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 Stress Impacts Pregnancy And Birth With Nathalia Walton From Expectful

Nathalia Walton, Co-Founder of Expectful, shared her insights on meditation and how stress impacts pregnancy and birth.   Highlights of...
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All About Infant Sleep With Chloe Djabarouti

In this episode, Chloe Djabarouti, founder of the Doze Sleep Coaching shared her personal experiences and expertise.   Highlights of...
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What It Means to Have a High Risk Pregnancy with Parijat Deshpande

Parijat Deshpande is the author of The Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy. In...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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