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Melanie Pierce

Joy in the Journey Birth Doula


Phone: 417-217-6240

Birth Fee: $650 to $700

Fee Details: If Paid in Full at Beginning of Contract: $650 If Paid in 2 Installments ($350 Down / $350 by Week 36): $700

Birth Doula Experience: 22 years and 27 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • BEST - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • BEST Doula Training, August 2019
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I believe in your right to have an Unassisted Home Birth, but for the sake of liability cannot attend a birth that is not also attended by Midwife or Doctor.

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Plus size mothers
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteered at a Crisis Pregnancy Center as a Counselor for 2 years (2004-2006)

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Melanie Pierce

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Jenica Barfield

Melanie was a huge contributor to my successful VBAC. I had a very traumatic c section with my son and was worried throughout my pregnancy about another c section happening. Melanie was there, even when I called her panicking about the smallest things. She was so comforting when I had to be induced and she was amazing during the birth of my daughter. Melanie made it so my husband could focus on talking with me, instead of trying to apply pressure to where I was having pain. Melanie was there from 11pm Tuesday until 2 am Thursday! It really helped for my husband to also be able to rest and I still have a support person. I don't think I could have made it through as smoothly as I did without her. ♥?

Posted 9/17/2019

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Gabbie Hart

Melanie was my doula for my second son. My first birth was planned out like a dream, and ended up a bit of a nightmare, so I was reluctantly hopeful that my second delivery would be my "redemption birth". We quickly became close friends, which was so beneficial for my ability to relax during labor. She stayed so in tune with my progress and what I needed at each stage. My favorite memory is laying on the side of the tub, whispering about needing medication, maybe I needed to go to the hospital. She sweetly replied, "you're doing so well, why would you think you need a hospital?" I responded, "because I can't take another level, and I haven't even gone into transition yet". She smiled, looked me in the eye, and said, "honey, I think you're in it right now", with a little giggle that made me smile. Lo and behold, 10 minutes later I was pushing.
I delivered my baby boy in the sweet serenity I'd dreamed of, and Melanie held my hand, massaged my back, danced, ran water over my back, and affirmed my ability to do it without missing a single beat. She is truly a blessing, and I can't speak highly enough of this amazing angel!

Posted 9/15/2019

Birth Availability for Melanie Pierce

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