Melanie is a mother of 4, and a certified nurse midwife with 30 years of experience in the home, hospital and birth center deliveries. Melanie has led workshops and classes on many aspects of becoming a parent including pre-conception counseling, pregnancy stages, labor coping methods, breastfeeding and postpartum support. Melanie provides guidance through the maze of choices available when choosing a prenatal care provider and your options of childbirth facilities. She believes in empowering women and their partners with unbiased information that can lead to an informed choice creating confidence and a sense of peace while navigating your journey to parenthood. Melanie is passionate about creating a positive attitude around body image, the birth process, being confident about one’s personal choices and ultimately discovering one’s inner strength.