"Melissa was a wonderful doula and companion for my husband and I before, during, and after my labor with our first child. She took the time to really get to know us and to learn about my birth plan and she even did research on her own time to help better educate us to the point where we really felt prepared for labor. Her enthusiasm and excitement were contagious; before I knew it, I was actually looking forward to giving birth despite how nervous I was originally. My labor was a lengthy one- lasting over a day- and Melissa was there by my side the entire time. I felt calm and collected the entire time, and I attribute much of this to her presence and guidance."