Testimonial for Melanie Smith

In our search for a doula, we interviewed several and were so happy we chose to work with Melanie. As first time parents, we weren't sure what to expect from the birth experience and wanted the support and expertise of someone who had done this before. Melanie was the right match for us because she is professional and compassionate. She cares about her clients and is completely available to answer questions. On the day of the labor, she was our rock. She not only helped me go through labor, but made sure to keep my husband engaged in the process. She knew how to suggest things to us in a supportive and informative way. My labor was about 30 hours long and she was there from beginning to end...which was amazing! She is calm, reassuring, and pretty much does whatever you need her to do with a very relaxed and supportive attitude. I had pretty bad pain in my lower back all throughout my labor and the only thing that made it feel better was strong pressure applied to my lower back. Melanie and my husband took turns applying presssure. She also had several other tools to help me get through the labor pains. Not only was she great on the day of labor, she  also provided a tremendous amount of support prior to and after birth. Her support, encouragement and counsel after birth meant the world to me. Being a new mom can be confusing, frustrating and exhuasting. Melanie was there for us in so many ways and continued to follow up months after my delivery. I highly recommend Melanie if you are looking for a doula who is compassionate and caring, while also being strong and confident.

-Aggie Afarinesh

July 26, 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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