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

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, WHNP, CNMW

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

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

 

Shady Grove Fertility

901 N Stuart Street
#610
Arlington, VA 22201

 

 

Nook

Fairfax and Ballston, VA

Allie Dooley, RN

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, IBCLC

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
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, 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 Student Georgetown University
OB/EFM/ACLS/BLS/NRP Certified

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.

Jenny Sapolsky, RN, FNP

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, RN, FNP

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, RN

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, RN

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.

Rachel Zamoiski, MPH

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, RN, PNP

Registered Nurse
BLS/CPR Certified
Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
National Association of Pediatric Nurse
Practitioners Member
Board Certified IBCLC

Sally Rader, CPNP, IBCLC, 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.  During her time living i  Washington, D.C., Sally served as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Global Services Department at Children’s National and, later, at Northern Virginia Pediatric Associates in Falls Church, Virginia.
Additionally, Sally became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2019.

Sally, her husband, John, and her son, Jack, have recently moved home to Nashville, Tennessee where Sally practices at the Children’s Clinic of Nashville. She teaches virtually and in person in Tennessee.

Sally is Board Certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Susan Strellec, PA

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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