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ABOUT

Get to Know Stork Ready's
Inviting & Home-Like Atmosphere

OUR APPROACH

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. 

 

Check out reviews on Google, Yelp and Facebook to see what so many have to say about their experience. 

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OUR LOCATION

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!

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ABOUT

Meet Our Team

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Karen Chipman

Owner

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. 

https://www.instagram.com/storkready/

https://www.facebook.com/StorkReady

Jackie  Giasullo RN,BSN

Instructor

Hi, I'm Jackie, I have been a labor and delivery nurse for the past 6 years and am now a new mom to my beautiful baby girl, Jane.  Being a mother is my number one passion and second to that is supporting other women through the process.

 

Before becoming a labor and delivery nurse, I helped care for new moms on the postpartum floor of the hospital and taught infant massage classes there as well. Helping women during this time is something I have always loved to do. Now more than ever, I know how important it is to feel empowered during this time.  I am excited to be a part of Stork Ready and the many useful classes provided to new parents.

 

In addition to being a new mom and working with expecting parents, I enjoy spending time with my family and staying active.  My husband and I cook often and are always looking for good plant-based recipes! 

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Diana Singleton

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

Diana Singleton is a women's pelvic floor physical therapist who is passionate about helping women who are pregnant, postpartum, and beyond get back to exercise, intimacy, and daily activities without pain, bladder leaks, or having to stop activities.

Diana earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University, her BS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and holds advanced certifications in orthopedics and strength and conditioning.

https://www.reclaimyourstrengthpt.com/

https://www.instagram.com/reclaimyourstrengthpt/

https://www.facebook.com/reclaimyourstrengthpt

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Danielle Donovan

RN, BSN, IBCLC

Hi I’m Danielle the face behind Latched at First Sight and a mother to two energetic girls age 5 & 3. I’ve been a registered nurse for 11 years. For the past 7 years I’ve been working on a mother baby floor as well as providing home care. Last year I became a certified IBCLC and have been able to provide support to numerous mothers in their postpartum journey. After becoming a mother I realized and still feel women need more support in this new chapter of life called motherhood.I am passionate about supporting women prenatally and postpartum by teaching the necessary skills to ensure optimal feeding, growth and bonding. I’m excited to continue helping mothers in having the best experience and love personalizing my teaching and support to both mom and baby’s needs.Aside from all this I drink way too much coffee, love chocolate, exercising and of course spending time with my family!

https://gerbil-eagle-6wdd.squarespace.com/

https://www.instagram.com/latchedatfirstsight/

https://www.facebook.com/latchedatfirstsight

Jensine Casey

Sleep Consultant

Hi! I’m Jensine Casey, sleep consultant, lover of all things beach related, and mom to two handsome boys, with a girl on the way! I work with families of children 4 and under who are exhausted and struggling with getting their little ones to sleep for naps or at night. Through sleep consulting, your entire family's life will change. Not to sound dramatic but it’s true. But with so many methods of child rearing and sleep training it is difficult to know what works best for your particular family.

 

Becoming a sleep consultant became a dream and passion of mine after working with one myself to get my older son sleeping as I saw how life changing it was to sleep through the night and have daily naps I could rely on. I’m devoted to working with families around the world to get their lives back, just as I got mine back! Every day I work with families just like yours to provide a program and support through getting their child to be an amazing sleeper. I am proof that the support works and is trans-formative.

 

Safe sleep and sweet dreams!

https://www.babyoandiconsulting.com/

https://www.instagram.com/babyoandi/

https://www.facebook.com/babyoandi

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Sarah Gregory

Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Certified Postpartum Doula

Sarah is the mother of two wonderful girls and an enthusiastic lover-of-babies. As a Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), she enthusiastically helps families reach their feeding goals: from breastfed to formula fed to somewhere in between. Her years of experience working with families as a postpartum doula guides her lactation support: she looks at the “whole picture” of the family and the baby. By referring to her extensive training on newborn sleep, infant development, and postpartum recovery, she helps families understand how these aspects are invariably intertwined with nursing and eating patterns. The postpartum period is challenging but fleeting; she loves working with parents to make adjustments so that feeding is an enjoyable and cherished time. In Sarah’s free time she loves reading, knitting, hula hooping, and being outside with her family. Sarah lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts

https://www.sarahgregory.com/

https://www.instagram.com/sarahgregoryibclc/

https://www.facebook.com/sarahgregoryibclc

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Kristen Roberts

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.

Karen, Inchstones PT

My name is Karen and I am passionate about teaching parents and caregivers how to help all children reach their greatest potential. I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014 and became a Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist in 2019. I am one of the <1% of PT's in the United States that have this board certification! I have experience working with children of all ages and abilities in clinical, hospital and school settings. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband & our three dogs, my family, and being outside. I love being by any body of water and going on bike rides. I have a beautiful niece and nephew and am blessed to have many little ones in my life who call me “auntie”. I love a good beach read and also staying up to date on current PT and child development literature.

