Bonni Berger is a certified postpartum doula PCD(DONA), certified lactation counselor (CLC) and freelance writer. Her work has been published in Kveller.com, The Washington Jewish Week and Bethesda Magazine. She lives with her family outside of Washington, D.C. and can be found at www.bethesdadoula.com where she is loving the fourth trimester alongside her amazing clients!
Right. Wrong. Life. Death. Few things are ever that black and white. But when a new parent brings home their little baby for the first time, the fear of caring for them can feel that stark. It was…the hospital’s job to keep that baby alive and now it’s all on them. Every hour. Every day. As a postpartum doula, my job is to offer support to a new parent — usually mom — once the baby leaves the hospital. This in-home support can look different on any given day. Some days I… >> Read More
I Googled “weird jobs for moms.” I scrolled past “Organic farm manager” and “Secret shopper.” I was feeling restless with my work as a reading specialist, and at the same time, nostalgic…for the days when my three kids were all home and needed me in ways that they just didn’t anymore. Finally, there it was, staring back at me. Postpartum doula. Postpartum doula? Provide non-judgmental support to moms in the first days and weeks after the birth of their babies? I can do that. Offer evidence-based… >> Read More