The Nightingales are committed to helping parents build confidence, feel empowered as they navigate life with a newborn and get a good night’s sleep.
Meet Our Team
Meet Kristin Smith, Founder
Kristin was born and raised in Western MA. As a young girl she was fascinated with pregnancy, birth and babies. At 16, she started her career as a nanny for the summer on Long Island NY. She then pursued a career as a professional Nanny. In 2008, Kristin was awarded Nanny of The Year After and in 2009 Kristin was a candidate for America’s Supernanny. After 10 years as a professional Nanny, working with over a dozen children and the birth of her own daughter, her paths as a nanny and a mom intertwined and her journey supporting new and growing families began. She learned first hand how raw and tender a woman is during those first few weeks and months after giving birth and how important a support system is.
In 2009, Kristin trained to be a birth & postpartum doula with Warm Welcome Birth services. She launched her private practice Blissful Doula and has attended 112 births and support over 100 families and 36 sets of twins with postpartum and overnight newborn care. Kristin’s solo practice became so busy that she launched Nightingale Night Nurses – Boston’s Premier Overnight Newborn Care agency. She matches experienced Postpartum Doulas, Night Nurses and Baby Nurses with families looking for Overnight Newborn Care. With her expansive knowledge of newborns and postpartum healing she helps set up a care plan that is unique to their family’s individual needs. Every family gets to work with Kristin in some capacity, whether it be the in-home consult, day visits to help with breastfeeding or overnight newborn care.
Kristin doesn’t hesitate to offer advice, guidance, or to just follow your lead, she is there to support you every step of the way as you discover and navigate your parenting journey.
Kristin lives with her husband Gerard and daughter Juliana in Central MA. She enjoys her morning coffee (she wouldn’t survive without coffee) family hikes, movies, card games, long walks on the beach and most of all watching her daughter play softball.
I look forward to working with you.
Hiring Kristin was the best thing we ever did.
It wasn’t just about the luxury of a better night’s sleep, it was an an investment in our entire first year with our children. I was able to to sleep through the night and have the energy to care for our twins during the day and my husband didn’t miss much work from being sleep-deprived. If we decide to have another baby, Kristin will be the first person we call!”
-Becky and Derek parents of twins