Register for classes:

https://www.inchstonespt.org/classes 

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Katelynn Sudak

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. 

https://www.kstherapeuticmassage.com/

https://www.instagram.com/kstherapeuticmassage/

https://www.facebook.com/kstherapeuticmassage

Lauren Daniels

Postpartum Doula, CLC, CPST
AHA Heart Instructor

I have always been a baby person.  When I was about 9 or 10 I drove my neighbor crazy knocking on the door to play with her 6 month old. I eventually started babysitting her, and later her 4 younger siblings. This began my lifelong career: From babysitter, to professional nanny, to postpartum doula. I remember the day my son was born at only 28 weeks - what a shock and surprise! Those first few months that he spent in the NICU and Special Care Nursery were completely overwhelming. Trying to stay calm every time an alarm went off, and helping him learn to remember to breathe while nursing, there was a lot going on. We persevered and we both survived; we even thrived! But, I wish there had been someone back then to turn to for advice and guidance, or maybe even just a shoulder to cry on.   

Back then, I was a single mom by choice and of course we had our struggles. Luckily he had a great disposition and was generally an easy baby, although extremely active. I must admit I looked forward to nap and bed times, they provided me a much-needed break. I was so grateful for sleep training, if I had not helped him to be on a schedule from an early age, I don't know how I would have survived! I am passionate about all things related to babies, children and parenthood. I pride myself about always being up-to-date with evidence-based information for new parents. I never want to point a client in the wrong direction, so if I am unsure of the answer, I will check in with my colleagues to be sure the client gets the best and most accurate advice possible.

https://thebabymavens.com/

https://www.instagram.com/thebabymavens/

https://www.facebook.com/babymavens

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Katie Moulison PT, DPT, TPS (she/her)

Yoga Instructor

Hi there! I’m Katie (she/her) I empower pre and postnatal individuals to find freedom from pain through movement and mindfulness. I have seen (and experienced) the impact that persistent pain has and don’t want anyone to suffer longer than they need to. 

 

I am the mother of one tiny human (born December 2022), and two not so tiny dogs! 

 

I blend my background as a yoga instructor, therapeutic pain specialist, and physical therapist to help you find freedom and joy in your life - without pain.  

 

Everyone deserves:

  • To feel confident that if your baby needs a contact nap, you can enjoy snuggles without pain

  • To be able to lay down in bed at night and feel a sigh of relief - comfortable and painfree and able to sleep

  • To feel confident that when baby reaches their next milestone (rolling, crawling, walking, running) you can keep up with them

  • To take care of yourself even when you are taking care of a baby all day too

 

At Stork Ready I teach prenatal, postnatal, and baby and me yoga classes. 

https://www.kmoulisonpt.com/

https://www.instagram.com/katie.moulison/

https://www.facebook.com/kmoulisonpt

Pilates Rx

The Pilates Rx is a concierge studio offering private Pilates instruction, physical therapy and pelvic health services for the modern athlete.

All of our services are customized and designed specifically for you, with your lifestyle in mind, and provided by a Doctor of Physical Therapy with over a decade of training in rehabilitation and pilates.

Whether you are recovering from an injury, a new mom, or simply looking for an extra edge to enhance your performance, let an expert help you do what you love to do, better.

The Pilates Rx offers specialized prenatal & postpartum care through their "For the Moms" program.  We believe every pregnant or postpartum woman can benefit from a proactive approach, including thorough musculoskeletal and pelvic floor screenings through regular check-ins for an individualized program to manage all the changes that come along with pregnancy, childbirth and the early postpartum period.  Meet our pelvic health specialists & physical therapists here

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Michelle Grasso

Music Together Around the Towns

I always tell my son to find what he loves and then he will find his place and his community. That’s what happened for me when I discovered the joy of music-making.

My love of music began while listening to opera at my Nana’s house and Sinatra in my Grandmother’s apartment. Then I started singing in the church choir when I was 5 years old and I haven’t stopped since. Over the years, I have played several instruments including the flute, piccolo, French horn, and viola. I’ve also sung in every type of choir you can imagine. I hold degrees in music from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Arizona. In 2005, I became a certified Music Together® teacher and I have been teaching the program ever since. In 2021, I became the Director of Music Together Around The Towns and I am thrilled to be able to offer quality music classes for families in the area.

Music is a positive, powerful force. It has been shown to be beneficial to our brains and development. Most importantly, I believe music lifts and nurtures our spirit, and is best when we experience it together.

When I am not working, I enjoy cooking, gardening, photography, volunteering at my son’s school, and traveling with my family. I live in Reading with my husband, our son, two dogs, two parakeets and a hive of honeybees.

https://www.musictogetheraroundthetowns.com/

https://www.instagram.com/musictogetheraroundthetowns/

https://www.facebook.com/musictogetheraroundthetowns

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