In this episode of the Catalyst Community Connections Podcast, we discuss what a doula is, what services they provide and who might benefit from hiring a doula for their birth and/or postpartum with Melinda Ferguson, owner, mentor, and doula at Calm & Confident Doula Care.
Through the experience of having her own children, Melinda came to appreciate how overwhelming being a new parent can be. She left a career as an oceanographer and environmental scientist to become a birth and postpartum doula. Melinda loves supporting new families and doulas. She's a DONA Postpartum Doula Trainer, and a DONA Advanced Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula with more than twelve years experience and hundreds of families supported. She especially enjoys working with families experiencing a high risk pregnancy or perinatal mood or anxiety disorder (depression, anxiety, etc.).
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