Introducing a new way to support you during the COVID-19 crisis.
VIRTUAL POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES
You are not alone. I'm here to inform, support and help as you navigate life with a new baby.
Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counselor
Get to know Bonni
Are you a first time mom-to-be?
Do you wish you had helpful family in the area?
Are you concerned about postpartum depression? Breastfeeding?
Welcome to Loving the Fourth Trimester.
As a postpartum doula, I believe that non-judgemental support, a deep understanding of postpartum issues and a desire to actively listen are essential in helping my clients reduce their stress and become confident new parents.
Postpartum anxiety and depression is a real concern for many. The good news is that research shows that having the support of a postpartum doula reduces the risk.
Eating healthy food is another important factor in postpartum healing. That's why I specialize in cooking delicious and nutritious vegetarian and gluten-free foods vital for the postpartum period.
As a mother of three, I understand how stress inducing having a newborn can be. That's why with my hands-on support and guidance, I hope you will be Loving the Fourth Trimester with me. I look forward to chatting with you!
Rockville, MD Client
"Bonni treated our son as if he were her own and they had a special bond that developed while she was with us...Working with Bonni was a joy and I know next time around she will be just as invaluable after the birth of our next child."
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Potomac, MD Client
"Bonni is a complete professional but with a totally natural feel. It's like having your mother help you, except that she never stops working, doesn't judge your choices, and never tells stories of how she raised you sleeping on your stomach and eating from BPA, and you turned out alright."
Bethesda, MD Client
"I believe that Bonni helped make it easier for me to bond with my baby as she cared for me while I physically and emotionally recovered from the birth experience and grew into a capable mom."
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Arlington, VA Client
"Bonni became a member of our family to start the fourth trimester. In addition to being incredibly thoughtful, empathetic and caring towards our new baby girl, she was very understanding to the two of us as we adjusted to becoming parents."
This is my second time using Bonni and Loving the fourth trimester, though the first time during a pandemic. What was an extremely difficult time was made better by being able to connect with Bonni through video chats, text and email. She was able to assess my latch, help with healthy meal and snack ideas, and we even got her awesome healthy meal plan complete with a shopping list tailored to our diet and likes. It was great having Bonni there for me and my family whenever we needed it. She gave us support through resources, video, and phone coaching. I highly recommend using Bonni and Loving the fourth trimester!
A sampling of my services
Breastfeeding counseling and management support
Infant soothing and coping skills
Postpartum anxiety and depression support
Evidence-based information on infant feeding (breast and bottle)
Meal preparation and light household tasks (vegetarian, gluten-free, and kosher food expertise)
Postpartum Doula Certification
Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice
Basics of Lactation Management for Doulas
Adult CPR/AED, Infant CPR/AED and First Aid
American Red Cross
Risk Reduction for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
M.A., Linguistics, Gallaudet University
Blogging the Fourth Trimester
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