Testimonials from Mothers
"She was so wonderful to deal with. She is open and receptive to whatever choices a mother makes. She was always knowledgeable in any topic I wanted to discuss when it came to pregnancy and birth. Melissa recommended excellent pre-delivery reading, and answered my many questions before and after the birth. My husband was given plenty of space and supportive guidance and it was wonderful that he was included (unlike my hospital birth)! Melissa coached him as well. We felt much more like a team for our second child, and that was thanks to Melissa. It was a beautiful experience."
-Danielle (Second time Mama)
"What can I say about having Melissa as my doula that will even start to explain how she guided us through the life changing experience of having our first child? Not only is she a friend, but a total professional who had to keep me calm through the most stressful event I've ever experienced. After the birth of our son via emergency c-section, and subsequent transport and immediate surgery an hour away at a specialty hospital, Melissa never left my side until I was released to go and join Aleks and my husband 2 days later. Totally above and beyond what was ever expected of her. I would never consider giving birth without her again!"
"Melissa's unique blend of strength, comfort, humour and knowledge, helped me to remain calm and focused during my labor and delivery. She was a calming force for me. She held my hand and coached me through birth. She was calm and collected and she knew when to be firm with me. Her soothing massage and different position suggestions were critical for pain management. Being a mother herself, she knew exactly where it hurt and what language to use with me."
Testimonials from a Fathers Point of View!
" I can't express how much I think you rock. Meg and I both said it was almost like having our sister with us through this. You are a credit to your profession and an amazing person and we wouldn't have wanted our birth any different. We owe you a huge debt of gratitude and will tell anybody who will listen what a great person and most of all doula you are. Thanks for sharing that crazy time with us"
-J.S (proud Papa)
"From a fathers perspective, having Melissa present allowed me the opportunity to focus my attention completely on my wife and not what the doctors or nurses were doing. I felt relieved to have someone else present that was "in our corner" and looking out for the best interests of my family. She is incredibly knowledgeable and would offer advice in specific scenarios that would make the birthing process easier on my wife - from the less common to the common. Finally, she offered her time unconditionally making herself available at "the drop of a hat" for questions, or concerns - it was an incredible experience and I can't thank her enough!"
- Adrian (father of 2)