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

Pumping Is Breastfeeding With Nichelle Clark from SonShine Rainbows Lactation

In this episode, Nichelle Clark, Mom, Founder of The Sonshine and Rainbows Lactation and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant shared her...

Save Your Perineum! – Avoiding Episiotomies with Trish Ware from Labor Nurse Mama

Trish Ware is a labor and delivery RN who is obsessed with empowering women through knowledge. In this episode she...

Why Your Family Needs a Business Plan with Danielle From Parent Wholeheartedly

“Allow me to come alongside you, equip you with the tools you need, and cheer you on as you go!”...

Achieve Your Goal of Having A Vaginal Birth After Cesarean with Tiara Caldwell of Crown and Cradled

In the episode, Tiara Caldwell, the owner of Crown and Cradled, shared her insights on VBAC. She also shared her...

The Dos and Don’ts Of Breastfeeding in the Hospital with Maria Peddy, CLC

Join Shelly and Nicole as they speak with Maria Peddy, CLC, about how to get breastfeeding off to a great...

Finding Relief With Herbs During Pregnancy and Postpartum with Melissa Cole, IBCLC and Clinical Herbalist

This week, join Shelly and Nicole as they speak with Melissa Cole on herbs for pregnancy and postpartum.  Listen as...

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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