with Nikki Bergen From The Belle Method

This episode, join Shelly and Nicole as they speak with Nikki Bergen, pilates instructor, pelvic health specialist, and developer of...

Building Bottle Skills With Susan Howard, IBCLC

Join Shelly and Nicole as they speak with Susan Howard, IBCLC about building bottle skills.  Learn: * why babies might...

Breathing and Mediation with Kailee David

In this episode, Shelly and Nicole talk with Kailee from Meditation Mommas about meditation during pregnancy and birth. You will...

Pelvic Floor Health with Dr. Justine Veloza of Fit Moms Pt and Wellness

Join Shelly and Nicole as they talk with Dr. Justine Veloza about pelvic health during pregnancy and postpartum.  * signs...

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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