About Stork Childbirth Education

Stork Childbirth Education founders, Lauren and Flynn, have worked together in private practice for over five years. Prior to that they were both labor and delivery nurses at Sibley Memorial Hospital helping to deliver the newest babies of Washington, D.C. While seeing expectant parents as patients, they saw the need for better childbirth education. Parents were noting that they did not get the guidance they wanted from the local classes and they trusted their providers to help guide them through pregnancy. Wanting to serve their new parents better, Stork Childbirth Education was created to meet this need and to give new parents confidence in the upcoming birth of their child. Collectively with almost a decade and a half of experience in the medical field, as well as being full time mothers themselves, they know the unique needs of the new family. Having Lauren and Flynn’s years of expertise in the women’ health world, they have formed an invaluable resource list for all your women’s health needs. It is their hope that they can serve you better by connecting you with the education needed and potential resources to have a fulfilling pregnancy and postpartum period. Knowing the experts in lactation. pediatrics, obstetrics, maternal fetal medicine, prenatal yoga and more, they feel equipped to get you the answers to all your pregnancy questions. With the help of Stork Childbirth Education classes, you can navigate pregnancy, postpartum and your newborn’s first few weeks comfortably and feel empowered with evidence based prenatal education to help you embrace parenthood.

Our Founders

Flynn Millard O’Neill

Founder
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 nearly a decade. She is in private practice at Bloom OB/GYN seeing patients 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

Founder
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.

Washington D.C. Area

Bloom OB/GYN

4001 Brandywine St.
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20016

Spring Valley Pediatrics

4900 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Lower Level
Washington, DC 20016

 

 

Shady Grove Fertility

2021 K St NW
Suite 701
Washington, DC 20006

 

Capital Womens Care

10801 Lockwood Drive
Suite 320
Silver Spring, Maryland  20901

 

Ali D’Angelo

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse
BLS/CPR Certified

Ali is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She currently specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and is the lead provider of the Children’s Urgent Care Fracture clinic. Ali enjoys educating new parents about injury prevention and first-aid. Prior to her time in D.C., Ali trained in pediatric primary care and well-baby education while attending Duke University. She also spent time caring for children in pediatric neurosurgery, the pediatric intensive care unit, and pediatric general surgery. Ali is also a graduate of the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and a native of Winter Springs, FL. She currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Allie Dooley

Registered Nurse
Mother of Nora

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.

Amy Froelich

Registered Nurse
ACLS/BLS Certified

Certified America Heart Association CPR instructor

Amy is a former Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse who brings years of newborn experience to Stork.  While working in the NICU, Amy was responsible for the coordination and teaching of both Infant CPR and Newborn Care, both required by parents to learn before discharge.  Amy currently lives in Bethesda, MD with her dog LuLu. ​

Brittany Hunt

Certified Lactation Counselor
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician
Certified Newborn Care Specialist
Mother of Georgia

Brittany is a certified lactation counselor who provides private, in home lactation consults in the Washington D.C. area. She has spent over 10, 000 hours with newborns in the home spending the night to help parents rest and teach them how to skillfully care for their children. The best part of her job is to enable new mothers to feel confident in the parenting process.  Brittany resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, Michael, their daughter Georgia and their Goldendoodle, Andie.

Jamie Tilson

Registered Nurse
BLS/ACLS/CPR Certified
Neonatal Resuscitation Certified
Adoring Aunt

Jamie is a labor and delivery nurse at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. She has been in practice for over four years.  Jamie loves the birthing process and bringing babies into this world! Besides delivering babies, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family, especially her adorable nephews.

Julia Martin Fleury

Registered Nurse
Family Nurse Practitioner
CPR Certified

Julia is in private practice at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Pediatrics in Tenleytown. She spends her days caring for sick children and using her knowledge as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse to keep them well. She has experience caring for children with epilepsy. As a graduate of Marymount University and the University of Virginia, she is eager to share her vast experience with new parents. She loves teaching new parents what to expect when their new bundle of joy arrives. Julia is a Washington, D.C. native and resides in Northwest Washington with her husband, Christopher.

Kristen Farrell

Registered Nurse
BLS/ACLS/CPR Certified
Neonatal Resuscitation Certified
Mother of Dylan

Kristen has been a registered nurse for eight years. Half of her career has been spent in labor and delivery. She began her nursing career out west in California and landed in Washington, D.C. with her husband. She currently works on labor and delivery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She let us know she “loves being able to help families bring a new life into the world and I really enjoy teaching them about what to expect.” When she is not working she spends time traveling with her newborn, Dylan and her husband.

