Doula Mellie
A partner's presence and loving support in childbirth is comforting and reassuring. A doula's presence can be part of that partnership. Whether on your own or with the support of your partner of choice, a mother can have the best of both worlds at birth: her partner's loving care and attention and the doula's expertise and guidance.

Benefits of a Doula

Medical benefits have been well documented and include:

  • Decreased use of analgesia and anesthesia
  • Lower rates of operative birth
  • Increased breastfeeding
  • Increased infant attachment
  • Decreased postpartum depression
Additional benefits are psychosocial:
  • Higher satisfaction of birth experience
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Increased likelihood of improved perinatal outcome
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About Me

My commitment as a doula is to ensure you have the birth you envision. Whether your path includes meditation, medication or both, you can count on the birth to be what you design for you and your child's birthing experience.

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Melanie Wachsman


"[Melanie] helped ease my anxieties and fears about giving birth, which really allowed me to embrace motherhood in a totally different light. Mel is an awesome doula..."

"I felt I had my ideal birth experience..."

"We absolutely adore Melanie..."

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