Founder & Owner, East Coast Baby Co.
Hi there! I'm Laura, Founder & Owner. It all started for me during my own postpartum journey when I quickly realized there was such a lack of support for new parents. That's when I decided to combine my entrepreneurial spirit, my love of babies (I'm loving known by many as the "baby whisperer") and my passion for supporting women, and East Coast Baby Co. was born!
While snuggling those sweet babies is definitely a perk to my "job", my true joy is supporting and educating families throughout their entire prenatal and postpartum journey. There is a huge void in care for women once baby is born and it is my mission to help fill that gap and provide the support and services that all families need and deserve.
With continuing education in lactation, pediatric sleep, and mental health , I continue to learn and grow each and every day in order to provide you with the best care and resources possible.
When I'm not supporting new families, I enjoy spending a day at the beach, reading, collecting sea glass, traveling, and most importantly, spending time with my husband, two daughters (Emily, 14 & Mia, 12) and our two pups, Wilson and Frankie!
Being the eldest of sixteen first cousins, Angela began baby and childcare at the very young age of eleven, giving her 45 years of experience with infants and children. Nanny positions became available to her in college and that was her source of happiness and income until she graduated with a degree in Psychology. Raising three children, a girl and two boys, gave her the deepest and most amazing experience of all. She enjoyed full-time work in a daycare in the baby and toddler sections until she became a school bus driver for all ages, fully immersing herself in that work for twelve years, during which she became Reiki certified up to Master Teacher Level. Becoming a postpartum doula was a definite calling for her, having worked with infants and children for most of her life. She finds great joy in caring for newborns; supporting and empowering families being an added gift that she finds so enriching. She loves going to “work” and becoming an integral part of families. It never feels like work. She feels truly blessed.
A little bit about Angela: I am the proud parent of three adult children. Mitchell Owen, 33, is a firefighter in Wilmington DE. Taylor Morgan, 30, is a firefighter in Providence RI and a Combat Medic for the Army National Guard Reserves. Devon Arthur, 21, is a student in his third year at Wagner College on Staten Island, NY, studying Music Education. I spend as much time with them as I can and they are my greatest joy. I have a six year-old Pit Bull Mix named Lillyanna who is my ride-or-die best friend, and an eight year-old Tuxedo Mixed Breed cat named Jasper who holds court over the household, making sure everything runs smoothly. I am very fortunate to have a very small, tight knit group of friends that I consider chosen family who I can count on 24/7, 365. Most of my free time is spent with my adult children, but in my remaining spare time I enjoy long walks on the beach, reading, journaling, consignment shopping, and doing fun things with friends.
Postpartum & Newborn Care Professional
Erin has been a nurse for the last 19 years. Most of her experience has been working within the women and children’s division of the hospital including NICU, Pediatrics and Newborn Nursery. She also has 4 children of her own which brings value to a new mom as well. Erin is patient and has a love for children. Nothing brings her more joy than to be able to help a new family transition into their new role of being parents.
A little bit about Erin: My family is my life. I grew up in a tight knit family. The ones that do a big family dinner every Sunday. I grew up for 14 years as an only child then my little brother came along! I always knew when it was time for a family of my own that I wanted a big one. I have 4 kids, Nicholas is 10, Michael is 9, Giuliana is 7 and Christian is 3. You may ask how do you have time for this job with a full time job at the hospital and 4 kids of my own but that just shows you how much I love it. Most of my spare time is spent with my children. They are all involved in activities so we are always on the move! We love the beach in the summertime. Getting together with friends and family is also something I love to do.
With a background in business and music management, Cristina previously worked for a telecommunications company in the Operations Department. It wasn't until she became pregnant with her daughter that she realized the value in postpartum doulas. She went down a rabbit hole of all things pregnancy and knew doing something in this field was eventually going to be a part of her life.
When a job change occurred for her, she knew the time was right to start this path. Cristina took a postpartum doula training, and hasn't looked back! Now, her passion is making sure moms and families are supported and feel confident with their little ones.
A little bit about Cristina: I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I become 100% invested in everything I do and everyone I support. I am compassionate, kind hearted, detail oriented, calm and tackle what life throws at me. Life happens… I take it head on, figure it out and make it work. If a new direction is needed, then I adjust!
My husband Ryan and I met in college and have been married for 10 years. Our daughter Cadence is 6. I am a full on beach bum, and it's one of the main reasons I stayed in Monmouth County after graduating college. I love walking the boardwalk any time of the year to get the salty air and going to the boardwalk for games and fun. I also enjoy listening to podcasts, baking, arts and crafts with my daughter, and watching movies.
Newborn Care Specialist, Live-In Care
Being one of five girls, babies have been a part of Jessica's life since she was 9 years old. She grew up in North Carolina, and has had a taste for adventure for as long as she can remember. Jessica became a nanny at 19 and started to educate herself on the nanny industry and worked hard to enhance her resume. From there she started to focus on newborn specific care. She has had the opportunity to take care of children in over 14 different countries, over ⅓ of the USA and several territories! Jessica has worked with many different family dynamics and prides herself in her flexibility and adaptability to each client she takes. In the words of Jessica, "This is YOUR journey and I am simply here as a tour guide."
A little bit about Jessica: When I'm not traveling for work I enjoy spending time in my Brooklyn based apartment with my partner David, my dog Waffles, and two cats Mercury and Pebbles. I'm always looking for a new certification course and I am also on the Education Committee for the International Nanny Association, so I am constantly networking to bring more education to the nanny industry. I love to travel, knit and workout. I recently got into running!