Meet Our Swaddlers


Lisa Louden
Postpartum Doula
Newborn Care Specialist
Lactation Consultant
Sleep Trainer
Skin to Skin Therapy
Serving Maryland, Pennsylvania
Specializes in: Multiples, Preemies, Sleep Training, Infant Massage & Postpartum Aromatherapy

At a very young age, I took a true love and passion in caring for babies and beauty. I was so fascinated with the growth and development of pregnancy, birth, and infancy. Being a seasoned mother of four I feel confident that continuing my passion for newborns and their families is exactly what my purpose and calling is. Totaling over 30 years experience as a certified licensed aesthetician, massage therapist, postpartum doula, newborn care specialist and professional nanny. As the owner and president of Labor and Lullabies, I take pride in caring for my clients. I allow my families to rest, recover and heal from childbirth. Before leaving a family I make sure that both mom and dad feel rested, healed and confident in their new role as parents. Families come in many variations. Supporting adoption, surrogacy, same-sex parents, foster babies and unique blended families give me true joy and allow me the opportunity to make a wonderful difference in the world of these families. I look so forward to supporting you and your family at this delicate time in your life.


Kathleen
Advanced Newborn Care Specialist
Postpartum Doula
Lactation Specialist
Sleep Trainer

I have always loved and been drawn to new babies. After becoming a parent to four wonderful sons, I saw the tremendous need for postpartum support. My goal is to serve as an extension of a parents loving care, while also acting as an expert resource for any questions or concerns parents may have. That way, they are able to focus on getting much needed rest and recovery, settling in to their newly expanded family and simply enjoying their new baby (or babies)!
As a Master Newborn Care Specialist, Lactation Counselor and Integrative Sleep Coach, it has been my honor and privilege to serve new families. I strive to provide the highest level of evidence-based care while being flexible and adaptable to each individual families unique standards and practices. I pride myself on providing completely non-judgmental care to all families, particularly those of diverse backgrounds, including single-parent households, LGBTQIA+ families, adoption and surrogacy. I’m looking forward to helping to support and empower you as you begin your journey into parenthood!


Cindy Neuman
Postpartum Doula
Newborn Care Specialist
Parent Educator
Early Childhood Education Specialist
Skin to Skin Therapy
Specializes in: Infant Massage, Happiest Baby on the Block, Infant Care Troubleshooting/Education

Cindy Neuman has worked with parents and children for over 35 years. She graduated from Tufts University with an Early Childhood degree and has worked in the intervening years as a preschool teacher, Childcare Center Director, Parent/Infant Instructor, certified instructor of Infant Massage and Happiest Baby on the Block, Teacher Trainer and Postpartum Doula. She won a Teacher of the Year Award at the JCC where she has worked with parents and newborns for the past 25 years at which time she was named “The Baby Whisperer”. Cindy looks forward to working with you to welcome your new baby and to support you on your journey as a family.

Maryann Kamitian
International Traveling
Newborn Care Specialist
Postpartum Doula
Lactation Educator
Multiples
Sleep Trainer
Skin to Skin Therapy

As a Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist and Lactation Educator I greatly enjoy offering my services all over the US and internationally. I am a 24hr live in support of your family so we can establish a great routine for your baby. I can help you in your home through the first weeks and months with the adjustment of bringing home a new baby. Having live in help allows you around the clock care but also a support for your entire family. I enjoy working alongside mom and dad educating, teaching and being an overall resource for you. I greatly enjoy helping engage your other children with your new baby. I was a Nanny for 13 years for all aged children before focusing exclusively on newborns.  Also, traveling is a real pleasure of mine. My experience includes working with several families in many parts of the country and also traveling with them on vacation, 2nd homes, international travel, flying private, resort stays, city living and packing for these adventures. I hope to be a real asset to you and your family should you need someone to live in or travel with you!


Elle Flaherty our Florida Swaddler!
Traveling Newborn Care Specialist
Serving Florida
Overnight Nanny
Sleep Training
Multiples

Elle is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law accompanied with a bachelors degree in art at The  University of New Jersey. A former Sunday school teacher for preschoolers,a former nanny and the proud mother of an adult son and daughter, Elle’s passions lie in nurturing new  parents and their newborn(s) as they adjust to family life together.  Elle is a certified newborn care specialist; CPR and First Aid certified.  She has traveled with newborns and their vacationing parents providing 24/7 care.  In addition, she has experience sleep training singletons and multiples. When not doting on newborns, she is an avid runner, bicyclist and hiker.  Elle is eager to pamper your newborn with her safe, gentle, loving approach to childcare in the sunny state of Florida and abroad!

