Lena Skon Registered Nurse + Newborn Care Specialist

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Magdalena (Lena) is a Registered Nurse with 8 years experience caring for newborns as a doula, midwife assistant, and RN. She has worked with infants in hospitals, birth centers, and in-home, both in the United States and abroad.

She recently relocated to Massachusetts and is excited to be in New England. Lena is currently taking a break from being a Labor and Delivery Nurse and focusing more on Overnight Newborn Care and supporting families on the East Coast.

Lena is honored to offer her deep understanding of newborns and postpartum healing at home after the whirlwind of giving birth!

Background and Training

She has experience caring for premature and late preterm infants, multiples, babies with cleft palate, feeding tubes, and a wide variety of feeding choices & methods. She is committed to providing newborns with a safe and healthy environment to thrive in, while promoting individualized care to fit the diverse needs of the families she works with.

  • Newborn Care Specialist Training
  • Basic Life Support ex. 2019
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • STABLE Neonatal Program certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • The Gift [breastfeeding training]
  • DONA Birth Doula Training 2009
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (May 2017) McNeese State University, St Charles LA
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (May 2013) Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington MN

Home + Family

She recently relocated to Massachusetts and is excited to be in New England. Lena is currently taking a break from being a Labor and Delivery Nurse and focusing more on Overnight Newborn Care and supporting families on the East Coast.

When Lena isn’t working she enjoys, hiking, swimming, raising her pet parrot, spending time with her family in NH and painting with watercolors.

Lena provides postpartum doula care in Boston and it's suburbs.

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"Lena came in two times a week for about two months (our second and third month). We decided to get a night nurse because we just were desperate for sleep!!! We didn’t seek a night nurse for advice on breastfeeding or to help get Sophie in a sleep routine, per se, but Lena provided us with the peace of mind that I was able to get the solid sleep that we needed. Sophie did have tummy troubles that Lena helped us with! Her nursing experience was very helpful in this regard. She was always on time and very reliable (she came in some of those crazy snowstorms!) and I don’t think she actually ever slept on the job even though The Nightingales asked us to provide her with sleeping arrangements. I know Lena has great experience and we absolutely loved her for her calm and nurturing demeanor. We still text and I ask her for advice regarding Sophie’s digestive issues! I think their pricing is great compared to other companies.!"

Matt & Cara

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"I cannot recommend Nightingale Night Nurses highly enough. They were and absolute LIFESAVER for our family this past summer. Kristin runs a fantastic business-- her night nurses are super knowledgable, super supportive, and incredibly dependable. Our baby had terrible reflux for the first six months of his life. He screamed while eating when he was awake, and on some nights he woke up every forty-five minutes. My husband had to go away for work for the entire summer, leaving me alone with my very sweet and very difficult little one. We worked with two nurses-- Lena and Tara-- and they were both AMAZING! They took excellent care of my child, and also gave me their expert advice on how to feed him and take care of him when they were not there. What's more, they were incredibly flexible with my family's changing schedule (we ended up wanting them to come much more than we had originally planned!) Having the Nightingale Nurses d overnights with us saved my sanity and made my summer with my new baby so much better. This is a fantastic company, and I highly recommend working with them. You and your baby will be so happy that you did!"

Maura