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Melissa Andersson Doula and Birth Photographer

Cherry Blossom Doula Services

Gilbert, AZ Service range 38 miles


Birth Fee

$900 to $1700

Birth Fee

$900 to $1700

Birth Doula Experience

5 years and 118 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, July 2017
  • Stillbirthday, January 2020

Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per month: 1 to 5

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Fee Details

I offer a standard birth package that includes a two hour prenatal visit, unlimited access via text/email, access to my personal resource list, assistance with your birth plan, on-call assistance from the time you go into labor, consistent support throughout your labor, initial breastfeeding support, photography during and in the moments following your birth, as well as a postpartum visit. In addition, I offer full spectrum birth photography, placenta encapsulation, and postpartum doula services. Please see my website for more details and I hope to hear from you soon!

Gilbert, AZ Service range 38 miles

Client Testimonials for Melissa Andersson Doula and Birth Photographer

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Bringing my baby girl into this world would have been drastically different without Melissa, I am SO thankful that we decided on her as our doula! I tell her that I couldn't have done it without her, and she's right, I could have, but I am SO glad I didn't have to! Both me and my husband are eternally grateful to have had her share this experience with us! We were first timers and she was there to not only guide me but guide my husband as well. From the very beginning she provided us with evidence based articles to help with any questions I had. She also blew me away by capturing the purest moments of our birth story that I will cherish for the rest of my life! I highly recommend Melissa and I look forward to having her at my future births!


Anna Chenoweth


We feel so fortunate that Melissa was part of our birthing process. She is lovely and kind and full of knowledge. I chose to birth in a hospital and her presence was invaluable when it came to helping us clarify processes and ask questions. She was the perfect amount of support that that my husband and I needed as we brought out daughter into the world. Not only did she support me as I labored but she also guided my husband to support me in the most positive ways too. I would recommend her 10 times over as a birth doula. Thank you Melissa! ??



I can honestly say that without Melissa, I wouldn't have been able the have the amazing birth experience that I had. She has such a naturally calm demeanor that is so comforting. My husband was SO against having a doula, but when I met Melissa, I just knew that I had to have her in my birth team. At the end of the day, my husband had a change of heart and has since recommended her to his friends. We absolutely live Melissa!

Laura O


We debating adding a doula and decided to a little later in the game. Melissa jumped right in. She met with us and answered all the questions. She put us at ease through the whole process. Having her at the hospital was great. I had complications and she was able to answer our questions and keep things calm. Even after our daughter was born she continued to help. I would recommend her service to anyone.



Melissa is a wonderful calming doula! We were so lucky to have her attend the birth of our daughter. Her attention to detail is invaluable! I can’t imagine going through the process without her. Both my husband and I highly recommend her services!

Kaylene Gonzales


My husband and I decided we were going to invest in a birth Photographer for our 3rd child. We kept the gender a surpirse with this one because we already had a boy and girl. I'm so happy I found Melissa theough cherry blossom doulas. She was so relaxed and had such a calming presence when she came to our delivery. It is such a vulnerable and beautiful experience you go through and it was amazing having melissa be able to capture it 

Kara Glaser


Melissa is absolutely amazing! I had a super difficult painful labor. She came over around 2 or 3 a.m. and stayed with me all the way until I finally gave birth to my son at almost 10 p.m. that night. She helped me understand what was happening and was so incredibly patient with me. She has a very calming spirit and great vibe. Highly recommend her!

Candace Cain


I had the great pleasure of working with Melissa and I can say without a doubt that she is AMAZING! She was so professional and showed me such love. I absolutely love the birthing photos she captured for us!! I would definitely recommend her and the rest of the team! As well as use her for my birth again and again! Thank you thank you Melissa!

Birth Availability for Melissa Andersson Doula and Birth Photographer

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-10-2020