Dale C. Kaplan
Serving Maryland, D.C., Pennsylvania
Labor Doula
Birth Class Instructor
Spinning Babies
Hypnobirth
Skin to Skin Therapy
Happiest Baby on the Block

Giving birth is a life-changing experience, and as a doula, my wish for you is to have the most positive experience possible through unconditional emotional, physical and informational support. Hello, I’m Dale I am married almost 40 years and have 2 children and 2 grandsons.
I believe there is no substitute for meeting and getting to know your doula as it is for me to get to know you and your desires. I am passionate about my work and take a great deal of pride in the strong bonds I develop with my expectant mothers and fathers. Working with a culturally diverse community is a very rewarding experience. My goal is to provide genuine heartfelt care as well as knowledge-based assistance to those who are welcoming a new life into the world. I have a chock full of pain reducing techniques that I utilize while you are laboring. The most popular at this present time is dancing! You choose the music genre and the movements that you feel most comfortable with if that is something you would like to try.
I am happy to consult with and adjust most birth plans to be customized to your desires.
To date, I have delivered well over 320 babies and am still counting. I support and have years of knowledge and experience with natural/ vaginal birth, epidural assisted, C-Section, water birth, hospital, birth center and home birth. Moms laboring with twins is among my resume favorites.
These are just some of the many pieces of training and certifications I have graduated with …Maternity Wise Institute certified and educator, B’shaa Tova doula training program through Sinai Hospital of Greater Baltimore, certified labor doula, and childbirth assistant, Happiest Baby on the Block, Spinning Babies, ABC Childbirth Workshop facilitator/trainer. It is always my sincere joy and privilege to work as a birth doula. There is no better job on this earth for me.

Lisa Libowitz
Serving Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania
Certified Labor & Delivery Doula
Multiples
Family Story Journals
Skin to Skin Therapy

My life as a writer and storyteller gives me a unique perspective on being a labor and delivery doula—I want every birth story to be a happy one. I fell in love with the doula experience with my own pregnancies, when I learned first-hand what a difference having a doula could make during labor and delivery. As a mother of three daughters—two of them twins—I know every mother has a unique vision of birth, and I’m here to support you in having the birth you want. I have experience with un-medicated birth, cesarean birth, water birth and more. Let me be a part of a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

 

Jennifer Harris 
Sleep Trainer
Newborn Care Specialist

My love for babies came at a very young age. My mother would always tell me I had a baby doll in my arms as soon as I could crawl. I’ve surrounded myself with babies my entire life and I knew my career would be something baby related. I am a mother of 2 amazing kids , a certified Newborn Care Specialist specializing in sleep training, caring for preemies, micro preemies and multiples. Not everyone has the honor and privilege to do something they love so much, & to feel as though they’ve truly helped someone in the process. My goal for each family I help is to make sure their little one has the best start in life, and I truly believe that starts with healthy sleep habits! I’ll be there every step of the way, to guide you and support you through the sleep training process. I look forward to working with you!


Lani Cohen
Professional Nanny
Newborn Care Specialist

For as long I can remember, I have been happiest in the presence of infants and young children. While studying early childhood education at Towson University, I became a nanny and it was the best career choice I could have ever made for myself. Most recently, I have shifted my focus to working with families welcoming a new baby into their home. Working one-on-one with newborns while also nurturing the family unit brings me so much joy. Not everyone has the opportunity to pursue something they feel so passionate about, and after getting my Newborn Care Specialist  certification, I am now able to follow my true calling. My goal is to provide a calm, loving, and nurturing environment so that parents can rest well knowing their new baby is in loving hands.


Odile Penet
Placenta Encapsulation
Childbirth Educator
Newborn Care Specialist
Postpartum Doula
Birth Doula

Odile Penet is a certified birth doula (DONA International), a postpartum doula and newborn specialist (IFSI, France), a certified childbirth educator (Lamaze International), and a placenta encapsulation specialist (PBi).
She has been serving families for the last 19 years (more than 500 families) and she has experience with prenatal support, birth, and postpartum care. She supports natural, medicated, high-risk, water birth, cesarean births, multiples and VBAC births and families. She is certified in France and in the United States.  In addition, she is certified in early childhood education, a certified medical translator (Johns Hopkins Hospital).  She is also a certified Sophrologist (mindfulness and well-being program) and a hypnosis specialist (Mind+Body Birth). On a personal note, she is the mother of two young adults. She is a French native speaker and can provide her services in English and in French. In addition, some of her favorite hobbies include reading, travelling, swimming, practicing yoga, and petting her cats.


Melissa                                                                                                    Postpartum Doula

International Mission Family Activist

I’ve always had a heart and passion for working with parents and their babies. That is why I pursued my certification and career to be a postpartum doula. I have 25 plus years working in pediatric dentistry,orthodontics and as a professional nanny. I have also served on mission trips to Vietnam and Thailand working in orphanages and small villages promoting healthy family lifestyles, water purification, and hygiene.
As a new mother who lived out of state without family living near by, I understand what a hardship it is not to have a support system in place. This is why I give my heart and soul to the families I work for , ensuring that they feel supported, educated and rested while their baby and family is in my care.
Today I’m the proud mother of three grown daughters and a handsome son. And a grandmother of two adorable grandsons! I enjoy spending most of my time with family, friends or traveling the world, volunteering for mission trips or you can always find me in the garden.
As your Postpartum Doula I offer non judgmental and non intrusive support and guidance to your family following the birth or adoption of your new baby.I will care ,support and guide your family with current, practical hands-on experience and knowledge to empower and help you transition to becoming well rested, confident and informed parents.