Bonnie Kelly, Founder – Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator & Placenta Specialist
Bonnie’s passion for pregnancy, babies, & motherhood began developing at a very early age, but it wasn’t until after the birth of her own children that she began pursuing birth work full time and founded Coastal Doulas, LLC.. She combines passion and care with knowledge and experience to provide the families she serves with exceptional support. As a doula, Bonnie holds dual certifications and has attended trainings with VBAC Facts & Spinning Babies to further the education and expertise she has to share with her clients. She additionally is a trained Placenta Specialist and a certified childbirth educator through Your Birth Experience. Bonnie’s goal is to provide the dedication and care needed to support you in having a positive and fulfilling birth experience. Whether planning a hospital or homebirth, preparing for an all-natural birth, possible induction, or a scheduled cesarean; Bonnie is there to provide continual and nonjudgmental support from start to finish. Born a Florida native, Bonnie, her husband, Kevin, and their 2 children have made Palm Beach County their home for the past 16+ years. She loves a good cup of coffee, spending time with her family and friends, beach days and fun local dining.
Anna Hopple – Birth & Postpartum Doula
Anna strongly believes that every birth story is unique and beautiful. Her gentle and calming, but yet confident disposition is such a reassuring presence for her clients. Anna is dedicated to walking you through the journey of discovering your own philosophy, regarding how you choose to labor, birth and parent. Supporting families through the important journey of parenthood is something Anna has always been extremely passionate about. She has a love of learning and is continually growing her knowledge as doula to provide the families she serves with the very best expertise and care available. Anna is a certified labor doula and her additional experience and background as a sleep coach is a particularly valuable asset to the postpartum care she provides new parents. Anna’s desire is to help make your birth story one that you look back on with great joy! She is married to her best friend, Jeremy, and the homeschooling mother of 3 amazing children. In Anna’s free time, she can be found exploring the outdoors, making memories together as a family, enjoying a night out with girlfriends, or savoring dark chocolate after the kids are in bed.
Amy Bender – Birth & Postpartum Doula and Placenta Specialist
After each of her births, Amy realized that not a single one was the same; from pregnancy all the way through the postpartum period and beyond. Through birthing and parenting 5 children, Amy discovered she had a heart for helping other women through their journey as well. While it may have been years before she officially completed her certifications as both a birth & postpartum doula; Amy found herself naturally providing support and care to other moms and friends as they navigated their way through motherhood. She knows with confidence that she is wired to be a doula because of the natural passion and enthusiasm that’s found within her. With her attention to detail and reassuring personality, Amy is prepared to support you as your family grows and welcomes in a new little life. Amy is a blessed wife to her highschool sweetheart, Bob, and the mom of 5 beautiful children (4 boys & 1 girl). On a day off, Amy can be found working out at the gym, leading in women’s ministries at her church, or laughing and spending time together as a family.
Amber Nagele – Lactation Counselor, Feeding Therapist, & Speech-Language Pathologist
Amber’s love and passion for helping babies and young children began from a very early age. It was this strong passion for helping little ones that influenced her to pursue a career as a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist. She has spent the past 10 years working in the public schools, local hospitals, private clinics, and currently in children’s natural environment. Following the birth of her son in 2016 she felt a strong calling to pursue becoming a certified Lactation Counselor to help moms and babies meet their own personal breastfeeding goals. Amber is a certified Lactation Counselor, feeding therapist, and a board certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Amber’s goal is to help moms whose goal is to breastfeed their babies to have the best possible experience they can by overcoming common obstacles many moms face in the early weeks postpartum. She also desires to educate moms during pregnancy and leads our monthly breastfeeding support group. Amber lives with her husband Adam and their young son. In her free time, you can find her spending lots of time with her family, making non toxic personal care/cleaning products, or enjoying local restaurants with family and friends.
