Melissa Danielle helps women make peace with their periods so they can give birth to babies and dreams.
Aloha Darling! I’m so glad you’re here. As a women’s and maternal health coach, massage therapist, and full-spectrum doula, my desire is to help those trying to conceive, pregnant, postpartum, and parenting receive continous and comprehensive care. The more we understand our bodies and our histories, the less fear we bring into the experience. I look forward to being a part of your journey!
How to Prepare Your Body & Life for Pregnancy and Beyond (coming soon)
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Periods, Fertility & Conception
Your menstrual cycle is about much more than getting pregnant or avoiding it. An empowered and satisfying pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum begins with understanding the menstrual cycle and how it affects your overall health. If you’re experiencing PMS, PCOS, heavy flows, pain, acne, and other symptoms, this could influence your experience with conception, pregnancy, and postpartum. If you’re on hormonal birth control and want to come off to prepare your body for pregnancy, you’re invited to schedule a Menstrual Cycle Analysis, where we’ll go over your menstrual health history and recommend next steps.
Become a Surrogate / Gestational Carrier
Are you a healthy mom, 21-35yo who loves being pregnant? If yes, consider giving the gift of family. As a gestational carrier, you’ll help intended parents fulfill their own dreams of starting a family. Melissa Danielle has partnered with Patriot Conceptions to match Surrogates with Intended Parents.
Therapeutic Massage for Fertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum
Melissa Danielle is a licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Hawaii, #MAT15990. Massage sessions are offered in 60 or 80 minute sessions, and can also be combined with prenatal and postpartum support.
Booking for massage is currently unavailable and will resume in late spring/early summer 2020. Click here to view the current special offer. Melissa recommends Carrie Curtis at Hamoea Healing Arts for massage.
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Pregnancy & Postpartum Support
Birthworkers, also known as Doulas, provide nonmedical emotional, physical, and educational support to expectants and their families throughout pregnancy and postpartum. Melissa and her doula partners combine evidence-based education with traditional and indigenous wisdom to provide a well-rounded, informed, and satisfying experience.
Whether you’re birthing at a hospital or at home, a first-time parent or seasoned mama, a doula offers a continuity of care and support that is unmatched in our traditional healthcare paradigm.
Melissa is not currently accepting doula clients at this time. Please contact Jasmine Merritt for doula support in Hawaii and virtually at 808 269 6272 or email essenceofbirth @gmail.com.
Childbirth Education and Postpartum Preparation
Many people plan for pregnancy, but few plan for childbirth, postpartum, and parenting. We’d like to change that. Knowing your choices in childbirth, whether you’re having a physiologic, medicated, or surgical birth is vital in ensuring you have a safe and satisfying birth.
We highly recommend you find a course that resonates with your personality and birth preferences.
Here are the ones we like. They vary by duration and pricing, so please reach out to the coordinators directly with any questions you may have on content. We may receive a commission on your course purchase.
Maternal Wellness for Healthy Periods, Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Parenting
Pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting can take a huge toll on your body and overall well-being. The more we can prepare, the better we can minimize the health concerns and outcomes associated with pregnancy and giving birth, such as trouble conceiving, pregnancy loss, gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, and pelvic pain.
Here are our favorite recommendations for mind-body wellness and preparation for a healthy and satisfying experience.
Oahu Mothercircle Community Birth Support
All expectants and their families deserve access to comprehensive and continuous care and support throughout their pregnancy and parenting journey. We offer several free and low-cost opportunities to learn about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and parenting through our online and in-person group sessions.
Become a Birthworker