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 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

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. Metro

Bloom OB/GYN

4001 Brandywine St.
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20016

Spring Valley Pediatrics

4900 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Lower Level
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

 

Shady Grove Fertility

901 N Stuart Street
#610
Arlington, VA 22201

 

 

Nook

Fairfax and Ballston, VA

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.

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.

Caroline Rivers

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.

Jenny Sapolsky

Family Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse
BLS/CPR Certified
Mother of Skylar

Jenny is a nurse practitioner who specializes in endocrinology at MedStar Georgetown Pediatrics. She takes care of children from infancy through adolescence with hormone disorders. Since becoming a mom herself, Jenny has found a passion in supporting expecting families and new mothers. As a diabetes educator, she has experience counseling women with gestational diabetes. Jenny is a Northern Virginia native and enjoys reading, Orange Theory Fitness, strolling outside with her toddler, and cheering on the Washington Capitals.

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.

Katherine Clark

Registered Nurse
BLS/CPR Certified
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certified

Katherine (Kat) has worked in various areas within Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Pediatrics (MGUH), primarily in the Pediatric Transplant Unit as both a nurse and nurse educator. In addition, she has worked in the Community Pediatrics Mobil Medical Clinic, General Pediatrics, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at MGUH. She enjoys both taking care of her patients and educating the families to empower them with knowledge and confidence needed for a healthy future. She grew up in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of Marquette University. She is currently completing her Masters of Science in Nursing at the Catholic University of America in the Pediatric-Dual Acute and Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. When not studying or working, she is excitedly planning her upcoming wedding in the summer of 2020 to her fiancé, Michael.

Lillian Del Priore

Registered Nurse
OB/EFM/ACLS/BLS/NRP Certified
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.

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.

Rachel Zamoiski

Child Passenger Safety Technician
Mother of Julia
Master of Public Health
Doctor of Philosophy

Rachel Zamoiski is a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). She also has a PhD and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. A public health professional by training, Rachel became a certified car seat technician after becoming a mom and seeing first-hand the high misuse rate of child restraints. As a CPST, she enjoys helping families understand how to use their car seats correctly. 

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.

Susan Strellec

Physician Assistant
BLS/CPR Certified

Susan completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Chatham University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Master of Physician Assistant Studies. She started her career in women’s health at an OB/GYN practice in Northern Virginia. Her interests in infertility and preconception counseling led to her current position as a Physician Assistant at Shady Grove Fertility.

Susan enjoys teaching and is a guest lecturer at the George Washington University Physician Assistant Program covering topics including ovarian disorders, infertility, obstetrics, and physical examination skills labs. When she’s not working she enjoys to read, travel, and spend time with her husband and their dog.

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