About Us

Bonnie Kelly – Founder, Owner

Certified Birth 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 20 years.  She loves a good cup of coffee, spending time with her family and friends, beach days and fun local dining.

Lindsey Ripley

Certified Birth Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula, & Placenta Specialist

Lindsey initially began her journey as a Birth & Postpartum Doula in 2015, and then went on to pursue additional training as a Newborn Care Specialist. She quickly discovered that she was greatly passionate about the opportunity to have a positive impact in the lives of growing families. Lindsey has a gentle, confident personality and highly experienced with singletons, twins, & triplets. She additionally is knowledgeable in lactation, baby wearing, and helping to transition older siblings. Where there may be stress or worry, Lindsey is able to help foster a sense of calm, reassurance, and empowerment which brings her so much joy! Lindsey is blessed with three incredible, bright, and beautiful children. In her free time she enjoys kickboxing, being involved in her church, spending time with family or traveling with friends.

Veronica Arbelaez

Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

Veronica is certified as both a Birth & Postpartum Doula. She is knowledgeable in the birth process, a wide variety of comfort measures and can help the birthing mother feel confident and empowered in her birth choices. Veronica passionately believes that every woman deserves support through the labor, birth, and postpartum period and she would love to be able to help with that! Additionally, Veronica has a compassionate personality and takes the time to truly listen to the families she supports during the birth process and the postpartum period so that she has a comprehensive understanding of what’s important to them so that she can provide the most perfect support and care they need. Veronica is experienced with hospital, home births and birth center births, VBACs, inductions, and cesareans. As a postpartum doula, she has experience working with both singletons and twins, is confident with helping with basic breastfeeding support, and provides both daytime and overnight care. Before becoming a doula in 2018, Veronica was a Montessori teacher. The families Veronica has worked with all say that her love for what she does shines brightly and that she truly has a heart for serving and supporting families during the birth and postpartum period.

Ashley Sauer

Certified Birth Doula, Mental Health Counselor & Gottman BBH Educator

Ashley’s love of education and desire to help others began as a childhood dream that motivated her to become a mental health counselor. 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. 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’s 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.

Amy Bender

Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

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 her own 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 and the mom of 5 beautiful children.  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 strong passion for helping little ones is what influenced her to pursue a career as a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist. She has spent the past 11 years working in the public schools, local hospitals, private clinics, and currently in children’s natural environment. Following the birth of her son, she felt a strong calling to pursue becoming a certified Lactation Counselor to help moms and babies meet their own personal breastfeeding goals. 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. In Amber’s free time, you can find her spending lots of time with her husband & 2 sons, making non toxic personal care/cleaning products, or enjoying local restaurants with family and friends.

Jessica Nemeroff

Certified IBCLC & Registered Nurse

Jessica began her career working with newborns in 2014 when she became a registered nurse. There she found her love for teaching moms how to breastfeed. She went on to become a Certified Lactation Counselor in 2016 and then an IBCLC in 2018. She’s been working in the hospital teaching new moms how to take care of their newborn, breastfeed, and everything in between for the past 8 years now. She has navigated her own breastfeeding struggles which gives her an even deeper compassion and understanding for all new moms. She provides support for all families, without pressure or judgement. Jessica provides private in-person and virtual breastfeeding consults to our families in Martin County & Jupiter.

Jodie Johnson

Certified Newborn Care Specialist & Newborn Nanny

Jodie has such a kind and specialized way of supporting families in the early days and months after their babies are born. She has dedicated the past 10+ years to working with newborns as a Newborn Nanny & Newborn Care Specialist. Jodi is experienced with singletons, twins, preemies, relux, sleep training, and all aspects of newborn care. She loves this work because it makes her happy to be able to give the parents some support and rest while ensuring that their baby is being provided exceptional love and care while playing an active role in helping them grow and develop. Jodie believes one of her main roles as a NCS is to provide assistance and education for the parents creating a smooth transition for the family during the newborn stage as they learns skills and techniques to help calm and care for their baby. Jodie specializes in overnight care, 24/7 live-in, & travel care.

Jodi Falconer

Certified Newborn Care Specialist & Postpartum Doula

Being a Newborn Care Specialist gives Jodi the opportunity to help new and returning parents transition back into ‘their’ new normal.  Jodi has 11+ years experience working with infants and families.  She is highly knowledgeable with sleep training, multiples, preemies, postpartum recovery, lactation, sleep training, & all aspects of newborn care.  Jodi understands how precious these first few days, weeks and months are, and knows how not being able enjoy each moment is very possible due to lack of sleep and other delicate factors. Jodi truly loves being given the incredible opportunity of assisting in this process with new families.  Jodi believes educating parents on the necessary practices to care for their newborn and feel comfortable is also an important aspect of her job.

Chastity Pascoe

Certified Postpartum Doula & Newborn Nanny

Chastity is an attentive listener, a strong communicator and she is passionate about helping families feel fully supported as they grow in their confidence as parents. Her passion for the postpartum and newborn period was fueled as she found that the delicate needs of the postpartum period tends to be overlooked. While there are many preparations and focus are on pregnancy, birthing women can end up under-assisted during the postpartum months. With that knowledge, she’s focused her work on support that comes during this wonderful, transitional period. Before becoming a Certified Postpartum Doula, Chastity spent many years in marketing and as an art educator working with young children. Chastity has a contagious smile, a zeal for life, and a true servant’s heart.

