Melissa Danielle offers a whole person approach to preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum as an integrative women’s and maternal health coach and full spectrum doula. Health coaching offers holistic guidance on all the areas that supports one’s health and well-being, with an emphasis on cultivating personal responsibility for one’s wellness goals.
A full spectrum doula supports the whole journey towards parenthood: fertility, conception, pregnancy, surrogacy, adoption, abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, labor, postpartum, parenting.
Melissa Danielle invites those considering, expecting, adopting, and postpartum to pursue an embodied and integrated approach to making babies and entering parenthood.
Melissa is available throughout the entire state of Hawaii as well as virtually. Limited in-person services are available to residents of Los Angeles, San Diego, the Bay Area, Austin, Dallas, and New York State.
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I offer support for and with
- expectants 35 and wiser
- plus size birth
- fertility challenges such as PCOS
- ensuring you and your partner (if you have one) are on the same page regarding birth outcomes and postpartum
- communicating your concerns and desires with your primary care / obstretrics / perinatal providers
- choosing the foods, supplements, and physical activity that will help you feel your best
- establishing birth and postpartum preferences
- identifying and referring you to additional professional support, i.e. physical therapy, mental health, when necessary
- creating mindful movement practices
- setting up your home environment for a new baby
- preparing for parental leave as an employee or business owner
- building your support network
- money matters
- and more
How to Work With Me
I offer therapeutic massage, maternal health coaching, and maternal support packages. For doula services, it is highly recommended that you interview with at least 2 other doulas before deciding on your birth support partner. All clients are required to complete a childbirth preparation course as a condition of working with me. I recommend the online courses Birthing Better and Pain to Power Childbirth. If you purchase either course through those links, you can deduct 20% from your birth support package. On Oahu, check out Maluhia Mama Hypnobirthing.
At this time, I am only assisting births on the Windward side. All in-person appointments take place in Kailua, Oahu.
Maternal Health Coaching & Postpartum Planning | Sliding scale $150-75/session, up to 2 hours
As an integrative women’s health coach, I offer tailored guidance for those who want to get the best start possible as they are trying to conceive, expecting (whether biologically, surrogate, or adopting), and postpartum. During this session, we can discuss your choices in childbirth, birth preferences, comfort measures during pregnancy, birth, adoption, fostering, and surrogacy, and postpartum, postpartum planning, nutrition and fitness for conception, pregnancy, and postpartum, or whatever comes up for you during your journey.
Can be booked in-person or online
In-home Postpartum Support | 4 hours | $250
Postpartum support includes comfort measures, light housekeeping, meal planning, basic lactation support, and resource and resiliency building for parents. Click here for services that can be provided during postpartum visits. For overnight postpartum support, contact Courtney Caranguian, Shannon Bennett, Krystle Niemela, or Best Birth Hawaii.
Full Spectrum Maternal Support | $500-250 a month + $650 for on-call labor support from week 36 until birth
Full Spectrum Maternal Support offers continuity of care for wherever you are in your parenting journey. This package includes two massages (can book one for your partner) and one prenatal session each month until you give birth. You’ll also receive access to my private online community.
Fourth Trimester Support | 90-minute postpartum planning session plus 40 hours over three months | Sliding scale $2000-1800
We will create your postpartum plan for recovery and support, then develop a schedule and system around that plan for the three months following birth.
Community Birth Support | $650 for labor support ONLY, sliding scale $75-35 for group prenatal sessions
Community Birth Support has the double benefit of easing doula costs while inviting expectants to build community with other parents who will be giving birth around the same time while learning the skills needed to prepare for childbirth and postpartum. Click here for more details.
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
CAPPA Labor Doula (Women Honoring Women)
CAPPA Childbirth Educator (Women Honoring Women)
Bebo Mia Maternal Support Practitioner
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (Nneka Hall)
Therapeutic & Specialty Massage (Kapi’olani Community College)
Hawaiian Massage for Pregnancy (Hamoea Healing Arts)
American Heart Association Infant, Child, and Adult CPR/First Aid Certification