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

How Nutrition Can Help Your Recovery From Birth with Jaren Soloff

Jaren Soloff,  the author of the Postnatal Cook Book and registered dietitian, shared her insights on nutrition during the postpartum...

Periods and Fertility – What Do You Need to Know? With Allison MacBeth

In this episode, Allison Macbeth, a certified holistic reproductive health practitioner, shared her expertise on periods and fertility. Allison is...

The Truth About Birth Trauma with Ayelet Scwell

In this episode, Ayelet Scwell, founder of the Birthing Our Stories workshop, shared her birth trauma experience and why she...

Prevent Tearing During Birth with Annie Hopkins, Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

In this episode, Annie Hopkins, a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, shared her expertise in helping people prepare for labor and...

Raising Multiples with The Mighty Mothers (Kate and Carola)

In this episode, Carola and Kate from The Mighty Mothers shared their personal experiences as mothers of multiples. They both...

Caring For Your Body During Pregnancy With Erica Winters, prenatal yoga instructor

Ericia Winters, is a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher who is on a mission to help pregnant and new moms...

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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