Giving Moms What They Need
Karen's dream has always been to start her very own business for new and expecting families. A place where they can prepare for one of the most incredible experiences of their life, as well as a place where they can find support, acceptance and friendship after the birth of their babies.
Here at Stork Ready we don't only offer Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Newborn Essentials and Infant CPR Classes we have added many more classes as well as support groups for the new mother. We are always open to adding new classes and support groups as the need arises.
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217 Main St, North Reading MA
Stork Ready is located 15 miles north of Boston, just minutes from Route 93. Conveniently located near routes 128 and 495. Our clients come from all of the city major hospitals as well as the community hospitals and birthing centers. We offer classes from pregnancy and beyond. Many of our clients make new connections and lasting friendships from joining one or more of our many support groups and baby classes.
All childbirth classes are small to ensure every person gets the attention they deserve!
Meet Our Team
My name is Karen Chipman, owner of Stork Ready. I am the mother of three adult children. (Kurt, Alexander and Sarah)
I have been working in labor and delivery units for over thirty years. I became a certified ICEA childbirth educator for the hospital that I worked in. I learned how very important it is to educate and empower women and their partners for their labor and birth experience.
My passion is to help women and their families during their pregnancy and first year after birth. I have taught childbirth classes at two of the cities largest teaching hospitals as well as in the community.
Sleep & Breastfeeding Support Groups
Laurie is the co-owner and co-founder of The Baby Mavens. She is a postpartum doula, a newborn care specialist, a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, and a Certified Lactation Counselor. She holds two degrees, on in Early Childhood Education and one in Psychology; Concentration in Development from Gordon College. For years she worked as a nanny before finding her true passion, helping new moms and dads.
In those first early weeks of having a new baby at home, there is so much JOY! But sleep deprivation, and tears, and frustration, and more tears, and so much love. In working with new families, Laurie discovered that new moms and dads are looking for the most advice, guidance, and support with sleep and breastfeeding. Her unique combination of experience and training can proide parents with a calming reassurance and help during this truly wonderful time in life!
Laurie is so excited to become a part of the Stork Ready family, and help new moms during the Breastfeeding Support Group & the Sleep Support Group. She can't wait to meet you all!
Laurie can be reached for private consultations before and after the support groups as well as here: thebabymavens.com, email@example.com, and 978.712.0411 (you can text her on this number, too!).
Mommy Cafe & Childbirth Education
Kristen is a BACE-certified childbirth educator who has been teaching perinatal classes for over 15 years. She works to provide comprehensive and evidence-based information in a fun, engaging way. She has a passion for working with families during the pre- and post-natal period. Kristen lives in Pepperell, MA with her partner and 5 children.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Katelynn is a licensed massage therapist, certified educator of infant massage, and EEC certified teacher. She spent 3 years working as a toddler teacher before becoming a licensed massage therapist in 2013. With a desire to expand her knowledge and merge her love for children and massage, she took an infant massage instructor training course through Infant Massage USA, where she met Karen. Katelynn has been with Karen since 2016 teaching infant massage as well as parent/child play classes. She also owns her own massage studio located in Salisbury, MA.
In her free time she likes to spend time with her daughter Audrey who she welcomed in 2018, fundraise for a local charity that supports veterans and service dogs, various crafts, being outdoors, and watching movies with her family.