Monica Mena
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Lactation Consultant
Uniondale, New York
5 years of experience
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About me

My name is Monica Mena. I received my Bachelor of Nursing from Adelphi University in December 2017. In April 2018, I began working for Nurse Family Partnership. Throughout the next 3.5 years, I worked with over 200 first time mothers and their families, educating them in the comfort of their own home. I decided to start my business to bring these services to my community and surrounding communities. Every time I told someone what I do I always got the same responses "Oh! That's so cool, I never heard of that" or "I wish that was around when I was pregnant or after giving birth". There is a dire need for caring for pregnant moms and their babies, throughout pregnancy and after giving birth. Maternal mental health and support are key in my practice as well. Having a private duty nurse allows you to educate yourself, ask questions, have support, establish a trusting relationship and be the best mommy you can bee 🐝

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2017)

Master of Science in Complementary & Alternative Health (2021)

Certification and training

Certified Lactation Counselor (2019)

Basic Life Support (BLS) (2021)

Childbirth Educator Training (2019)

Safe Sleep Training (2018)

Intimate Partner Violence Training (2018)

Advanced Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention (2016)

Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health & Clinical Professionals (2019)

Memberships and affiliations

American Nurses Association

Postpartum Support International Provider

Credentials
BSN-RN MS
Specialties
Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Aromatherapy Birth and Lactation Birth Support Birth Trauma Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Building Healthy Communication Career Counseling Cesarean, Episiotomy and Scar Pain Childbirth Education Childhood Growth and Development Early Parenting Educator Evidence-Based Care Evidence-Based Therapy Exclusive Pumping/Bottle Feeding Family Planning Fathers' Issues General Pediatrics Grief and Loss Gynecology Health Coach Healthy Eating Herbal Postpartum Care High Risk and Low Intervention Obstetrical Care High-Risk Pregnancy Hypnobirthing Method Infant Care Infidelity and Trust Issues Keeping Fit Lactation Consultation Latch Issues Life Transitions Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Maternal and Fetal Medicine Mental Health Mindfulness Mood Disorders Motivational Interviewing Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Naturopathic Medicine Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Newborn Care Newborn Exam Newborn Prep Nipple and Breast Pain Nutritional Counseling Obstetrics and Gynecology Overnight Newborn Care Parenting Parenting Support Perinatal and Infant Loss Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Perinatal Mood Disorders Placenta Encapsulation Positive Thinking Postnatal Yoga Postpartum Care Postpartum Depression Postpartum Life Preconception Pregnancy Complications Pregnancy Loss Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapy Premature Infants Prenatal Care Prenatal Life Prenatal Yoga Preventative Care Self-Actualization Self-Compassion Self-Esteem Self-Integration Sexual Health Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing and Treatment Sibling Preparation Spirituality Stress Management Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Support in Pregnancy Loss Teenagers Telehealth Toddlers Tweens Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Well-Woman Care
Languages

English, Spanish

Service introduction

PRENATAL COUNSELING/EDUCATION Learn everything and anything you want to know about pregnancy. This package includes prenatal monitoring and support in the comfort of your own home. Referral services, case management and community resources are also included. CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION Whether it's your first time or your third time, giving birth can be an intimidating process. Learn what happens to your body during birth and how to manage pain/anxiety. The more you know, the better prepared you will be. Remember you are your greatest advocate, educate yourself! POSTPARTUM/ NEWBORN CARE The 6 weeks after birth are critical for both you and your baby's health. Our postpartum package allows for 1-2 visits a week. This includes breastfeeding consultation and support, as well as newborn assessment.