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Melissa Davies

New Life Doula Services

Website: https://www.newlifedoulaservices.com

Phone: 5093939850

Birth Fee: $1100

Fee Details: Happy to discuss payment plans and other payment options. In 2020 I will be offering Massage Therapy

Birth Doula Experience: 7 years and 30 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • Childbirth International, April 2012
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Childbirth International

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • APPA Certified Placenta Service Provider
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reflexology

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

3 Week Birth Worker Practicum in Tanzania, Africa with LifeReach international - YWAM

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Melissa Davies

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Miranda

Having a doula for my delivery was the best decision! Melissa was so encouraging and a huge role! Way bigger than I could have imagined.  She constantly reminded me that God designed me for the miracle of birth! I would recommend new life doula services to every expecting mama!

Posted 4/4/2019

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Tomi

 New life Doula services provided exceptional support and help to my family during our pregnancy, labor, and birth experience.  I was empowered and well supported in my birth but the joy of my heart was that my family members were also supported and comforted by my Doula; in the information she provided before birth and the support she gave during the birth. 

Posted 3/28/2019

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Tomi

 New life Doula services provided exceptional support and help to my family during our pregnancy, labor, and birth experience.  I was empowered and well supported in my birth but the joy of my heart was that my family members were also supported and comforted by my Doula; in the information she provided before birth and the support she gave during the birth. 

Posted 3/28/2019

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Rosemary Swigart

Melissa was so wonderful to have supporting my husband and I during labor and birth. She met with us a couple times before I was due and helped prepare us for what labor and birth would be like both physically and emotionally. I felt like it really helped us be comfortable going into labor with it being our first child.
She was so helpful during our long labor as well; she helped with pain relief techniques, various positions to help get my body and baby in the right positions and had little things like chapstick and a hairband when I really needed it too! We ended up with a different birth then what we expected and she was there to support us every step of the way.
I also loved that she did a postpartum visit and brought us a delicious hot lunch and lactation cookies. It was also extremely helpful having her notes and some photos from the birth that really helped me process the birth experience afterwards.
If you are thinking of a doula for your birth, I cannot recommend Melissa enough!

Posted 11/15/2018

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Allison Podlich

Melissa is such a kind and caring soul! She is an amazing doula. She met with us ahead of time and acertained what our needs were. We discussed comfort measures for the upcoming birth, ideal birth situations, and alternates.  She taught us some things we didnt know and when the time came: she served us. I mean that in the best possible way. She put our needs of the moment first and made sure everything was taken care of. After the birth, she tucked us into bed and made sure everything was clean and tidy before she left (along with the midwives). The next day she prepared the placenta, and explaining the process and awesomeness of a placenta to us! 

We weren't sure we would need a doula for our second birth, but I am so glad that we decided to have Melissa there! 

Posted 7/17/2018

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Lindsay Thelin

We had a wonderful experience with Melissa. I strongly recommend her to anyone. She is very knowledgeable, supportive, and warm. I instantly felt comfortable with her and knew we were in good, experienced hands. She provided excellent information and emotional support prior to, during, and after the birth. I especially appreciated that she was there to support me and my decisions, whether I wanted a natural birth or an epidural. She did a great job presenting me with more information about both options in a non-biased way. During labor, she had a very calming presence and was also great about knowing when to give us some time to ourselves. My husband also really appreciated having Melissa present during the birth to comfort me when he needed a moment to step outside the room. She truly helps support both partners going through the birth experience. She even surprised us after the birth with a typed up birth story, lactation cookies and tea, and a home-cooked meal! She truly went above and beyond, and exceeded all our expectations.

Posted 7/12/2018

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Katherine Loose

Melissa was great. I had originally wanted a home birth, but ended up with an ob after being diagnosed with an incompetent cervix. Even though I had decided to give birth in the hospital, I knew I still wanted a natural birth, and expected I would need a strong team to make that happen. I also didn't have the time or interest in taking any birthing classes. Hiring Melissa was my solution! She shared with us a wealth of experience and brought heaps of extra information that gave me the confidence I needed. It was like having a private birthing class specifically catered to us with support during and after the birth as well! She certainly contributed to the successful delivery of our first baby and I would highly recommend hiring her as your doula.

Posted 6/7/2018

Birth Availability for Melissa Davies

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