Melissa Carman

Mothers To Be And More


Phone: (315) 945-9693

Birth Fee: $0 to $500

Postpartum Rate: $10 to $30

Fee Details: My fee is on a sliding scale and flexible depending on the financial situation of each couple. I am willing to do work gratis.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 100 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 15 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA (DONA International)
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have built a positive team relationship with OB's, Midwives, and nursing staff.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Although not certified I teach Childbirth Education Classes

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (University of California San Diego)
  • I breastfed my daughter until she was 26 mos. old

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Currently attending Birthwise Midwifery School

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Teens
  • Over 40
  • VBAC
  • Home Birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Spanish Speaking
  • High risk
  • Single parents
  • Cesarean birth
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Birth Pool rental
  • Red Cross first aid & CPR classes
  • Reduced rates for military members/spouses
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Antepartum doula
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Sucessfully completed Breastfeeding Multiples Course through Lactation Education Resources Birth/Labor Tub Rentals Avl.

Languages spoken: English, a little Spanish

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Marion, NY
Travel range: 45 miles

Birth Availability

= Available. Calendar last updated: Updated 6/24/2012

Postpartum Availability

= Available. Calendar last updated: Updated 6/24/2012