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Karen Newborn Care Specialist


Before becoming a Master Newborn Care Specialist, Karen was a Professional Nanny for 34 years serving families all over the United States. Karen followed her passion and is now working with babies and parents full time as a Master Newborn Care Specialist, Sleep Consultant and New parent Educator. She takes a team approach when working with families to educate, empower, and support them in becoming confident parents. She loves keeping in touch with families as their babies grow over the years. 

Karen has received her 35 year Service Pin award from the International Nanny Association and was honored with the 2018 Meritorious Service Award from the INA.

When not supporting new families...
In her off time, Karen loves spending time with her partner Tom. She is the proud step-mom to Jaymes and Kristine, and recently became the proudest Grammie to Xavier! She loves the beach, travel, and photography. 

Certifications & Training

Karen has received her NCS training thru Newborn Care  Solutions completing their Foundational Program and Mentorship  and received CACHE Accreditation on this program. She  completed the Advanced Program and Mentorship, and finished  with their Master Newborn Care Program and Mentorship. 

Karen has also completed the SleepWonders Program as a Sleep  Consultant. She is currently working on on her New Parent  Educator Certification with CAPPA. 

Karen is a member of the International Nanny Association (30  years), served on The Board of Directors for 6 years, was a  member of the Publications Committee, was a writer and Editor  of the INAVision for 2 years. She also served as a member of the  Newborn Care Specialist Committee, the INA Ethics Committee, and 4 years as a member of the INA Board Nomination  Committee. Karen’s other volunteer work with the International  Nanny Association included INA Conference Roommate  Coordinator, and the INA Conference Guide Coordinator. 

Karen has been a speaker at several INA Conferences, facilitated several INA Conference Roundtables, and served on several INA Conference panel presentations. She also enjoyed being one of  several INA Conference photographers!

Karen has two special events from her INA history - Passing the  INA Nanny Credential Exam, being nominated for Nanny of the  Year in 1994. Another fond memory from her nanny career was  being nominee for the Child Caregiver of the Year Award by  Parent’s Magazine in 1998.

  • Foundational, Advanced and Master trained NCS- Newborn Care solutions
  • CACHE certified NCS
  • Sleep consultant- Sleep Wonders
  • New Parent Educator- CAPPA
  • INA member and former board member
  • INA credentialed Nanny
  • 1994 Nanny of the year
  • 1998 Parent’s Magazine’s Child Caregiver of the Year Nominee
  • Frequent Guest Speaker at Conferences

Karen provides overnight newborn care in Boston and Western MA.

Overnight Newborn Care

We understand how exhausting having a newborn can be. Our experienced team of Night Nurses: Postpartum Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists and Registered Nurses are by your side to help you transition home from the hospital. We provide education and support to help empower you to become confident parents throughout those first few months of your baby’s life.

24/7 Live in Postpartum Care

A Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) and sometimes referred to as a 24-hour baby nurse or 24-hour night nurse, is a highly experienced individual who specializes in newborn and infant care. Most NCS’s have undergone specialized training, background checks and have advanced knowledge in subjects such as multiples or sleep training. A NCS can work with your family for the first few weeks or months on your baby’s life and help you have a smooth transition to a nanny when the time comes.

Baby & Toddler Sleep Training

When your little one has sleep challenges, the whole family suffers. Understanding the science behind sleep issues is a key component for success when sleep training. We are devoted to the pursuit of happiness and making your parenting journey easier. Soon, you will have everyone snoozing through the night again.