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.
Jackie Giasullo RN,BSN
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.