Headshot of Melissa HaskinsMelissa Haskins, PCD(DONA)

By far, some of the most memorable and rewarding experiences of my life, next to giving birth to my own children and all the blessings that come with that responsibility, have been of supporting and nurturing families through their pregnancies, labors, and into the transition to parenting their newborn. 

I believe that my journey to becoming a doula began at the end of 1986 when I witnessed my sisters first child’s birth. Due to unforeseen circumstances I ended up taking a more active role in her laboring process. With no prior experience, instinct kicked into high gear. That first encounter changed the trajectory of my life and the work I pursued.
My birth support naturally segwayed into becoming a certified postpartum doula in 2005. Providing families with much needed nurturing and useful resources after bringing their baby/ies home and watching  families thrive from getting vital care has become my primary focus as a doula. 
I feel deeply honored caring for new families as they learn to navigate their new role as parents. Supporting and nurturing families is a passion and something I’m incredibly proud of.