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Melissa Reyes

Remedios Birth and Healing Services

Oakland, CA Service range 40 miles

Birth Fee

$2200 to $2500

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $55

Indigenous/Aboriginal Doula

Birth Fee

$2200 to $2500

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $55

Birth Doula Experience

7 years and 80 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

7 years and 33 families served

Doula Training

  • Roots of Labor Birth Collective, June 2016

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: For more information about placenta encapsulation, belly wrapping, infant massage and postpartum healing services please visit my website:

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
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Childbirth education services
  • End of life doula services
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Infant massage education
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother roasting
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reiki
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • TENS units rental
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Vaginal steam/peristeam services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Roots of Labor Birth Collective

Languages Spoken

  • English

Service Area

Oakland, CA Service range 40 miles

Client Testimonials for Melissa Reyes

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Judit Zádor


I don't know what I would have done without Melissa! She was with us during the entire delivery, but of course her help started way before then in the form of pre-birth consultation. We called her when my contractions were strong enough, late in the evening, and she was there for me, and for us, for almost 24 hours, with seemingly infinite energy. My delivery was not easy, but I felt safe the whole time. She has a calming presence, which both guided me according to my birth plan, at the same time she created the mental space to accept that I ended up having a C-section despite all my efforts and plans. She helped me feel happiness instead of something else when I finally held my baby in my hands. As a bonus, during one of her postpartum visits she managed to massage away my persistent, nursing-related backache. Melissa is a treasure!

Birth Availability for Melissa Reyes

= Available. Calendar last updated: 10-03-2023

Postpartum Availability for Melissa Reyes

= Available. Calendar last updated: 10-03-2023