Hi, my name is Melissa Montoya and I am a Birth Doula and Lactation consultant.
I have a skill set and knowledge base acquired from 20 years of self study, professional education, and bedside experience to be able to guide you to educate yourself, create space for you to make choices, and support your decisions, whatever they may be.
As a Doula, I honor your journey and support you in your pregnancy, childbirth and parenting decisions.
I work to respect and protect families in their most vulnerable and sacred state while they labor to bring children here. I act in a supportive role in the greeting of a new child, whether that child is a firstborn or a completion of the family. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, I take special interest in the earliest feedings of babies to help prevent complications later.
I have cared for all kinds of families in home, birth center, and hospital settings. I have experience supporting families with unmedicated, medicated, induced, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cesarean birth. I am the wife of an amazingly supportive husband, mother of 3 children (2 adults and a teen), a homebirth veteran, and am very pleased to be able to offer my services without the constraints of institutional demands.
I work for you. I do not work for your care provider. I do not work for the facility where you choose to give birth. I work for you. I can help you have the birth and parenting experience that you desire.
Melissa Montoya RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC Lactation Consultant & Birth Doula 801-618-6574 firstname.lastname@example.org