Kyle Shovlin

Registered Nurse
ACLS/BLS/CPR Certified

Neonatal Resuscitation Certified
RN Certified Inpatient OB

Kyle is a labor and delivery nurse at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and gets to perform the most incredible job of helping bring life into the world. She has been in practice for five years when she moved to Washington, D.C. from Boston. She feels lucky to be part of the best day of so many people’s lives.

Lillian Del Priore

Registered Nurse
Emergency Medical Technician
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 an emergency medical technician at 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.

Natalie Lima

Registered Nurse
BLS/CPR Certified
Mother of Diego and Santiago

Natalie is one of our busiest instructors with over ten years experience working in women’s health. She works at MedStar Georgetown Pediatrics keeping the children of Washington, D.C healthy. She has experiences in labor and delivery, antepartum care and used to manage the postpartum department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She has her Master’s in Public Health. In her free time Natalie spends time with her husband Jose and  her sons, Diego and Santiago.

Sally Rader

Registered Nurse
BLS/CPR Certified
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Sally Rader, CPNP-PC, earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in 2010 and her Master’s in Pediatric Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 2016.  Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Sally spent over five years practicing as a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carrel Junior Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  Upon completion of her Nurse Practitioner program, she served as the primary care provider for the Global Services Department at Children’s National.  She currently practices at Northern Virginia Pediatric Associates in Falls Church, Virginia.

Sally was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and now lives in Washington, DC with her husband. She enjoys running, cooking, traveling, Alabama football, and entertaining friends and family.  Sally is Board certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Baltimore

Shady Grove Fertility

901 Dulaney Valley Rd
Suite #616
Towson, MD 21204

The Nanny Network

515 E Joppa Rd
Suite 102
Towson, MD 21286

Lauren Aumiller Cronin

Baltimore Manager
Mother of Brady, Caroline and Cole

Lauren has spent thirteen years as an Equity trader with a fruitful career in finance having received her Bachelors in Economics from the University of Virginia. While finding a career in finance to be demanding, Lauren decided to step away and focus on raising her three children. Lauren’s first son was born after multiple rounds of IVF, months of bed rest, a preterm high risk delivery, finally ending with her son spending six months in the NICU at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Her second child was born via gestational carrier, and her third son was a natural, miraculous conception. She has a wealth of experience as a parent navigating the medical system.

Christi Nicole Barger

Registered Nurse
CPR Certified 
Neonatal Resuscitation Certification 
Mother of Nicole, Emily and Denim
Christi has been a registered nurse since 2005, and has been in the specialty area of labor and delivery from the very beginning. She chose the field of nursing after the birth of her eldest, and knew that she was destined to help others with the birthing process. In her twelve years of labor and delivery,she has gained a wealth of knowledge in childbirth, and is honored to share her experiences and in assisting to educate parents to be about labor and anticipated delivery of their own newborns. She also enjoys spending time with her kids, and is grateful to be able to start in a new journey of wood work, art and interior design along side her parents whom own a small business in the Bel Air area

Ericka Young-Liverman

Registered Nurse
Certified Breastfeeding Specialist
Neonatal Resuscitation Certified
Mother of Sarah
Ericka has worked at Greater Baltimore Medical Center since 2002 as a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is now one of two dedicated lactation consultants in the NICU. She finds great joy in helping the most fragile babies and their families establish success in their breastfeeding journey. In her free time, Ericka loves traveling and hiking with her husband, Steve and daughter, Sarah.

Judy Esser

Registered Nurse
NICU Certified
Neonatal Resuscitation Certified
Mother of Christopher and Taylor 

Judy has worked at Greater Baltimore Medical Center since 1988, where she was a neonatal intensive care nurse. She now delivers babies on the labor and delivery and fills the role of Delivery Room Assessment Nurse. She is the first provider to assess and provide care for the newborns once they are born. Judy has raised her own two children and is eager to help with her own grand babies.

Maria Jackson

Registered Nurse
Neonatal Resuscitation Certified
Mother of Lauren, Kevin and Megan

Maria is a registered nurse at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in the Newborn Nursery.  She has been in practice for twenty two years working with newborns at a fragile time in their lives. The best part of her day is working with families to help them embrace their new role. She is passionate about breastfeeding and setting women up for success in the early days of feeding. In her spare time,  Maria enjoys spending time with her husband and their three grown children.

Tara D. Gartling

Registered Nurse
U.S. Army Medic
Neonatal Resuscitation Certified
Certified Nurse Midwife student
Mother of Jaime, Matthew and Kyle

Tara is currently enrolled in Frontier Nursing University to complete her Masters in Nursing for Midwifery. Having been a mother of three and a gestational carrier for three children, she has a vast amount of knowledge of the journey of pregnancy. Before becoming a registered nurse, Tara served her country as an Army medic and then practiced as a labor and delivery nurse. She is passionate about advancing her career in women’s health and helping to educate new parents.

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