"Melinda was a wonderful part of birth experience with our third baby. I had a second VBAC which was non-medicated. My labor and delivery were both quick. Every wish on my birth plan became a reality! I give this credit to Melinda. She has a peaceful, calm, reassuring demeanor. I, of course benefited from this, but so did everyone else, ....hubby, nurses, midwife. This makes all the difference in the world in getting that atmosphere you want at your birth. Melinda saw me through a change in care providers about five weeks before my due date. The obgyn I was seeing had pre-scheduled a C-section "just in case". This made me so nervous and I never saw this coming! Melinda was immediately available to discuss things through and gave us a lot of information. Because of her knowledge, my husband and I were able to make a decision to change providers. The support Melinda gave us was awesome. I felt very empowered and confident going into this birth. What a JOY! Thanks Melinda!" - Susan S.
"I don't think I can explain how much Melinda has helped our family. She was my doula for both of my births.She helped me get through very long labors, make hard choices, and be content with the outcome. Melinda is the only reason I made it through my first birth. With her at my second birth I knew everything would turn out for the best. She is very gentle and kind. She never pushes you to pick one way over another. She is very knowledgeable and has many tricks up her sleeve to help you. Melinda is very selfless, I felt that I was the only one she cared about and she did everything in her power to help me. I can not express how wonderful she is just with words. I will be forever indebted to her, for her kindness, attention and knowledge." -Kathleen S.
"We found Melinda's work to be helpful in so many ways. She was above all else extremely sensitive to the needs of a family as they welcome a child into the world. She balanced professionalism with a warm, loving manner. It was also fun having her around because she really loves what she does! Melinda truly understands and appreciates the process of pregnancy, childbirth and the "babymoon" period. She placed a high value on my (the mother's) needs as well as the needs of my family. Whether it was making sure I had water or playing with my older child, she was willing and able to do it in a way that blended into our family seamlessly." - Molly C.
"Melinda's confidence gave me confidence. Just knowing that she had seen other women through postpartum depression helped me believe that I might be okay too. I highly recommend her to anyone needing a little bit, or a lot of support. She is respectful and strong, and her strength helped me regain mine." -Claire G.

Serving Seattle, North King and South Snohomish Counties with Birth and Postpartum Doula Care

For more information, please contact me at melinda@calmconfidentdoula.com or 425-876-5049.