My name is Melissa Bailey and I am a DONA International trained Doula. I serve all types of families primarily throughout Durham, Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Hillsborough and Fayetteville areas. I have been a Doula for 10 years and have attended close to 400 births. Supporting a woman while she births a child into the world is one of the most amazing things! Birth is my passion. It feeds my soul!
Having a solid support system surrounding you during pregnancy, labor and postpartum is so important.. I provide unwavering encouragement, support, and guidance throughout your pregnancy, birth & postpartum. I am not only there to support mom but I am also there to support their partners because what many don’t realize is that the partners have a birth experience that they have within them too and I want to help facilitate that so that both mom and partner are left looking back at their birth and smiling!
Specializing in VBAC’s (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean), LGBTQ Births, Plus Size Births, Multiples Births, First Time Births, Natural/Un-Medicated Births as well as Medicated Births and Water Births. I have a plethora of experience attending births in a Hospital, Birthing Center and Home Birth setting. Also offering pain & comfort support through using Rebozo Techniques, Acupressure and Massage.
- DONA International Trained Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula
- Rebozo Certified
- Plus Size Birth Specialist
- Bengkung Belly Binding Certified
- Childbirth Education (private and public classes)
- Birth Journey Instructor
I believe that every woman should have a Doula if she so chooses and it is because of that reason that I never turn anyone away. I offer sliding scales and payment plans. I would love to speak with you further about your needs and how best I can assist you on this amazing and phenomenal journey!