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We offer a number of resources for our class participants including access to breast pumps and accessories for new and expectant mothers.

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Cynthia A. Vella, RNC, NP, IBCLC

Clinical Director of Lactation Services LLC
Director of New England Prenatal & Family Education

Cynthia, a certified nurse practitioner, for more than 30 years, has devoted her entire nursing career to Women's Health. Her passion for maternity care began as a civilian Air Force nurse in NM, where she developed an early bird first trimester of pregnancy class for military mothers to be and instructed a series of prepared childbirth classes at a nearby civilian hospital.For 11 years, at Falmouth Hospital she continued with childbirth education classes and assisted with the births and after care for thousands of mothers in a family style setting on Cape Cod. After 17 years at the Good Samaritan Medical Center, in Brockton MA, her latest achievements were developing the Friday Mommy & Me mothering group and team led the hospital to the prestigious Baby Friendly certification, becoming the 6th designated hospital in the state.

More recently, she is enjoying her own growing breastfeeding NP practice, at New England Mothers First, West Bridgewater, MA and also is a co-director of the New England Prenatal & Family Education program. Her memberships include United States Lactation Consultants of America (USLCA) and the MA Breastfeeding Coalition where she serves as the 2014 Clerk (MBC). Her education includes Eastern New Mexico University, Hahnemann/Drexel and is currently enrolled at Union University & Institute furthering her Lactation education. She is married to her husband Paul and enjoys her blended family of 5 children now grown with 4 beautiful grandchildren. Her hobbies include clamming, oystering, vacation planning and Disney.