Melanie's Training and Experience:

  • April 2012: Completed “CAPPA Labor Doula Training” with Ruth Kraft, New York, NY
  • June 2012: Completed “H.U.G. Your Baby” Training
  • August 2012: Attended “Breastfeeding for Doulas” with Shirley Malfish, Tarrytown NY
  • October 2012: Completed “CAPPA Postpartum Doula Training” with Jodi Krentzman, Natick, MA
  • March 2013: Completed “HypnoBirthing Support Techniques for Birth Workers” with Johanna D’Aleo, Port Chester, NY
  • August 2013: Became CLD, Certified Labor Doula through Childbirth And Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
  • January 2014: Attended “Rebozo for Labor & Birth” with Gena Kirby, Westchester, NY
  • March 2014: Attended “Spinning Babies” Workshop with Gail Tully, New Rochelle, NY
  • July 2014: Completed American Red Cross “First Aid/CPR/AED” Training, Greenwich, CT
  • February 2015: Attended “When Survivors Give Birth” training with Elizabeth Johnson, Durham, NC
  • June 2015: Became “Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula” through Hypnobabies
  • May 2016: Attended “Breastfeeding for Doulas” with Victoria Facelli, IBCLC, Durham, NC
  • May 2016: Completed “How to Help Families get Evidence Based Care” with Rebecca Dekker
  • May 2016: Attended “LGBTQI Care for Birth Professionals” with Victoria Facelli, Durham, NC
  • August 2016: Completed CAPPA Labor Doula Re-Certification
  • June 2017: Touch for Birth Training with Penny Bussell Stansfield, Durham, NC
  • June 2017: Using the TENS in Labor with Penny Bussell Stansfield, Durham, NC