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Owner of Hip to Heart Jodi Congdon Doula and Lactation Educator and Newborn Care Specialist

My name is Jodi Congdon

I’m the founder and owner of Hip to Heart.

Giving birth was a life changing experience for me and was ultimately what made me decide to get involved in pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding as a career.  I feel compelled to educate women on the options and choices they have for their births to try and make each and every experience the very best it can be. I know how important the postpartum time is and my priority is to support new moms to the fullest capacity.

You could say that I am obsessed with all things birth, moms and babies! I love to learn and strive for expertise in my field. I am a trained Labor Doula and Childbirth Educator as well as a certified Lactation Educator and Postpartum Doula. I am also a member of the CAPPA Faculty as the Postpartum Doula and Lactation Educator Trainer for New England. In addition to that, I am also a Certified Health and Wellness Coach specializing in prenatal and postpartum women.

Breastfeeding has been a huge part of my life for the past few years and one of the greatest gifts that I have given my three daughters. It is one of my favorite classes to teach and I’m always trying to find new and innovative ways to educate expecting families about its benefits. I recently started One Out Now, a campaign to normalize breastfeeding in public.

I reside in Foxboro with my husband, three lovely daughters (the last two were amazing homebirths!), two cats and a dog.

 
 

The Hip to Heart Team 

 
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Birth, Antepartum and Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counselor

Amy

Birth, Antepartum and Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counselor
Amy Johnson is a Certified Lactation Consultant, a Childbirth Educator and a CAPPA trained Postpartum, Antepartum and Birth Doula. She has had the pleasure to have worked with well over 75 families in New England over the past 7 years. 

Amy is the mother of three wonderful boys and in her spare time she enjoys exploring New England with her family, spending lazy days at the beach or hiking in the woods.

 
Overnight postpartum services aka night nurse or night nanny

Kristen

Overnight Postpartum Doula
Kristen has been working in the childcare industry for over 20 years. She has worked as a daycare teacher, baby planner and previously owned a nanny agency. She is a CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula and specializes in overnight newborn care.


Kristen is a mom of two and spends most of her free time with her family.

 
Postpartum Doula & Lactation Educator

SHARON

Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator
Sharon became a Postpartum Doula as a result of her desire to help new moms and families immediately after birth. For 26 years she owned and operated a preschool and has since cared for families as a dual certified Postpartum Doula (CAPPA and DONA). She is also a CAPPA trained Lactation Educator. Sharon is an active member of the International Association for Child Safety (IAFCS) and is trained to assist in childproofing your home for your newborn and toddler. She specializes in the unique needs of families with twins and is known as the “twin whisperer”.

Sharon is a mother of three and a grandmother of six. She and her husband live in Sharon.

 
Birth doula & massage therapist

MARISSA

Birth Doula, Massage Therapist
Marissa has been studying the art of movement through dance, martial arts, fitness, and yoga, since she was a child. Beginning in 2004, Marissa began attending childbirth as a certified Birth Doula to help in any and all ways through support, advocacy, and education. In 2014 Marissa attended The Bancroft School of Massage Therapy and directly after that, followed her 10 year dream and started her studies in The Arvigo Technique of Mayan Abdominal Therapy.

Marissa is a wife, mother of 2, a step-mom, and is found happiest hiking, cooking, and chasing her dog in the woods.

 
Postpartum doula & lactation educator

Sondra

Postpartum Doula and Lactation Educator
Sondra has a Master’s degree in Education and been working with new moms and families for just over two years. She has also been helping and advising friends and family about breastfeeding for more than 6 years. She is a CAPPA certified Postpartum Doula and Lactation Educator. She is passionate about having a gentle touch with every family and allowing them to flourish into the families that they have been hoping to be.

Sondra lives in Winthrop with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

 
Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care, Baby Nurse

DENISE

Postpartum Doula and Newborn Care Specialist
Denise has over 18 years of childcare experience and most recently has became a Newborn Care Specialist. She is also a CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula and Lactation Educator. She is very resourceful and has successfully supported children with physical and cognitive special needs, including partnering with therapists and medical professionals to facilitate care. 

Denise is an avid gardener and resides in southern NH with her husband

 
Postpartum doula & lactation counselor

KELSEY

Postpartum Doula, Lactation Counselor
Kelsey recently graduated from The University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Infant Development. She is currently a home visiting family support worker for families with children ages 0 to 4 years old. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and a CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula and Lactation Educator with a passion to educate, support and listen to parents of newborns to ensure that coming home with baby is a smooth transition.

Kelsey enjoys exercising, wine tasting and spending time with family and friends. She has been a Rhode Island resident her whole life and currently resides in North Smithfield.

 
Postpartum Doula & Lactation Educator

Jane

Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator
Jane is a CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula and Lactation Educator. She not only brings education to those she works with, but first-hand experience having gone through postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of her first child. By speaking at conferences and various Boston area hospitals, Jane is making it her mission to educate new moms on self-care and the critical link there is between being a happy and healthy mom and having a happy and healthy baby. Her goal is making the transition to motherhood as stress-free as possible for mother and family while remaining unobtrusive. Janes areas of specialty are IVF, Postpartum Mood Disorders, Multiples and Premature Infants.

Jane lives with her husband and two beautiful children.

 
janelle is a nurse, labor & postpartum doula,

Janelle

RN Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator

Janelle is a 3rd generation nurse and comes from a line of women who inherently advocate and nurture others. She’s a mother of 3 children: a 13yr old son born at Brigham and women’s hospital, a 9year old daughter born at Newton Wellesley and a 2.5 yr old daughter born at home, all with midwives. After giving birth to her son she knew she wanted to focus her career on women and birth. She loved her pregnancy and wanted every woman to feel supported. She thought that she could do that in the medical field but it just didn’t feel like enough time was spent with moms and families. She has experience in psych and years of nursing as an OB nurse and postpartum visiting nurse. She has enhanced her passion by taking enrichment certifications, such as childbirth education, full circle doula training and lactation. Over the years she’s been able to expand her knowledge and work with women throughout their journey to motherhood, and the before is just as exciting as the after! She looks forward to sharing her experience and all that she has learned along the way with clients.

 
Birth Doula

GINA

Birth Doula

Gina is certified in infant, toddler, and preschool education and has been working in the childcare industry in some capacity over the last 20 years. In 2013 she became a certified birth doula after training under esteemed midwife Michelle L’Esperance in Northampton, MA. Since then she has worked with a number of families providing prenatal, labor, and postpartum care.
In addition, Gina holds a master degree in education and teaching certificate in moderate disabilities.

She spends most of her free time with her three year old son.