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Melanie Holmes

City of Oaks Doula, LLC

Raleigh, NC Service range 35 miles

Birth Fee

$900 to $1300

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $40

Black Doula

Birth Fee

$900 to $1300

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $40

Birth Doula Experience

1 years and 4 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 6 families served

Doula Training

  • ProDoula, March 2023

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 2 to 3 births and 5 to 6 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education



Special Services Offered

  • Childbirth education services
  • Newborn care and parenting classes
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Birth plan, 2 Prenatal Meetings, 24/hr support, Evidence-Based Resources

Service Area

Raleigh, NC Service range 35 miles

Client Testimonials for Melanie Holmes

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Sarah & Jordan


We are so incredibly grateful that we chose to utilize Melanie as our doula for the birth of our first baby! When preparing to meet our son, the initial meetings with Melanie provided us with a helpful framework of what to expect, and she partnered with us to develop a flexible birth plan that outlined our unique needs and wishes. She listened to our desires, helped guide us through the necessary decisions, and was only a text/call away for questions. (WAY better than googling, people!) Melanie shared numerous resources when answering questions, and also provided us with exercises and tips to help physically prepare for labor and delivery.

From the momma: I love my husband, but I could not have done this without the combined support of Melanie as our doula, our L&D nurse and my amazing partner. They constantly reminded me that I was in control and could ask for support however I needed. Melanie always listened very intently and provided both encouragement and physical support. Her counter-pressure and breathing/positioning guidance got me through L&D without needing to utilize an epidural, which was my hope. I appreciated that "healthy momma, healthy baby" was our ultimate goal, but I am so glad that many of my other wishes could be met as well. I magically felt incredibly focused and calm throughout labor, and I will be forever grateful to Melanie! She also follows up regularly after L&D to check in -- I love that, and am confident that she truly cares about our family. :)

From the partner: Prior to Labor/Delivery, meeting with Melanie helped give me peace of mind for what to expect when contractions happened and during active labor. Melanie's support during labor at the hospital allowed me to be in the moment both physically AND emotionally. Thank you, Melanie!

We plan to utilize Melanie again for future births if we are blessed to continue to grow our family!

Birth Availability for Melanie Holmes

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-02-2024

Postpartum Availability for Melanie Holmes

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-02-2024