Testimonial for Melissa Johnson VIRTUAL AND IN PERSON SUPPORT

Book Melissa, just do it. I promise you, book Melissa! I originally thought "plenty of women have babies without doulas, why pay for someone when nurses will help me?". Well, as a first time mom who had a completely natural birth, I can attest to the absolute magic that Melissa provided. Melissa was beyond supportive and helpful for months before my delivery date, helping me become more comfortable with the birthing process before delivery day. She was responsive to panicked text messages, she accompanied me to my first chiropractor appointment, and she made multiple house visits to meet with my husband and I. The support, encouragement, and stability she provided so much more than I ever expected; it made a huge difference in how I approached labor. I went into labor a few days before my due date and Melissa happened to be out of town. Despite being out of town, she had a back-up doula in place (who was also incredible!!!) AND she had a satellite phone that she was able to check messages on and learn that I had gone into labor. That woman left her vacationing family and made it to Boise before we went to the hospital. I arrived at the hospital at 8cm dilated. Without her and her back-up doula, their care, their support, and their encouragement I would have never been able to have a natural birth. At the hospital, Melissa made sure doctors followed my birth plan, she talked me through contractions and how to push, she was encouraging and reassuring throughout the process, and she helped my newborn latch for the first time. I will book her for every future child I have, recommend her to every mom-to-be I know, and encourage anyone who's reading this to know she is the most powerful labor coach you could ask for. I'm now 5 months out and I still stay in touch with Melissa; I consider her a dear friend that I can always turn to for advice. If you're on the fence about a doula, but you want a natural birth, or to labor at home, book Melissa. She's amazing!

-Erin

January 19, 2024

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