Born at home in Dallas by a Midwife, Melissa was inspired to pursue women’s health by her own mother’s birth experience. After attending Montessori education, followed by high school at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; she pursued a degree in nursing at Texas Women’s University and quickly found her calling as a labor and delivery nurse. It wasn’t until Melissa was exposed to North Dallas Doula Associates in a hospital labor space that she began to explore the idea of joining her medical expertise with her love of the natural and holistic side of healthcare. Melissa is a master in nonjudgmental support and believes that every woman’s birth journey unfolds differently and intentionally. She is passionate about the mind body connection and is well versed and trained in meditation, relaxation & visualization. Her soft spoken, direct, and calming voice is an amazing addition to any birth space.
In addition to birth doula services, Melissa offers one on one visualization and relaxation sessions, breathing and relaxation classes, and mindful birth coaching consultations.
Melissa lives in Dallas with her husband, 2 dogs, a cat & a bird. She finds joy in making art, visiting museums, reading, gardening, cooking “clean”, taking new classes at the gym, and biking around White Rock Lake.