Melissa is such a gift and absolutely AMAZING at what she does! She's everything I could have ever asked for in a doula and so much more! I'm positive you and your family will immediately fall in love with her just like my family did. Throughout my entire pregnancy she showed me such an extraordinary amount of compassion and kindness. Her depth of knowledge for the entire birthing process and all the changes a woman's body goes through (not to mention baby's) is impressive, informative and evidence based. Having her in my corner anchored me and gave me so much more confidence. I was able to trust my body and advocate for myself on a totally new level, especially compared to my 2 previous pregnancies. I immediately felt at ease with Melissa and knew I could fully trust her to support me and guide me with my VBA2C (vaginal birth after 2 cesarean sections). She took the time to get to know me, my history, and how to best support me. On May 7, 2023 I got my successful VBA2C! I know that without Melissa's masterful support, I wouldn't have been able to have such an empowering birthing experience. I was able to go into labor naturally and birthed my baby girl vaginally without the use of an epidural because of Melissa's ability (and my hubby's ;) to keep me calm and centered as I rode the waves of contractions during my labor. Hiring Melissa to be my doula is one of THE best choices I've ever made in my life, especially as a Mother, and I'm so excited for anyone who gets to work with her. You're in such good hands! P.S. She makes incredible brownies (seriously, the best) and banana bread! Oh, and her care packages are swoon worthy!
May 28, 2023