Sheena Graham

Certified Newborn Care Specialist

As a Newborn Care Specialist, Sheena has a profound knowledge of newborn needs. She is a versatile, collaborative, and effective leader.  Sheena loves to work alongside new parents providing them with the support, education, and tools needed to help them feel confident as parents. She’s flexible and easily adaptable to the individual needs of each family she works with.  Her experience includes guiding and assisting parents in developing healthy habits, sleep routines, and typical newborn care routines. Sheena truly loves what she does and is dedicated to creating a safe and relaxing family environment. Sheena is well experienced with daytime and overnight care as well as 24/7 live-in and travel care.

Sheryl Anglin

Newborn Care Specialist & Night Nanny

Sheryl specializes in 24/7 live-in & overnight newborn care. Her professional and flexible personality allows her to easily adapt to and the individual needs of the families she works with. She has a true passion and love for babies and children. Sheryl’s loving care and trustworthy demeanor are two of the qualities her clients absolutely love about her. Sheryl has many years experience as a dedicated Newborn Care Specialist. Her goal is to help mom and baby cope with the challenges & transition that come with taking care of newborn. She has experience with breastfeeding, singletons, reflux, sleep training, and is always flexible to adapt to the individual needs of the families she serves. When she’s not snuggling babies, Sheryl loves to read, play games, and cook.

Tamara Graham

Certified Newborn Care Specialist

Tamara Graham is a Certified Newborn Care Specialist with 9+ years of experience working with infants and children.  Tamara is patient, kind & consistent with a strong passion for supporting families through the early transition of parenthood. She feels that excellent communication is important, she is dedicated to partnering with the parent(s), and building a strong trust with each and every family she works with.  She is knowledgeable in all forms of newborn care, breastfeeding, infant development, and creating healthy sleep habits.  Tamara has additional experience as an early childhood specialist. She is CPR & First Aid certified, fire safety trained, and certified in water safety.  In Tamara’s free time she loves to do art and craft, literacy activities with children, and spending time with her daughter.

Simone Graham-Murray

Certified Newborn Care Specialist

As a mother of two children, Simone know first hand how important it is for both baby and mom to have an extra pair of hands to help with the seemingly overwhelming job of newborn care.  For Simone, it is an honor to be able to work alongside a family, so that they can quickly and smoothly make the adjustments to the new routines and responsibilities a new baby(ies) brings.  Her background and experience is what initially inspired Simone’s passion to work in this field caring for newborns, after having worked over a decade in the social services and Child Welfare field within the Department of Children and Families in Florida.  Simone has extensive experience working with families and newborns.  She is experienced with sleep training, multiples, preemies, sleep training, and all aspects of newborn care. Simone also loves being a part of guiding and instructing new parents to feel confident in caring for their babies. Simone is passionate about helping parents on their journey into parenthood and is committed to helping make life easier for you. 

Laverne Dobney

Certified Newborn Care Specialist

 Laverne has dedicated the past 20+ years to supporting families as a baby nurse. She has a genuine, patient, responsible and caring personality.  Laverne brings peace and confidence to the parents she supports with her attentive guidance and direction.  In addition to having years of experience as a Baby Nurse and Newborn Care Specialist; Laverne is also a CNA which adds to her level of knowledge and expertise. She specifically loves being able to play a role in a child’s life, by working with  them in their early stage of development. Building healthy sleep habits and sleep training are additional areas that Laverne is highly skilled in.  Laverne provides both daytime and overnight newborn care.  In her free time, Laverne enjoys reading, singing, and arts & craft.

Dawn Bond

Postpartum Doula & Night Nanny

Dawn began her career as a doula 17 years ago, with her daughter as her first client.  Through that experience came a deeply compassionate journey to serve & support women during their birth and postpartum journey.  She completed her advanced doula training in 2002.  Dawn is a Childbirth Educator and additionally received her certification as a Breastfeeding Counselor in 2014.  She is CPR & First Aid certified.  Dawn is experienced and knowledgeable with sleep training and building healthy sleep habits.  Her warm and confident personality makes new parents feel right at ease when she’s caring for their babies.  Dawn is also a Certified Behavior Assistant and works with children who fall within the Autism Spectrum.  She is experienced and comfortable working with singletons, twins, & triplets.  Dawn loves being a mother and grammy, adores all children, and cherishes the magic and beauty of childbirth and the early newborn days.

Sonia Bond

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Sonia Bond is a mom of 4 and has 14+ years of experience as a Birth and Postpartum Doula. She has been a part of the birthing community since 2003, with a large resource of OBGYN’s, Midwives, and breastfeeding professionals at her fingertips. Sonia has a passion for supporting families through labor, birth and the early postpartum days. She pulls from her years of experience and knowledge when helping women determine the choices and decisions that are best for their personal birth and postpartum philosophy.

Nicole Goode

Pregnancy & Newborn Photographer

Having a child myself has really made me realize that these precious moments pass by so fast. 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. After falling in love with photographing my son, I realized this is what I wanted to do for a living. I took an opportunity of a lifetime & took a job with an amazing local photographer as an associate for the next 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, Fresh 48, and Newborn photography. So here I am, living my dream & creating memories for families they will forever have.

Dr. Katie Usher

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

Dr. Usher is a pelvic floor physical therapist specializing in the pregnant and postpartum population. She graduated from University of Florida in 2011 with her Bachelor’s in Health Education and Behavior and from University of Miami in 2015 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Dr. Usher’s passion for women’s health grew as she worked in hospital based outpatient systems and found how underserved women are at this time in their lives in terms of rehabilitation. This passion drove her to start Mula Bandha PT and Wellness in 2017. Pelvic floor physical therapy is standard practice in many parts of Europe, and her mission is to help create that standardization in the United States as well. Dr. Usher lives in Jupiter Florida, where she works closely with her husband’s gym – Kaizen Fitness Systems. She has 2 children and loves teaching on all things health and wellness.