Doula Mellie: A Maternity Lifestyle Expert

From Pregnacy to Motherhood

What Does a Doula Do?

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

Decreased use of analgesia and anesthesia

Lower rates of operative birth

Increased breastfeeding

Increased infant attachment

Decreased postpartum depression

Higher satisfaction of birth experience

Improved self-esteem

Increased likelihood of improved perinatal outcome

Melanie Wachsman

Certified Doula, Yoga Instructor and Maternity Lifestyle Expert
“I am a certified birth and postpartum doula and lactation educator serving Los Angeles, California and surrounding areas. 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.”


Labor is a physical act. In class we work on exercises to build strength and endurance.

We work on exercises to ease the mind in moments of intensity.

It is also a wonderful opportunity for women to create community with other pregnant women.

Breastfeeding and Self Attachment Classes
Breastfeeding Basics Class
Prenatal Yoga Classes
Birth Doula Services
Postpartum Doula Services

“Every woman should experience the privilege of having a doula. It was such a blessing to have had Melanie Wachsman as my doula…”


“Melanie was fantastic both as our birth doula and night doula. She was my rock for many days after the birth of our first child. I don’t know how I would have made it through both without her!!”
“We absolutely adore Melanie!! She is a caring and compassionate doula!!”
“Melanie is an extremely caring and attentive Doula. She was informative and paid special attention to what I wanted my childbirth experience to be.”
Madison Gray

I Look Forward to Hearing from You


Contact me to set up a free consultation and talk about your upcoming birth.

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