About Us


The mission of the Expecting and Beyond is to enhance lives of women and families through knowledge. We believe that knowledge is essential for achieving healthy and full filling lives. The overall health of a society is dependent on its women being healthy. When women are healthier, so too are their children, their families, and the society of which they are a part of. We strive to provide services that enhance women’s knowledge, empowering them to be knowledgeable and active participants in leading healthy lives. We are committed to providing health information that focuses on the health and well-being of women.

Meet the Co-Founders

Our founders Kristine Ruggiero and Meredith Scannell are nationally and internationally recognized as experts and have dedicated their careers to improving the lives of women and families. Kristine is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Meredith is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Certified Lactation Specialist. They both have their PhD and are highly qualified in teaching about maternal child health. They have numerous publications on various maternal and child health topics and actively engage in different types of research. They have worked at some of the top hospitals and educational institutions in Boston, Massachusetts.

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