When I was looking for a doula to support my plan for an unmedicated birth at a birth center, I was hoping for someone who would help me feel at ease and Melissa was the best person for the job!
She is knowledgeable in trauma informed care, and sensitive to anxieties and other less than ideal feelings that may be present during your prenatal prep as well as during labor. With her help and guidance I was able to feel more empowered and to work through my mental state in order to be strong enough to feel like I could handle my labor. During labor, she was a constant calming presence, and with her there holding my hand and reminding me to breathe deeply during the intensity, I was able to come down from times during the birth when I was feeling like it was getting to be too much and I couldn't do it. We had our healthy baby girl and having Melissa there was so vital in keeping me going through the hard parts of the birth. I'm so glad Melissa was there and I recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone who is thinking about having a doula at their birth <3 Thank you again Melissa!
October 04, 2023