Postpartum Rate: Not specified
Fee Details: Packages are available which provide a discount. Military discount also available.
Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 66 families served
Clients per Month: 5 to 10
International Nanny Association Credentialed Professional Nanny. Bachelor's degree in Family Science. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Certified Lactation Counselor. American Heart Association CPR, First Aid, AED INSTRUCTOR.
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Beverly, MA
We reached out to the Baby Mavens when we found out that we were having twin boys. I was overwhelmed at the thought of two babies and I was nervous that I would never sleep again. Lauren came over the second night we were home from the hospital. I honestly don't remember much from those first few weeks, but I do we remember a sense of relief on the nights that I knew Lauren was coming. I knew I would sleep and I did not need to worry about the boys. I remember that Lauren helped me set up the pump, sterlize the bottles and get going with a routine. I always felt like I learned something when she was here.
Lauren is kind, funny, knowledgeable, and non-judgemental. I felt like I could cry in front of her and text her when I was overwhelmed. She was like the bumpers in the gutters at a bowling alley. Whenever I needed assitance, she would redirect in a gentle manner. She taught the boys how to sleep through the night and left us with a nap routine to implement. She has checked in multiple times since she left to see how everything is going and offer suggestions. She may not come at night anymore, but I still frequently utilize the strategies she taught me.
I had an extremely positive experience with Lauren and the Baby Mavens company. I recommend her to everyone I know.
I am so thankful for Lauren & Baby Mavens. Lauren came into my life at a time during my postpartum journey when I truly needed support in so many ways. I was able to overcome my post partum depression and be a better mother because of the guidance & support from Lauren and her team. I will be forever grateful!
Lauren is exceptiona! I received a lot of advice from family, friends and my various healthcare providers; but it was Lauren whose advice proved to be best. From breastfeeding support, product recommendations to website referrals.
Lauren also provided the encouragement that my husband and I needed in those first few weeks at home with our new baby. Lauren’s presence helped us build our confidence and also took the anxiety out of the initial weeks of being new-parents. I thought having someone in my home whom I barely knew during such a delicate time was going to be awkward - but Lauren was professional and by the end of our three weeks together - we looked forward to her arrival!
She was gentle, loving and careful with our newborn son. She was always able to sooth him and I was able to get the rest I needed knowing he was under her watchful eye.
I can’t say enough good things about Lauren - so much so that we extended our contract not once but twice so we could continue to benefit from her expertise. It’s evident she is passionate about her work as a Doula, caring not just for baby, but for the whole family.
I’d like to keep Lauren all to myself - but I know there are so many families that can, should and will benefit from her services!
Lauren was incredibly knowledgeable and extremely kind and caring with my twin babies. As first time parents we didn't know a lot of "tips and tricks" yet Lauren knew them all. She gave us recommendations about sleep, formula, feeding techniques, swaddling, dressing, and diapering. Having Lauren was essentially like having a built in consultant, which we found to be invaluable. I would recommend her highly!
Words cannot fully describe how grateful we are to have found Lauren! We initially met Lauren after signing up for a Baby Mavens prep class. She came to our home, provided us with invaluable hands on education from detailing what to expect with a new baby to changing diapers, swaddling, & bath time. She gave us the education and tips we so desperately needed and took the time to explain the details on the how's and why's. Soon after this class, our first baby was born, and we were quite overwhelmed. We weren't always sure if we were doing the "right" things to care for our newborn. We reached back out to Lauren, and we can genuinely say that having Lauren as a post partum doula built our confidence and got us through the initial months of this huge life change! Not only is she professional, non judgmental, and very kind in her approach, it is beyond evident how much experience she has and how much she loves babies! Lauren helped us care for our baby and mom, guided us through general care, provided tips and tricks, and discussed & validated our baby's behaviors. Having Lauren as "on call" resources during our initial months was so critical in a time where we were overwhelmed, sleep deprived, and where mom was recovering from the delivery. We cannot recommend Lauren enough!
Our family was lucky enough to work with Lauren for the first several months of my younger son's life. We can never thank her enough for all that she has done for our family. Every time she came to our home, she bought her wisdom, enthusiam, compassion, and genuine caring to her work with our family. Our son was born with an unusual genetic condition. Lauren immersed herself in learning about his needs. She offered a calm approach and sense of humor to all of her interactions with our family. It really has taken a village to care for our boys and Lauren was such an important part of our village for these last few months. Any family lucky enough to work with Lauren is better off for it.
Lauren has been absolutely wonderful to work with and we are so grateful to have had her help and support. In addition to providing great care to our baby girl (and being awesome with our older son when he is home from school), her calm demeanor and fun personality have been a much enjoyed addition to our days. Her advice on feeding, sleeping and development has been indispensable, and I fully believe that our baby and our family are in such a good place now because we have had her support along with way. I would keep her with us forever if I could! But alas, there are other babies who need her more now :-) I recommend Lauren without hesitation and encourage anyone considering a doula to be in touch with her!
Lauren has so much experience with partpartum moms and babies. For a first-time Mom her input and knowledge were invaluable. She also takes initiative in upkeeping my home while I am focusing on nurturing my baby. She has great ideas about how to organize your baby stuff and home to support your baby care lifestyle. She has been a nanny and offered invaluable advice on how to find great childcare. I also called on her for advice and help with my carseat.
Lauren has been such a help and support as I am assisting my daughter prepare for her first child (my first grandchild!!!). Even though I am in Minnesota, and Lauren is in Massachusetts, she has been there to offer her expertise; sharing what is absolutely needed, what other items are good but not a must have, and what items we don't need at all. When sharing some limitations that my daughter has, Lauren was awesome with coming up with suggestions to help make things easier.
Lauren is professional, kind, wise and knows what she is doing. When offering suggestions on certain brands or items, she shared why one product is one she likes, not a simple "I like this" with no explanation. It is obvious that Lauren loves what she does, she is calm and patient, happy, and a wealth of knowledge.
I am so thankful for all the help Lauren has offered, her prompt replies to my messages, and her happy, calm manner.
Lauren took care of my infant son throughout the night twice a week for two months, helping my family get a little more sleep in those early months of having a newborn. She has a great calm and confidence with infants and was full of helpful knowledge and tips about babies, baby products, sleep and feeding. She is honest, funny, and her love for babies shows immediately. Each morning after Lauren worked with our son, it was great to hear a full report of how the night went. I'd save up questions to ask her, and in the few instances where she didn't know the answer off the top of her head, she'd research and email me some answers in the next few days. I definitely recommend Lauren to help to anyone with a new baby.
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