As an experienced doula, Melissa knows how important it is for parents to have a knowledgeable support person who is familiar with pregnancy, birth, and newborns.  The guidance and encouragement Melissa provides as a doula allows her clients to feel confident in themselves.  She loves to assist women through balancing education, physical comfort techniques, and emotional support, and truly listens to her client's needs.  She empowers women to find their confidence so they can decide what is best for themselves throughout their journey of pregnancy, birth, and as a parent.



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Melissa completed Birth & Postpartum certification training through DONA in 2001 and has completed additional training through DONA, CAPPA, and ProDoula.  She is currently cross-certifying through Birth Arts International.  She is completing her postpartum doula cross certification and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist certification through IPPA .  Melissa began her journey in birth work in 1999 when her first pregnancy awakened an intense interest in the miraculous process of pregnancy and childbirth.  In 2000, she experienced a very traumatic birth and the loss of her first baby.  Through her healing she developed the desire to support new parents and to make sure all parents had access to evidence-based information so that they could make informed choices for their care and birth.  This journey led her to become a doula and start A Mother's Touch in 2002.  Melissa loves to share her knowledge and excitement with expectant mothers in the Central Valley of California, and guide them to build a supportive birth team.

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