Phone: (705) 325-5765
Birth Fee: $900 to $1250
Fee Details: Cost varies according to service package purchased. Please see website for more info.
Birth Doula Experience: 7 years and 35 births attended
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 0 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Melissa is a Certified Birth Doul and mother of three. She has been a Doula for 7 years, served on the Board of Directors as the Events Co-ordinator for DoulaCARE, a member of The Doula Group and a Certified Birth Doula with DONA International. Melissa has a passion for protecting the birth experience, it is not only the birth of the child, but also the mother, and consequently the family. Melissa is also a breast feeding advocate with plans to go on to become a Lactation Consultant. As the Owner of Bellies of Bambinos, she strives to expose new, and soon to be, parents to their holistic and natural alternatives.
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Orillia, ON
I am very happy to receive this request. I would have written one anyway because I'm excited and happy to share that I got the birth I wanted and the birth that redeemed my previous unnecessary section. I have a happy, healthy infant who is breast feeding like a champ and a husband who is grateful we had Melissa at our labour and delivery. Melissa protected my goals and desires in the hospital. Because I'm considered 'high risk' I had to birth in the hospital. At the hospital it was Melissa's face and Melissa's voice that I looked for for reassurance and confidence. She got me through the longest and the quickest and the hardest four hours of my life and my husband was able to hold my hand and witness everything. Our little boy was born naturally and unmedicated and we are both over the moon that we got to experience this, all thanks to Melissas guidance in my opinion. She met with us several times prior to labour and made sure she understood what I wanted and needed. She was and still is a wealth of information and resources. I wish every woman got to have a better birth experience and work with a doula, specifically Melissa in our area. I'm so glad and grateful to have found her and that she was available. My birth plan was followed and respected and I have a better relationship with my body and have bonded well with my new baby as a result. I'm also sure that healing has been quicker because of Melissa's advice. The best feeling is having a pro doula husband after having to convince him and decide that I was hiring a doula anyway. He's now entirely convinced and supportive and would recommend Melissa as well.
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