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About Me


I am Laurel Segal, owner of The Seagull Nest. My life has been centered around children as long as I can remember.  Throughout my life, I have continued to explore my interest in newborns and young children and eventually became who I am today. My priority is to meet parents where they are and go from there. I love to learn and strive for the utmost level of expertise in my fields.

After going through over three years of infertility and seven pregnancy losses, I eventually became a mother to an amazing tiny human. Working to get my baby taught me that no matter how hard the journey is, everything will eventually be worth it. The moment I held my child for the first time, the stars aligned. Going through infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy (as a partner) and eventually parenthood have prepared me to support families who have gone through similar journeys. I feel very grateful to have supported countless families with similar stories and look forward to being able to support countless families in the future. I understand the emotional turmoil and attachment that you likely feel, and I empathize with you as we work together either through the postpartum period or overcome challenging sleep dynamics with your children.

I am a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Certified Postpartum Doula and Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

I am proficient in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture. I have an Associate of Art Degree in Deaf Studies and am happy to work with the Deaf Community! I have been using ASL since 2006 and know that there are not enough providers that are conversational in ASL or have an understanding of Deaf Culture.

I am happy to work with families of any dynamic and welcome you with open arms, including but not limited to: BIPOC families, LGBTQ families, single-parent or multiple parent families, families with grandparents caring for their grandchildren, families with adoptive or foster children, families with children who have disabilities and any other type of family that you can imagine!

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife, teenage twin step-daughters and my toddler. I love photography, gardening and anything related to plants. We reside outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

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