This is a drop-in support for parents up to 6 weeks postpartum who gave birth at Cooley Dickinson Childbirth Center or received their prenatal care with us. It is a parachute for when you’ve been dropped into new parenthood and an opportunity to connect with other new parents. A midwife and lactation specialist will be available to answer questions.

No registration required. Come as you are. We get it.

The group will be held on Mondays from 11 am to 12:30 pm on the following dates:

  • Sept. 25, 2023
  • Oct. 30, 2023
  • Nov. 27, 2023

Facilitated by:

Rachel Marino is our Director of Midwifery, a full-scope midwife and former clinical instructor at Boston University School of Medicine; and a former Peace Corps volunteer with a strong dedication to public service and to her patients’ well-being.

Lisa Fitzgerald supports new families as they maneuver the important and delicate path of feeding their newborn. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, she teaches prenatal infant feeding classes and works with both inpatient and outpatient families at Cooley Dickinson. Lisa is also an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience working with infants and families.


Contact Grace Nowakoski at

When September 25, 2023
11:00 am


Community Room of Cooley Dickinson OBGYN & Midwifery
10 Denniston Place (on the hospital campus)
Northampton, MA 01060