My name is Melanie Pool. I am a homeschooling, stay at home mama to four children, and Doula. I have had a variety of births from homebirth to hospital, from non-medicated to medicated, so I understand how these different experiences effect mom and baby.
While I have always been fascinated with birth, it has only been since 2010 that I was able to follow the path of assisting women in birth. It has been a profound and life changing experience. I am learning new things about birth every day. Each woman I serve is amazing in her own right, and each has taught me so much about life and the strength of women.
While I believe a non-medicated birth with little intervention generally offers a better outcome for mother and baby, sometimes this is simply not possible. I offer my non-judgemental and unconditional support to each mother I work with, whatever her choices may be. To sum up my birth philosophy and motivation, I believe every woman deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, especially during her childbearing year.
I believe pregnancy and birth is a journey with an ending we can never truly foretell. Yet, during this journey if we find support, take care of ourselves physically and emotionally, then our chances go up tremendously to have the ultimate outcome any pregnant woman wants: healthy mom and baby. Sometimes, women don't get the birth outcome we want. A doula can help you process the experience and move towards healing.
Please contact me to start the beautiful journey of mother and doula.
Check out my profile at Doula Match to find out more about me and read testimonials from some of my clients.