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melanie wachsman

doula mellie


Phone: 424-543-4733

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Fee Details: Please contact me for rates of service.

Birth Doula Experience: 10 years and 125 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 10 years and 45 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula
  • Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2008
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: non smokers please.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I do not leave until your baby has established breatfeeding.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (University of California San Diego)
  • Certified Lactation Educator UCLA

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • hypnobabies hypnodoula, RYT RPYT prenatal yoga

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Babywearing education
  • Military families

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I volunteered at Cedars Sinai in labor & delivery, also in maternity. I have additional practical experience being at the hospital. I am a Certified Lactation Educator with on going classes in Los Angeles and on going prenatal yoga classes in Los Angeles I am trained in yoga theraputics.

Languages spoken: english

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Helen McElwain

Melanie Wachsman was hugely supportive throughout the final months of my pregnancy, through labor and childbirth, and in follow up care and lactation support. She provided home visits, with educational support and childbirth preparation, and was available to answer questions at any time. When I went into labor, I was able to contact her in the middle of the night to guide me through. She met us at the hospital and stayed with us, advocating on our behalf and providing physical and emotional support through the birth. She stayed at the hospital until she was certain we were all stable. Finally, Melanie provided much needed emotional and physical support in the weeks and months after the birth, specifically as a lactation consultant, but answering many other questions as well. I would absolutely want to work with Melanie again if I have another child.

Posted 4/30/2013

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