For their obstetrical care, all expectant patients at the Brigham's Comprehensive Care Center for Multiples see a maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialist who is experienced in pregnancies involving twins, triplets or more. MFM specialists are experts in caring for women who have complications identified prior to or during pregnancy along with their unborn babies.
Our team also includes clinical and administrative staff who work together to deliver highly specialized, personalized care for women, babies and families.
Center for Multiples director Dr. Bibbo, an MFM specialist with a clinical focus on multiple pregnancies, has seen patients in the Brigham's MFM clinic since 2015. Since patients expecting multiples require frequent visits, she monitors for potential medical complications and gets to know patients and families on a personal level. Dr. Bibbo earned her medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and completed her MFM fellowship at the Brigham. She is bilingual in Spanish. "I am very straightforward, and I strive for my patients to be continuously informed about their pregnancy progression," Dr. Bibbo says. "I love seeing the evolution of my relationship with patients, from discussions about potential risks to planning the delivery and the joy and adventures of raising a family."
Kara Donati, PA-C
Kara has been a physician assistant in maternal-fetal medicine at the Brigham since 2017. She has extensive experience in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies, including multiple pregnancies. She received a bachelor's degree in biomedical science from the University of New Hampshire and holds a master of physician assistant studies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. "The challenges that women carrying multiples face during pregnancy and after delivery are unique and demanding," she says. "It is my goal to ensure our patients receive the specialized care and support they deserve throughout this exciting time in their lives."
Lucy Graves, MSN, NP, CBS
Lucy has worked in the Brigham's MFM clinic since 2014. Her responsibilities in the Center for Multiples include seeing patients with Dr. Bibbo, educating patients, arranging for referrals and helping to provide patients with the resources they need for a healthy and happy pregnancy. She has a master's degree in nursing with a specialty in women's health from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and is a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist. "My favorite part of this role," she says, "is having the opportunity to accompany our families of multiples on their journey through pregnancy to delivery and beyond."
Sue Bryant, RN, MSN, IBCLC
Sue is the lactation consultant coordinator for the Brigham's outpatient Breastfeeding Center and provides consultations for patients in the Center for Multiples. An Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, she has also been a NICU nurse since the mid-1980s. She holds a master's degree in nursing with a public health concentration from Rhode Island College. "I am passionate about supporting our breastfeeding moms prenatally, inpatient and after discharge," she says.
Sarah McNamara, LCCE, CLE
Sarah, a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and a Certified Lactation Educator, leads our classes for parents expecting multiples. Prior to joining the Brigham in 2017, she spent five years teaching prenatal classes at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. She received a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University. "My goal is to make prenatal education fun and enjoyable," she says. "I love to laugh along with the families in our classes and help them prepare and empower themselves for their amazing journey of labor, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting."
Marysabel Gomez, MSW, LCSW
A social worker at the Center for Multiples since its inception, Marysabel previously spent over a year in the Brigham NICU supporting mothers and families prior to delivery and postpartum. Her experience includes providing counseling and resource support along with crisis intervention to families in shelters. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Marysabel earned a master's degree in social work from Fordham University. "I have a deep passion for women's mental health and assuring equity across our patient population," she says.