Testimonial for Melissa F. Haley (they/she)

Words can barely describe the perfection that was my experience with Melissa! I specifically searched for a doula that was queer-affirming, and it took me a few tries and frustrating conversations before I found Melissa. Look no further if you want affirming and supportive care... not just care, a special relationship for this special time in your life. 

As a first time pregnant person and parent, I was put at ease during my first consultation with Melissa. They have a calm and open energy, and with their lack of judgment along with pearls of wisdom naturally sprinkled in our conversation, I knew I'd be in good hands.

Melissa brought so many cool educational tools to our prenatal visits! From a model pelvis and baby to show what's happening during birth, to showing me how to use all three different types of baby carriers I was gifted, to SO much info about birth... the list goes on. It was comforting to learn so much about our bodies and birthing, to prepare my mind and body, to share with Melissa what support I think I'd need, and to learn about all the options and choices that are mine; not those of the medical provider.

Cut to... labor! I'm still anxious even thinking about labor, but Melissa made it more bearable. They were also there providing full support during my 4 hours of pushing at the hospital, and the midwives and staff loved working with them, even asking Melissa for advice at one point!

Clearly, I could go on and on. But when someone you find for pregnancy and birth support feels like family, you know you've won the jackpot. 

Final thought: Unless your spouse or your parent is an actual doula... they are NOT doulas. Get Melissa.

-Renee

February 09, 2023

a photo from Melissa F. Haley (they/she)

Melissa F. Haley (they/she)

M.Ed., CD, CBE @wyld_garden

Birth Fee: $275 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $35

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Updated 4/19/2024

Birth Fee: $275 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $35

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Updated 4/19/2024

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