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Melissa Perry

Earthside Doula Care

Website: https://earthsidedoulacare.com

Phone: 2508785128

Birth Fee: $950

Postpartum Rate: $30

Birth Doula Experience: 8 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 8 years

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2010
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I'm available to attend births from our three major hospitals, Penticton, Kelowna, and Vernon.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Though we don't technically have a birth center in the Okanagan, Malachite Midwives offers a lovely space for home births outside of your home.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I attend all home births and am open to traveling anywhere between Penticton and Vernon.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • CPR Certified - St. John Ambulance
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am an active member and volunteer with the Kelowna Doula Group and work with Roots of Empathy as a classroom facilitator.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Melissa Perry

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Domonique

Melissa was an exceptional doula prior, during and post my birth experience. As a first time mother, I had no idea as to what I was going to deal with. She took the time to answer my questions, went over my wishes for my birthing plan and even joined me for an appointment to meet my doctor.

During my birth experience, Melissa was an extra comfort, and the voice of knowledge in a hospital where close attention was not consistently present. I had my family with me as well and Melissa was present when I needed her, and allowed for the intimate family moments as well. She helped my family advocate for my wants and offered them support as well when I was less than tolerable :)

After my daughter was born, Melissa was an invaluable source of information when it came to breastfeeding, especially when the medical system gave me advice that ended up being unncecessary. Her support allowed for me to regulate my baby's nursing and she gave me the opportunity of getting much needed sleep.

If you are looking for a doula, Melissa will offer you what you need when you need it. She is passionate about babies and their mothers. Her concern is that you get what you need throughout your birth experience. She is willing to go the extra mile. She has an amazing knowledge base and will do her best to allow you the feeling of calm when facing the daunting task of parenthood.

 

Five Stars *****

Posted 4/28/2018

Birth Availability for Melissa Perry

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Postpartum Availability for Melissa Perry

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