Testimonial for Melissa F. Haley (they/she)

I was due to give birth in Feb 2022 and at the time, my hospital was only allowing one personal guest (my husband) and one professional guest (a doula). As my mother was not allowed there for the birth, I felt I needed a comforting female presence during an event so uniquely feminine. 

A friend referred me to Melissa, and from the very first time meeting her, she created an atmosphere of inclusivity, openness, and teamwork between me, my husband, and herself. She made us feel comfortable asking questions, provided science based answers and recommendations, and also very open to alternative medicine as we wanted. 

I knew I wanted to try for a low intervention hospital birth. Melissa provided a TENS unit for pain modulation which I used every contraction until I was ready to push. She met us at the hospital, helped my family with waiting and logistics, created a comfortable atmosphere for my labor, and provided helpful tips and advice throughout the entire process. After my daughter was brought into this world, she stayed by my side holding my hand as they stitched me up, and even helped clean me as baby girl pooped all over me as she came out lol

One of my favorite parts of having Melissa as my doula was the debrief we had around 4 weeks postpartum. She kept notes about things I had completely forgotten during the labor and delivery process. It was helpful to understand how I deal with pain/stress, how my husband and I work together as a team, and to process just how amazing the birthing journey truly is. 

I was able to have the birthing experience that I wanted in large part to the guidance and support from Melissa. Looking back on my pregnancy, labor, and delivery, I have nothing but empowered and positive memories about the experience. My husband and I relied on Melissa every step of the way and I honestly can not imagine going through that journey with anyone else!

-Paige

May 26, 2022

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Melissa F. Haley (they/she)

M.Ed., CD, CBE @wyld_garden

Birth Fee: $275 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $35

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Updated 4/22/2024

Birth Fee: $275 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $35

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Updated 4/22/2024

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