Testimonial for Melanie Smith

Although there are several Doulas in Orange County, I am so blessed that my path led me straight to the most amazing one this world has to offer.. Melanie. I was referred to contact her by my OBGYN, after he heard that I was hoping to have a natural labor. Before I called her I thought I would be interviewing several Doulas before I found "the one". Immediately when she answered, I felt the passion and love that she had to offer and knew I did not have to look any further.

After meeting with Melanie, she was ALWAYS there for me. As a first time mom, I know I had many questions and needed resources. Not once did she make me feel like i was bothering her. I'm so thankful for the late night texts and calls that she was able to quickly answer. When the BIG day came, we called Melanie to join us in laboring at our home. She knew exactly what I needed in order to get through each contraction.  I didn't have the best nurses at the hospital, they were so brief and didn't explain my options well to me. When it came to making decisions, Melanie would take the time to better explain my options when they would leave. I honestly believe I would have ended in a C Section if it wasn't for the clarification and the time Melanie took to explain my options. Although my labor was 35 hours, I had a healthy baby boy.. vaginally.

Thank you Melanie for everything that you did for us. Thank you for not giving up on me even when I wanted to give up on myself. Thank you Melanie, for simply being you and for becoming a doula. Your compassion and love to empower women during labor is so personalized and truly heartfelt. We hope that you continue to touch the hearts and lives of many women so that they can experience the beautiful benefit of having you there. Thank you for being our doula, we look forward to your services for baby number 2!

(read full review on Yelp/Facebook.. had to shorten original due to word count)

-Mia Aylin Peñaloza

July 08, 2017

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Melanie Smith

Modern Roots Birth and Mothering

Birth Fee: $2500 to $4500

Postpartum Rate: $60 to $95

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Updated 5/6/2024

Birth Fee: $2500 to $4500

Postpartum Rate: $60 to $95

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Updated 5/6/2024

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