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Melissa Yates

Kiwi Bird Doula


Phone: 4076802580

Postpartum Rate: $20

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 8 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, February 2019
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Postpartum limits/restrictions: non smoking clients only

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Melissa Yates

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" I am a certified birth doula and childbirth educator. After some postpartum complications that required me to take it more easily than I had anticipated following my baby's birth I decided to follow my own advice and hire a couple of postpartum doulas who would help me on different days of the week. Melissa was one of them and she was a tremendous help to my family. She has no hesitation about jumping in and helping with whatever is needed. She is organized and thorough. I am blessed to have a tremendous support system in place that many new mothers do not have, but I still needed and found Melissa's support to be vital to our family. I would highly recommend Melissa to any family heading into this joyous but challenging season. What a wonderful baby shower gift she would make! "

Posted 11/11/2019

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Elizabeth Munao

Melissa is an outstanding doula. She is eager to be accommodating and flexible and to help me out whenever I need her. She is always on time and is often willing to stay later when I need to finish up a few things. I trust her completely with my baby and as a new mom, that’s very hard!

She is always gentle, patient, calm, compassionate and loving to both me and my little girl. She is very knowledgeable and never judgmental about how I like things to be done both in my home and with my baby.

Melissa is a calm, stable presence when it seems my life as a new mom is a rollercoaster both physically and emotionally! She makes sure to ask me questions about how I’m feeling, lets me cry if I need to, and provides me reassurance and comfort.

My daughter and I have had a few challenges in these early months and Melissa has provided resources, connections to people who can help, articles and videos. She connected me with a lactation consultant and personally attended the visit. She is always willing to do research, and connect with other doulas to learn how to help her client.

She is so helpful around the house and with the baby and fits right into our lives and schedule easily. When my in-laws came to visit she brought over a box of toys for the kids because I didn’t have anything for toddlers. She has run errands for me, cleaned the house, played with my baby and given me incredible peace of mind.

As a new mom, having Melissa as my postpartum doula has been invaluable and I highly recommend any mother enlist her services. I continue to have her come help me weekly and when we have more children, we will absolutely be asking her to doula again!

Posted 11/11/2019

Postpartum Availability for Melissa Yates

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