Who we are
Bellani Maternity is the Rhode Island place for all things parenting. From classes for little ones, to the hottest gear, we have it!
bellanikelly is Kelly LaChance Guertin. I’m a lady with a cackle that can be heard in any room. If it comes to Pregnancy or Childbirth I have a real answer, from a mom who knows a little something about it. I have three children, The Boy, age 9; The Girl, age 6, and The Baby, two years old! My credentials? Certified Lactation Counselor, Childbirth Educator, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Car Seat Technician, Mama.
bellaniShannon is Shannon Giorgio. I have two full-time jobs. I am 100% committed to both. I worry daily that I don’t give enough to each. I sometimes feel others judge me for not choosing between the two. My stats…Mom to 2 boys, Ethan who is 8 and Owen is 5. I am a certified Lactation Counselor, Childbirth Educator, and Car Seat Technician.
The lovely Carla Molina Martins is a Jersey girl obsessed with all things baby and motherhood. She works a cubicle job by day and entertains a freelance writing life by night. She’s got two beautiful girls, Dessa and Farrah, who inspire her to go after all those childhood dreams. Carla also doesn’t shy away from labels; she’s proudly a breastfeeding, Montessori, green, attachment parenting, positive discipline mama.
Jennifer Race is a cloth diapering mother to a one year old daughter, Alyssa. Having a degree in finance, and after experiencing travel all over the world she now spends her days with Alyssa, taking classes together (music and yoga), taking walks and when we are alone, I sing and dance with her (from pop-music to show tunes). She also spends many hours at Bellani as our fabulous researcher, product tester, and so much more!
Maryann Walsh is our product tester guru. Maryann is a recent graduate of URI with a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences and is returning to URI this fall to pursue her Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics. She loves learning about science and the human body and especially how our behaviors and diet affect our overall health and well-being.
Michelle loves to help families find what they need. She is a Red Cross CPR and First Aid Instructor, Lactation Counselor, and woman on a hunt for a deal! Mom to two children ages 2 and 12, Michelle is always on the move. She is a hockey mom, a woman who loves to hike, crochet, and read, she is knowledgeable in many areas.