Director

Prenatal and Postpartum Care

Newborn care - Day, Evening, Night

Welcome to the Mother & Child Website and please allow me to introduce, Kathleen Todd-Seymour, the founder and director of Mother & Child Postpartum Care.

Kathleen has spent more than the last twenty-five years nurturing and supporting families in the New England, Boston and Metro-West area.  In her role as a Pediatric Registered Nurse, Kathleen would assist families as they were discharged from the local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s and transition home with their medically fragile newborns.  Kathleen remains an active pediatric RN for the MA Health Pediatric Program.

In 2002, Kathleen established Mother & Child, LLC for the private in-home support of new families during their pregnancy and postpartum period.  In order to offer the most professional care Kathleen has worked to expand her newborn specialty.  After completing her studies with CAPPA, she became a practicing Certified Childbirth Educator offering group and private childbirth classes.  Kathleen has also completed the studies and 2500 hours of caring for breastfeeding mothers in order to become an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant available for private consults and teaching classes.   She remains affiliated with The Happiest Baby on the Block Organization, teaching families the secrets to calming their newborns. For several years, she had the pleasure of teaching at Isis Parenting of Needham and Visitation House of Worcester, where she was a Great Beginnings New Moms Group facilitator. She also teaches weekly at Visitation House of Worcester, a shelter for women in crisis pregnancies. Kathleen has worked with the CAPPA organization as the MA Lactation Educator Trainer, the BACE organization as a Nursing Mother’s Councilor for phone triage, and the American Heart Association as an Infant and Child CPR Instructor.  Kathleen stays current in all of her areas of practice, with up-to-date research, professional conferences and continuous hands-on caring of newborns. Fine tuning their feeding and sleep schedules as families transition thru their “fourth trimester”.

Kathleen is the proud mother of three teen children that she is raising with her husband in the Northboro community. Here in Northboro and the surrounding towns, she actively participates in community service with her children by her side.

Contact Mother & Child to schedule a postpartum week with Kathleen, as she brings her class program “Newborns A-thru-Z “ to you and your family, one-on-one, in the privacy of your home. For details on this program please use the contact page of the website.

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Newborn Specialist /Team Member Information:

Mother & Child is proud to have an amazing team of Newborn Specialists waiting to support you and your family.  All newborn specialists are mothers themselves, with the personal experience of birth, newborn care and exhausting sleepless nights.  They truly understand your needs physical and emotional. 

All Newborn specialists are extensively screened, with many, many reference checks, have excessive experience and knowledge in healthy newborn care and growth and development. All team members are educated in the norms of breastfeeding.  We offer a team of mature, dependable, and resourceful professionals. Team members must maintain up to date Infant CPR certification and annual Criminal Offense reports (CORI). All nurses on the team maintain their Massachusetts Licensure as a Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Practical Nurse with continuous education.  Attendance is suggested to all team members at continuing education conferences on Lactation and Newborn Care. 

Each family will have a team assigned with a Pediatric Registered Nurse Case Manager and access to private daytime newborn consults and visits from a Lactation Consultant. 

All team members are also experienced in caring for multiples. If you are interested in an all nurse team, this would need to be discussed before scheduling.

There are many local families that are happy to speak with you as a personal reference for Mother & Child and the individual Newborn Specialists.