In my professional career, I have mentored thousands of families but my real journey, the journey that has led me here, was becoming a parent myself. When I had my first child, almost 20 years ago, I was like most new mothers, filled with optimism at how wonderful this journey would be. I was not prepared for the challenges that lay ahead and how those would make me feel. I certainly was most unprepared for the profound effect these challenges and confusing feelings would have on my own mental health and identity as a person.
Why I Do What I Do…
I strongly believe that every woman should have the information, and be supported in their decisions, to experience birth and motherhood in a way that they choose. I hope to support women, and advocate their individual decisions on what they feel is best for them, and their families, based on their personal circumstances and the information available.
When a woman feels empowered in her birth experience, and has continuity of care during her transition to motherhood, this has a positive impact on her health and well-being – as well as on her relationship with her baby.
My dream and vision for All Things Birth & Beyond is to provide a safe & trusted organisation for parents to access any service that they could possibly want or need. Having a baby is about so much more than just Labour & Birth, & there are many moments along the journey where support can make all the difference. Keep reading & get to know my incredible team…
Meet The Team…
INFORMED + SUPPORTED = EMPOWERED
We highly recommend Melody. She is an incredible doula who genuinely cares for others and wants to help families to have their wishes for their pregnancy and birth become a reality.
I truly believe [Mel] played a massive part in helping me have one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It was just incredible and I don’t think that would have been possible without you. Your work is amazing – THANK YOU!!
We feel very fortunate that Mel was our doula and recommend her to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, reliable, friendly and positive support person for your antenatal, birth or post‐natal care.
I would highly recommend Mel as she is a kind, caring and supportive person, who’s knowledge I found to be very useful throughout. She made me feel like she was there any time for questions I had about Albert and what I should and shouldn’t be doing!