Birth

Birth

Sivanne Mass

Bonnie was very caring, kind and attentive throughout our entire pregnancy and birthing process. She was very flexible and did everything she could to help us feel calm and prepared for the most important event of our lives. As a first birth, we had to think through many preferences and needs and Bonnie helped us think through what we needed and then supported us to meet those needs throughout our labor. She was prepared with many breathing, meditation, and massage techniques, and came prepped with different tools to help us through the process. She was very communicative and it is very easy to see that she has a great passion for what she is doing. Although just starting out, it is clear that Bonnie is continually working to add more knowledge and experience to her skillset. During the time we worked with her, Bonnie attended infant CPR, breastfeeding, and birthing classes and used her base knowledge of yoga in a very supportive manner that translated to the birth. During labor I felt very safe and secure and supported. I would recommend Bonnie to others as a kind soul and loving support.

 

 Birth 

Birth 

Valerie Boyle 

Bonnie provided calm and support when my daughter’s birth took a turn towards the unexpected.  I chose Bonnie to be my doula during my first pregnancy.  I'd intended to have an assisted home birth with a registered nurse midwife. About 12 hours into my labor things had hit a stand still and  I needed to be transferred to the hospital for further assessment. Bonnie stayed by my side the entire time. Her support and guidance gave me confidence and encouragement during my labor. Her strength and composure assisted me in navigating decisions and interactions during my hospital transfer. Her kindness, friendship and advice relieved me during the healing process. Bonnie is incredibly generous with her time and attention and practical with her advice. She will make a valuable addition to any birth team.

 

 

 Overnight pospartum 

Overnight pospartum 

Conz Preti

Bonnie is awesome!

I was having trouble with feeding and sleeping and after three sleepless nights we had Bonnie come and stay with my LO for the night. She immediately noticed he had a lip tie, which could be the reason of our hard time feeding. Not only did she take great care of him while we slept and recharged our batteries, but the next morning she gave us great advice regarding reflux and cranio-sacral therapy.

Just one night with Bonnie was a game changer. Highly recommend. 

 
My husband and I chose Bonnie as our doula because of her extensive knowledge, her genuine passion for what she does and her amazing sense of humor. We knew that she was the perfect fit for us after our first interview with her. We were so excited to have Bonnie by our side the day we were to deliver our baby, which was much sooner, and under much different circumstances than we had all anticipated.
Our baby was stillborn 6 weeks before our due date. While this seemed impossible to deal with as it was a complete shock to us all, Bonnie guided us through the situation with such grace and compassion. She came to the hospital moments after we had called her after finding out the news, and stayed by our side the entire time. We found out on a Sunday that our baby had passed away, and I delivered our baby boy on a Tuesday. Bonnie stayed with us every moment over those three days, and we are truly forever grateful for this. She was our voice when we needed advice, she advocated for us every step of the way and she made sure that what we wanted was all that we received. She guided us to ask the right questions so that we were always aware of what was going on and made sure that we were always properly informed. My husband’s family and my family came from out of state, and Bonnie was absolutely incredible with them. Our families still talk about Bonnie. She truly made a lasting impression on all of us. We had gone over our birth plan previously, and was aware of what we wanted. Bonnie made sure that we were able to stick to our birth plan, even though this process was very different than a “normal” birth. This alone has helped me so much in my grieving process.
While it is impossible to find the words to explain how grateful we are for Bonnie, and how incredible of a job she did while with us, we want her, and everyone in search of a great doula to know how absolutely incredible she is. We could have had the worst possible experience of our lives over the course of those three days, but we ended up having an incredible experience, despite the circumstances, because Bonnie was there with us.
— Alison Hoy