My name is Melissa and I am a Birth Boot Camp Instructor and Instructor Trainer in Corvallis, Oregon.
My husband, Eli, and I have three beautiful children, Ethan, Lillian and Cora. I have experience with water birth, extended breastfeeding, babywearing and cloth diapering.
During all of my pregnancies I prepared my mind and body through personal study and yoga. Learning what to expect during birth and improving my ability to relax and focus were the keys to making our birth plan a reality. I love giving the knowledge that I learned over to expecting couples so they are able to have their own beautiful birthing experience.
I truly believe the process of childbirth is a life-altering event. Not only do you have a new little miracle, but the experience will change you and the birth story will be with you forever. Do everything you can to prepare yourself and make that story a good one!
Birth Boot Camp really helped prepare, both my husband and I for the natural birth of our daughter. The calming exercises were extremely helpful in making us aware of how much of birth is mental. I really appreciated being able to watch the birth videos and then discuss them in class. Our instructor, Melissa, did a wonderful job leading discussions and answering our questions. She also made us feel welcome even though we were having a hospital birth. She coached us through what to ask, keep an eye out for, and what were good/bad signs throughout our experience with the midwives at the hospital. I would highly recommend Birth Boot Camp to my friends!~First time Mom