Maternity & Child Sleep Consultant, Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Babywearing Educator, Professional Baby Planner
Jessica Brodey is the Eastern Regional Director (USA) of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants, and the Founder/President of Eat-Sleep-Love. Jessica graduated from Emory University and the New York University School of Law, after which she worked as an intellectual property counselor and litigator for four years, and as an education, technology and disability law policy consultant for over ten years.
After the birth of her first child, Jessica became interested in the relationship between healthy sleep habits and child development and has been actively involved in breastfeeding and parenting support groups, both in person and online. She began connecting with other parents as a “mommy blogger,” writing about her own parenting challenges and experiences with her children. The issues she faced caused her to seek out information about breastfeeding and helping children develop and maintain healthy sleep habits. Ultimately, she decided to pursue advanced training in these areas and has been working with clients ever since.
Jessica received her sleep training through Kim West’s Gentle Sleep Coach program and the International Maternity & Parenting Institute‘s Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant program. Jessica is also a Certified Lactation Counselor through the Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding, a Certified Babywearing Educator trained by The Center for Babywearing Studies, a Happiest Baby Educator certified by Dr. Harvey Karp, and a Professional Baby Planner and Greenproofer through the International Maternity & Parenting Institute. She currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland with her family.
MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Emily Griffin is a native Washingtonian, clinical social worker, wife, and mother of four sons. She is the founder of Happy Parents, Happy Babies, LLC, which is her private practice devoted to in-home parent counseling, coaching, and support for the DC area. Emily has worked with diverse local families for 13 years in a variety of settings. Her current practice focuses on new & expectant families, coping with such challenges as: Postpartum Depression & Anxiety, dad-baby and sibling bonding, co-parenting, behavioral & emotional concerns in young children, and major transitions (new baby, remarriage, separation, illness & death).
Certified Hypnotist, Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner, HypnoBirthing® Fertility Consultant, HypnoBirthing® Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Lori has extensive experience working with and training groups of people; almost a decade of research experience in the field of maternal and child health; and over a decade of experience using HypnoBirthing® principles and practices. Lori became a Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner in 2010. In order to better support her couples with healing their other health concerns and finding balance in their lives, Lori completed a rigorous, 185-hour hypnosis training course in 2011; she has been working as a Certified Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists since that time. Lori is also a Certified HypnoBirthing Fertility Consultant and a Certified HypnoBirthing Infant Massage Instructor.
Lori has a Masters of Public Administration degree in public policy/international health. Prior to having children of her own, she spent years improving maternal and child health programs around the world, including researching the efficacy of the World Health Organization’s Safe Motherhood Assistants Program in Uganda.
Lori’s approach is compassionate and is focused on meeting the highest needs of the mother and baby.
Certified Birth Doula (DONA), Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher
Building on over 13 years of experience as a strong, compassionate advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Kenya brings an empowering, feminist perspective to her doula practice. In January 2014, Kenya received her birth doula certification from DONA International. She believes in thoughtful planning, education and relationship building to ensure a positive and satisfying birth for every family she serves. Kenya has been blessed with the amazing experience of helping tiny humans come into this world.
Kenya is also a certified prenatal yoga teacher through Blooma in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a Yoga Alliance approved prenatal Certification program. Through her prenatal yoga practice, Kenya uses pregnancy focused breathing and emotional grounding to empower and prepare women for birth.
Certified Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Certified Rebozo Instructor
Eva Street is a DONA certified birth doula, independent childbirth educator, and a certified rebozo instructor. Prior to becoming active in childbirth work, she obtained law degree from law school in Slovakia and later a paralegal certificate from Georgetown University.
Eva is a mother to two children whose births were both amazing and unique in their own way. She is passionate about supporting families during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. She believes every woman deserves to feel respected and empowered during this special time of her life. She is excited to support new mothers and fathers as they welcome their bundle of joy into the world!
Eva’s experiences include vaginal births, VBACs, cesarean births, birthing with Hypnobirthing, Bradley method, Lamaze method, first time mothers, and teenage mothers. She has worked with both midwives and doctors. Additionally, Eva speaks English and Slovak. Eva lives with her family in Germantown, Maryland.
Trained Rebozo Instructor, Birth Doula in Training
Melinda Moncada is pursuing Birth Doula certification through DONA International. She is trained in the Gina Kirby rebozo method. She is passionate about birth education for pregnant women and encouraging mothers in their breastfeeding efforts. Before starting her doula business, she worked in the commercial real estate management field for many years. She speaks Spanish fluently. Melinda has a two year old son, and she lives with her family in Silver Spring, Maryland.