Ashley Sauer – Birth & Postpartum Doula, Gottman BBH Educator and Mental Health Counselor
Ashley’s love of education and desire to help others began as a childhood dream that motivated her to become a mental health counselor. However, it took becoming a mother herself that narrowed her passion and focus to birth work and the transition to parenthood. With her background and training, she is equipped to support a mother and her partner in a variety of roles, such as a birth and postpartum doula, mental health counselor, and a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator. She strongly desires to help families experience the most positive journey possible from family planning, pregnancy, birth and childrearing. Ashley acknowledges that every family will have unique needs as each birth, relationship and transition to parenthood is different. She provides non-judgmental support, empowerment, and education in every role she joins a family. With each new family she serves, she is continually reminded of how beautiful and joyous each chapter of parenthood truly is, even if there are a few challenges along the way. She is honored to be a part of this journey with you and your family to help navigate through these stages and cherish the process! Ashley is currently completing her Ph.D. in Counselor Education at Florida Atlantic University, is a mother to a beautiful daughter and three fur babies as well as a blessed wife to a caring and supportive husband. She is a true Floridian who enjoys the warm weather, live music, guacamole, and loves spending time with her family and friends.
Luisa Brown – Baby Nurse, Night Nanny, & Registered Nurse
Luisa’s love for babies and children has always motivated her to work in a field that would allow her to do what she loves while providing for her family. Luisa obtained an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education; and worked as a preschool teacher following high school. She then became a Registered nurse; and dove right into the postpartum world, caring for families as they welcomed their babes into this world. Although Luisa has a passion for children of all ages, the newborn stage is where she feels most called. She has spent the last three years in the hospital setting, caring for mommies and babies overnight immediately following their birth. It has been an amazing opportunity for her to witness families growing; and a joy for her to be a part of one the happiest moments of their lives. Luisa resides in West Palm Beach; and is a mother to a beautiful little boy. On her days off, you will likely find her on the beach, at the pool, or exploring the outdoors with her son.
Abigail Hunt – Birth & Postpartum Doula and Registered Nurse
My name is Abigail and I’m a native Floridian. I’ve been a Registered nurse for 8 years and I absolutely love what I do. Taking care of women and children is my passion. I always knew I wanted to be doula from a young age and be able to impact the lives of others in a loving and caring way during one of the most life changing moments of their lives. My role as a doula is to support the mom and family in making informed decisions as they confidently step into parenthood. I’m a mother of 2 beautiful girls myself and a wife to my amazing husband. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends, visiting new places, dining out, and casually hanging out at home. It’s been such a joy to be able to provide support to many women in their pregnancy and postpartum journeys throughout the years and I look forward to touching the lives of many more with expertise and gentle care.
Andrea Engler – Certified Infant & Toddler Sleep Consultant and Registered Nurse
Andrea is wife, mom, Registered Nurse, and Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant. As a young medical professional, she thought she was going to pursue her career further in post-graduate nursing, but after the birth of her first daughter in 2016, she felt a strong calling for other women, particularly moms. It was through the community of Coastal Doula’s New Mom Group, and the support of a sleep consultant, that her life changed and she was able to move forward with her calling. Her passion is to empower moms, share confidence, and comfort, that they can get the sleep they need. Andrea enjoys freshly roasted coffee, finding new places to eat, and going on medical missions with her husband. Together with their their two daughters, they call home wherever God leads them.
Caitlin Thomsen – Placenta Specialist
Nicole Goode – Pregnancy, Birth & Newborn Photographer
Having a child myself has really made me realize that these precious moments pass by so fast. From when I got my first positive pregnancy test, to my bump making its first debut, to feeling so large & ready for him to be here, & to the moment I got to hold my child in my arms for the first time. Then blinking & him being so grown up already. Where has the time gone? Yes we have high tech camera phones to capture these moments, but getting Maternity & Newborn photos done was an investment I do not regret & will cherish the rest of my life. It helped freeze time & bring back those memories on how tiny he was in my arms or how adorable my bump really was when I was so ready to not be pregnant anymore. I cannot help but smile when I look at those photos. Soon after high school I went into the Dog Grooming industry & spent the next 7 years doing that. After falling in love with photographing my son I offered free sessions to all my friends & started there. It was so much fun! I loved every moment. I realized this is what I wanted to do for a living, not Dog Grooming. I took an opportunity of a lifetime & took a job with an amazing local photographer as an associate for the next year. I learned SO much over that year. With all of her mentorship that I will forever be grateful for I found my true calling on what I was really passionate photographing. I gained my wings & was ready to be on my own. I told myself I want to be go to gal for Maternity, Birth, Fresh 48, Newborn photography. So here I am, living my dream & creating memories for families they will forever have.