Newborn Team

Prenatal and Postpartum Care

Newborn care - Day, Evening, Night

Prenatal and Postpartum Care Newborn Care – Day – Evening – Night As the Director of Mother & Child, I am thrilled to have these women available to the Mother & Child team. They are all extremely professional, dependable, loving, nurturing and very adept at caring for newborns. I know that you will feel comfortable and well cared for by all of them- KTS.


Mary Ellen Duggan

Mary Ellen has been a great asset to the Mother & Child team for the past three years.
She is the proud and very supportive mom to three amazing teenage daughters that were all successfully breastfed. Mary Ellen brings the combination of her own parenting and breastfeeding experiences with her, as she offers wonderful emotional support and practical new parenting skills to our client families in the early stages of parenthood.

As a Registered Nurse, she has worked for 20+ years in pediatrics in the hospital setting and is presently a school nurse in an elementary school in the suburbs of Boston.  In here spare time, Mary Ellen volunteers in her community and church and can be found serving meals to the homeless, teaching high school religious education, as an active participant of the community trauma response team, and a board member on the High School Athletic Booster Club. If Mary Ellen finds a quiet moment, she likes to enjoy a good novel or movie.

Maggie Lellman

Maggie was the first to join the Team of Mother and Child in 2004.  She is embarking on her 5th year helping families on this life long journey of parenthood.  Over the years she has been with Mother and Child, she has had the priviledge of caring for over 20 families and 26 babies.  Maggie continues to bring her very nurturing, thoughtful personality to each home that she visits.  Maggie is the proud mother of three children that she is raising in a metro west suburb while commuting to Boston to support families.

Maggie successfully nursed her children and knows that the early support she can offer to mothers will help them with their breastfeeding experience, help them to recover from the birth process and feel confident as a new mother.   Maggie works part time at her children's elementary school as the Director of Advancement.  She also continues to volunteer in her children's classrooms, as a Sunday school teacher in her parish, enjoys the support she gives and receives as part of a woman's faith sharing group, and in many quiet ways, she reaches out to so many in the community in need.

Yolanda Kerstens

mother and childYolanda is the proud and busy mother of three young teen sons. She is raising her children in a metro-west suburb and commutes to the Boston area to offer newborn support. Yolanda has the experience of personally nursing her three sonsand keeps up to date withlactation research and practices by attending conferences. Yolanda was born and raised in Holland where before relocating to the USA, she was a practicing pediatric registered nurse. Yolanda is an active volunteer at her son's schools and a chairperson for fundraising for the local Boy Scout troop.  When Yolanda finds a quiet moment she enjoys yoga, skiing and the warm pleasure of grooming her floral and vegetable garden.

Kate FitzGerald

prenatal postpartum care

Kate and her husband have three energetic children, a young daughter and twin sons. They live in a western suburb of Boston. Kate is an active volunteer at her children's schools and within her community. Kate is an advocate for breastfeeding and keeps up to date with lactation research by attending conferences. Kate is certified in Infant and Child CPR. Prior to working with Mother & Child, Kate worked in Special Education at The New England Home for Little Wanderers, a day and residence program for children with emotional and behavioral issues. During her free time, Kate creates and sells vintage silhouettes. Having three children within two years impressed upon Kate the extreme importance of having good support during the postpartum transition.  Kate loves working with newborns and their families and feels honored to be included in this wonderful experience.

Laurie Donovan

Laurie and her husband are the proud parents of six children ranging in age from 4-15 years. They are raising their family in a metro west suburb of Boston. Laurie is active in her community as a volunteer in her parish, in the schools  that her children attend and as a Girl Scout troop leader.  Laurie is a resource for many families in the  area and loves to help any family in need.

She is a hands on advocate for breastfeeding, having nursed her six children, Laurie realizes how helpful it is to have early support so that mothers can enjoy this wonderful bonding experience. She stays current on a breastfeeding research and practices.   Formerly a communications manager for a mid-sized bank, she recognizes the need for balance in work and family life and feels the services Mother & Child provides are essential to this balance.