About Stork Childbirth Education

Stork Childbirth Education founders, Lauren and Flynn, have worked together in private practice for over twelve years. They are both graduates of Georgetown University School of Nursing and practiced labor and delivery at Sibley Memorial Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

While caring for expectant parents, they witnessed a lack of quality prenatal education. Stork Childbirth Education was created to meet this need and to give new parents confidence in the upcoming birth of their child.

As mothers themselves, Lauren and Flynn know the unique demands of new families and have formed an invaluable network of medical professionals to serve them. Offering virtual and in person classes, Stork has built an expert team across the east coast from Maryland south to Charleston. With board certified staff on the ground to teach virtually or in person, socially distant classes, you can trust Stork to meet your learning needs. Nannies, grandparents, and teachers trust Stork to provide CPR and Choking training, as we are proud partners with the American Heart Association. 

With Stork Childbirth Education classes, you can navigate pregnancy, postpartum, and your newborn’s first few weeks empowered with evidence-based education to help you embrace parenthood. Join us today in a class near and far.

Our Founders

Flynn Millard O’Neill, RN, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse
Certified Yoga Teacher
BLS/CPR Certified
Mother of Charlie

Flynn Millard O’Neill, founder of Stork Childbirth Education, is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing in the Washington D.C. area for over a decade. She is in private practice at Bloom OB/GYN seeing women of all ages and loves sharing her experience with her pregnant patients. Flynn’s goal in developing Stork Childbirth Education with her dear friend and partner, Lauren, was to provide accurate, high quality and collaborative prenatal education to all new parents. Stork Childbirth Education’s instructors and curriculum pull from our years of experience to ensure clients have access to the information prior to delivery and referrals for postpartum to ensure a comfortable recovery. Flynn is a provider for Maven Clinic, a telemedicine practice for women and participated in the Mary’s Center Perinatal Mental Health Champion grant, Train the Trainer, to increase the access to maternal mental health care providers in the D.C. metro area. In her spare time she teaches yoga and is a consultant for Glucose Mama, a gestational diabetes app currently in development. Flynn lives in Northwest D.C. with her son Charlie and husband Andrew.

Lauren Gordon, WHNP, CNM

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Certified Nurse Midwife
Registered Nurse
BLS/CPR Certified
Mother of Jackson, Lilah and Cara

Lauren is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in Washington D.C. and Maryland. She has been practicing in the D.C. metro area for six years and loves her profession. She currently is in private practice at Bloom OB/GYN and in her spare time is a provider for Maven Clinic, a telemedicine practice for women. Previously, she taught childbirth education classes in a hospital setting, which helped spur her on to form Stork Childbirth Education with her beloved partner, Flynn, in order to give expectant parents the best up-to-date and evidence-based education available. Lauren is mom of three small children, Jackson, Lilah, and Cara, each of whose births hold a special place in her heart as she teaches other soon-to-be mamas. Lauren lives in Washington D.C. with her kiddos and her husband, Tyler.

Vanessa Cornoni, CLC

Director of Operations

Certified Lactation Counselor
Founder of Graceful Beginnings
Mother of Noelle, Chase, and Sydney

Vanessa is a pediatric sleep specialist and certified lactation counselor. She is equally as passionate about infant (and maternal) sleep as she is about breastfeeding. Vanessa founded Graceful Beginnings to coach and support parents across the country in achieving better sleep and feeding for their little ones. She works with families using customized methods that feel comfortable to them, both virtually and in-home. Vanessa lives in Bethesda with her husband and 3 children.

Washington D.C. Metro

Bloom OB/GYN

4001 Brandywine St.
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20016

Spring Valley Pediatrics

4850 Massachusetts Ave, NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20016



Capital Women’s Care

6355 Walkers Lane
Suite 508
Alexandria, VA 22310

Capital Womens Care

10801 Lockwood Drive
Suite 320
Silver Spring, Maryland  20901


Our Teachers

Allie Dooley, RN

Registered Nurse
Mother of Nora & Jane

Allie has nearly 10 years of experience as a registered nurse and has spent most of her career working as a neonatal intensive care nurse in the INOVA Fairfax Children’s Hospital NICU. Additionally, she has spent some time working in the outpatient arena as a pediatric nurse. Allie has a wide range of newborn experience, and has always had a particular interest in educating new parents. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and is native to the Washington D.C area. She currently resides in Bethesda with her husband, Dan and daughter, Nora.

Caroline Rivers, RN

Registered Nurse
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Certified Medical Surgical Nurse
Mother of three

Caroline has nearly 20 years of nursing experience.  During that time she has filled several different roles at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, primarily working with adult surgical patients, while also spending a portion of her career in management. In addition, Caroline has recently worked as a diabetic educator, and is currently a wound nurse specialist. Her favorite part of being a nurse is being able to teach patients and young nurses. She has 3 children and lives in Potomac, MD, where she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog.

Clare Heintzelman, RN

Registered Nurse
Family Nurse Practitioner at Bloom OB/GYN

Clare is one of our busiest instructors while studying to complete her NP degree, she still finds time to care for our mothers in labor and delivery. She is completing her clinical hours at Bloom OB/GYN studying from their team led by Dr. Joan Loveland and Dr. Scott Osmun. She works at Sibley Memorial Hospital welcoming the newest little ones to Washington, D.C. In her spare time she loves exercising and spending time with her boyfriend enjoying the outdoors of the DMV.

Jackie Andrews, RN, BSN, CPN

Registered Nurse
Holistic Health Coach
Certified Yoga Sculpt Instructor
BLS/CPR and PALS Certified
Mother of Charlotte and Emma

Jackie is a pediatric Registered Nurse and a certified family Holistic Health Coach. After her daughter was born, she wanted to be able to educate other mothers about the precious early days of motherhood as well as taking care of children in the first years of life. She uses her skills as a nurse and health coach to teach and empower other mothers to care for themselves as well as their growing families. In her spare time, Jackie loves being outside, especially at the beach. She enjoys exercising, recipe development and spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking healthy treats with her daughter. She currently lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband, Brian and daughter, Charlotte. .

Kaitlyn Keller, Ph.D, MSN, RN

Registered Nurse
Mother of Carson and Brooks

Kaitlyn is a Labor and Delivery nurse with a background in medical research. She works at Sibley Memorial Hospital welcoming the newest miracles to the DC Area. A native of Virginia, she has lived in 8 different states so far thanks to her proud role as an Army wife.

Lillian Del Priore, RN

Registered Nurse
Mother of Rocco and Blayney

Lill is one of our finest instructors with over thirty years experience working in labor and delivery. She works at Sibley Memorial Hospital welcoming the newest miracles to Washington, D.C. In her spare time she volunteers as at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad. Lill met her loving husband on the rescue squad and they both remain active members today. Lill is mother to her sons, Rocco and Blayney.



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