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Melissa is also a certified doula and doula trainer

the story of my path to birth

Area of practice: Springville, UT
Travel range: 90 miles
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Phone: 801-362-0982

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Birth Fee: $850

Fee Details: My fees include one to two prenatal visits, the entire birth beginning when you feel you need me and one to two postpartum visits. My fees also include one to two more doulas as apprentices at your request and 24-hour access to me via phone and/or email upon hire.

Birth Doula Experience: 19 years and 340 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA (DONA International)

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends ALL hospital, birth center, and home births

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Community School of Midwifery Certified Childbirth Educator

Other Relevant Certifications

  • DONA International - Birth Doula Trainer
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Over 40
  • VBAC
  • Home Birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • LGBTQ Families
  • Prematurity
  • Twins
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Cesarean birth
  • Waterbirth
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma

Special Services Offered

  • Parenting consulting
  • Babywearing education
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Past board member MamaBaby Haiti, current board member Naturopaths Without Borders, CEO and co-founder of The Community School of Midwifery

Melissa has worked with hundreds of expectant parents and students over the course of nearly 20 years in the field of childbirth as an Internationally Certified Doula and Doula Trainer with DONA International, and in the capacity of childbirth educator and student midwife. Melissa sits on the board of a Haitian non-profit humanitarian organization called Naturopaths Without Borders, and regularly travels to third world countries to work with local midwives and pregnant and birthing women.

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Melissa Chappell
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