kristin + karina

the baby care classes birth story

kristin + karina

the baby care classes birth story

We are Newborn Care Specialists, Sleep Consultants, and Postpartum Doulas, which are pretty fancy words that mean we understand babies and we can help teach you to understand them too!

With over a thousand families supported with guidance, and over 300 families that we’ve supported hands-on between us, we have a deep understanding of newborn care and babies throughout their first year of life. And throughout these countless experiences teaching new parents, we’ve learned how to present information in a way that makes sense!

new families
new families supported
families served with hands-on care
years combined newborn care
baby gear class
diapers changed (can you imagine?!)

Information you can trust

Our videos do not follow one philosophy and are not just based on our opinions. We are very clear that even our strongest recommendations are just that; Recommendations. We present evidence-based information so that parents can make informed parenting decisions.

We’ve also worked with a variety of unique family structures and have molded our baby care classes to be inclusive and helpful to all families and their cultures and personal choices.

As a new parent, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Our goal is to answer your questions about newborn care before you even have the opportunity to ask them.

Over the years as we worked together, we realized that our views and methods for supporting babies aligned perfectly.

We kept hearing from clients how helpful it was to have our advice and expertise at their fingertips. And we knew that we wanted to help more parents than we could with the limitations of only offering local 1-on-1 support. Then when the pandemic hit, and parents were not able to attend their local newborn care classes, we knew we had to step in and fill that void.

Our intention for this course is to support all parents and caregivers, no matter what their parenting style. Baby Care Classes is a judgment-free zone. We have worked with thousands of families and understand that there are countless cultures, backgrounds and personal choices when it comes to parenting.

If your goal is to understand your baby, and to help them be well-rested, well-fed and thriving with tried & true research-based techniques you can trust … then our baby care class series is for you!

meet your guides:Kristin + Karina!

Kristin Newborn Care Specialist

Kristin NCS, PD, BD, CBE, SC

Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula, Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator and Integrative Sleep Consultant

Kristin started out her career as a nanny, and after having her own daughter, Jules, she quickly fell in love with birth, postpartum and everything that involved newborns. Since 2009 she has attended over 100 births, and supported over 200 families and over 50 sets of twins in their homes.

In 2016 she launched a New-England based postpartum support agency, Nightingale Night Nurses. As of 2022 the team has put in over three hundred thousand hours of support to over one thousand families.

She has trained as an integrative sleep consultant, a newborn care specialist, a birth doula, postpartum doula and as a midwife.

Karina NCS, LE, BA, AA, SC

Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator, Integrative Sleep Consultant, Bachelors in Child Development and Associates in Early Childhood Education

Karina started out her career as a toddler teacher, then transitioned into a nanny and sleep consultant, specializing in ages zero to three. When her daughter, Anya, started school, she transitioned yet again into an overnight newborn care specialist role.

She has degrees in Early Childhood Education and in Child Development [with a specialization in Psychology]. She has been trained as a newborn care specialist, postpartum doula, integrative sleep consultant, lactation educator and in respectful care for newborns, infants and toddlers.

Karina McCarthy NCS bottle feeding newborn twins