We are family. Literally. Two sisters and our Mom.
Hello! I am Mary Chiesa, Founder and CEO of SAPLACOR.
Thanks for stopping by and learning about our AEGIS Neonate Medical Wrap. I would like to share with you who we are and why we created AEGIS, "The Seatbelt of Maternity" as we call it.
My parents are nurses - so are my grandmother, aunt, sister, brother and his wife. Caring and compassion for others has been our family business for generations. I didn’t dream about becoming a nurse, I took another route. I studied and worked in design, as in kitchens and bathrooms. My life took a turn (with the housing recession) and I went back to school to become a surgical tech.
For over 8 years, I have assisted in thousands of cesarean births in the Labor and Delivery departments at two prominent hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area. One day in the operating room, a new mom who was holding her beautiful baby girl after a cesarean delivery, reached up to adjust her oxygen mask and accidentally dropped her baby. The happiest moment of her life was turned upside down. I have two daughters myself and I could only imagine the fear and guilt this new mom was feeling at this moment.
I knew there had to be a better way to keep infants safe from accidental drops. New moms are emotional, medicated and exhausted. It is cumbersome and difficult to maneuver yourself after delivery let alone care for a baby too. I went to work designing a wrap that would be used immediately after birth, and at home for the first weeks of life. As a mom, a surgical tech, and designer I knew I could solve this problem.
I needed trusted partners to help me make the AEGIS Neonate Medical Wrap a reality. So who did I turn to? My Mom, Carin the Co-founder and CEO of Falcon Ambulance, and my sister, Amy who is a military spouse entrepreneur. Working together with my mom and sister to keep babies safe is a family affair and something we care deeply about. We aren’t stopping with AEGIS. We are working on more innovative products to make ambulance transports safer and recovering patients more comfortable.
You can reach reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or just want to say hello!
Warmly, Mary Chiesa
SAPLACOR, LLC is a 100% women-owned and operated business.