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Melissa Sehlhorst

Lavender Love Doula Services

Phone: 2143353586

Birth Fee: $1200

Postpartum Rate: $30

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 6 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 6 families served

Doula Training

  • International Doula Institute, January 2019
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

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

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • IBCLC Lactation Consultant

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification

College Education

  • AA/AS
  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Plus size mothers
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Melissa Sehlhorst

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Nora Peck

Melissa Sehlhorst is one of the kindest and most gentle people I know, so when it came to choosing a doula, my decision was a very easy one! Melissa assisted me during the birth of both of my sons, Brian and James. She stayed by my side the entire time and supported all my decisions during the labor process. She was my advocate with my doctor, and she worked extremely well in tandem with the nurses attending to me.

She provided emotional and physical support. She helped me by using different breathing techniques, and we made use of the labor ball and warm tub. Melissa massaged my back during back labor and rubbed my feet to provide a lovely distraction during difficult labor.

I cannot say enough good things about how intuitive Melissa is, and how she could predict and interpret my needs to all involved staff. She's one of a kind! If I was still having babies, I would pay to fly her to Illinois so she could attend the birth. 


Posted 11/21/2019

Birth Availability for Melissa Sehlhorst

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Postpartum Availability for Melissa Sehlhorst

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