Our Story

Hi I am Monica! I am a planner, organizer and have a servant heart by nature. With 10 years of working as a Pediatric RN along with the birth of our second son, I realized there was a gap of education and services for new and expectant parents. I knew from my own personal and professional experiences that there was no “one size fits all approach for getting ready for a baby.

Brent and I are a unique husband-wife duo that love to work with families to help support and prepare them for the a-mazing adventures ahead of being a parent!

What make us exceptional

We understand the importance of support.

Support in any form possible! Becoming a parent doesn’t have to be confusing, overwhelming and make you feel down right out of control!

The old saying is that it takes a village- if you have one, awesome!

If you don’t, or don’t want to use your village…that is why we are here… We are your village!

A village that offers personalized services by highly educated consultants. We offer the most up to date maternity and baby information and education.

Meet the Team

We love what we do!

Working with Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Caregivers preparing and educating you for the most amazing and precious moments that are to come.

Monica Simmons

Loves all things that encompass maternity, newborns and family.

Monica spent the last 10 years working as a registered nurse specializing in pediatric care. Monica adored the opportunities her nursing job provided when sitting face-to-face with parents and watching them gain the confidence they needed to better care for their little ones.

Because of her extensive pediatric knowledge and three pregnancies of her own, the last one being pregnant with twins, she understands how each pregnancy is unique.

As a maternity and bed rest concierge, helping parents is a natural fit for her. She loves creating and executing a streamlined plan for baby, designing nurseries and diffusing new parent jitters.

Monica thrives on taking the stress out of newborn preparations by making the process simplified, seamless, and stress-free.

On her personal time, she loves playing with her four young children, listening to music, volunteering with her husband with a local nonprofit and enjoying good food and coffee with great friends.

Brent Simmons

Registered nurse and a father of four young children. His path to parenthood was assisted greatly by the knowledge he gained in nursing school, and he now desires to pass on the confidence and skills he has learned to new and expectant parents. He understands firsthand the questions and concerns of new parents, as well as the benefits of thoughtful, well-timed preparation to put their fears to rest.

After earning a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, Brent worked for several years as a behavioral health technician and a high school teacher. It was through this time that he realized his knack for connecting with people and the joy he experienced when helping them improve their lives. He took these skills and passions into his nursing career, and has been rewarded greatly with the smiles and thanks from satisfied patients and their loved ones.
Brent had just finished nursing school when his first son arrived, so he knew much more than the average father-to-be about pregnancy, labor, and infant care. Even so, he did not feel truly prepared for everything he encountered. He was surprised at the lack of meaningful support for dads who want to make themselves helpful throughout pregnancy, labor, and the early days of parenthood.

As a parent coach, he aspires to bridge the gap between the overwhelming quantity of information out there and the people who need it. He feels that education is crucial for dads to gain the confidence they need to participate in and actually enjoy those first few months of having a baby at home.

Brent is a lifelong learner with a wide variety of interests. His recent topics of obsession include backpacking, organic gardening, William Faulkner, and surviving in a house with two strong-willed pre-k boys and twin babies. He is now fully engaged in discovering and fulfilling his clients’ needs so they can relax and focus on the important things, like eating, sleeping, and being a critical support team member for their new baby.

Amanda Rennells 
Registered nurse

Amanda has been a nurse for nine years. She has worked in Postpartum and Newborn Nursery, but her passion lies within Labor and Delivery. She is certified in hospital obstetrics and has a Bachelors degree from Grand Canyon University in Nursing Science.

Amanda is also the mother of two children, a 3-year-old little girl and an 1 year old little boy.
Having been through the pregnancy and birth of her own children, Amanda understands the fears and concerns of having a baby, along with the importance of in home follow ups, and preparing moms for the transition of returning to work.

As a Baby Planner, she has extensive knowledge on how pregnancy changes your body, what to expect throughout the labor and delivery process, and the post partum period. With her expertise she will put your mind at ease by giving expectant parents the tools, education and confidence to handle all aspects of pregnancy and parenting.

Taylor Baker
Registered nurse

Taylor graduated from Arizona State University with Bachelors in Nursing. In the last seven years Taylor has worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse and most recently as a Couplet Care nurse.

With a love for obstetrics and newborns, she is the perfect person to help families prepare for their little ones. Her passion is very evident once you meet her, with
educating and helping parents adapt to their new roles as moms and dads.

For Taylor, there is no task to difficult for her to complete. She is resourceful and motivated which makes her an amazing baby planner. Whether it is researching the best gear, pediatricians or encouraging a breastfeeding mom her knowledge and experience will not be overlooked.

Taylor is an Arizona native. She is married to the love of her life, Alex. Together they share two crazy, smart, happy, silly boys, Greyson (4) and Finley (2). She enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with family.

Becky Bandeen 

When my daughter was born, breastfeeding was a huge struggle for us. As we sought help and navigated through our struggles, I developed a passion to help other mothers reach their breastfeeding goals.

A few years later, I fulfilled my dream and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Though I had already been an RN for 10 years prior working in a level III NICU, I believe that it made me better as a person, professional and as a mother. All of my experiences have made me realize that I have a heart for preparing, educating, supporting and caring for new/expectant families along with NICU babies.

When I am not helping others or taking care of the little NICU babies, you can find me either at the park, camping or at the movies with my two girls, ages 5 and 2.

With a network of concierge partners throughout the Phoenix area, they enjoy collaborating with others to make sure that all of your needs are met.

We are Registered Nurses

"Did you know that Nurses were ranked the most trusted profession in 2017 and at the top of that list for the past 16 years?"

If you…

Need a plan for it all… we’ll deliver. What, where, when and how.

Have “stupid questions…There are no “stupid” questions, and yes!
we have answers.

Need something we don’t offer in-house… we’ll refer you to our network of beloved concierge partners.

Don’t have time to deal with the stress of the prep… we’ll take it from here.

Need someone to calm down your pesky pregnancy/new baby nerves…
we gotcha ya!

Want the best for you and your baby… we’ll guide you there

We enjoy collaborating with others, and that includes you! It’s what we do as nurses. We strive to ensure that all of your needs are met, making Premier Baby Planners your one-stop-shop for all things baby.

Medical Disclaimer

All information provided on this website and in our classes is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical information.  This website or class is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider if you have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment.  Do not disregard the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider and do not delay seeking advice from your doctor or healthcare provider because of any information on this website or from a class.

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