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My name is Milly Friedman. I have been a Personal Fitness Trainer, Nutrition Coach and Business Owner for over 11 years. I have always been an advocate for woman’s strength. As a Momma to my active preschooler Adeline Mae, I have experienced the transition of Motherhood, one of life’s greatest adventures. Becoming a Doula has allowed me to follow my passion to serve women through this great triumph of their lives, Pregnancy and Childbirth. Beginning at baby’s conception a woman begins to experience her body in an beautiful, incomprehensible way. Each pregnancy and birth has its own unique circumstance and individualised experience. My knowledge of anatomy and physiology allows me to support them through their transformation with consistent, continuous physical and emotional support.

How a Person experiences birth matters.

Certifications:

  • Certified Spinning Babies Parent Educator
  • DONA International Trained Birth Doula 
  • Certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula 
  • MATRONA Certified Holistic Doula
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer & Nutrition Coach 

I am partnered with a collective of Doulas and Birth Professionals more information here https://www.villagebirthcollective.ca

I am writing this letter to recognize the great appreciation and acknowledgement I would like to give to Melissa for her hard work. Melissa loves to teach and share her passion about the role of a doula. She has volunteered her time this year since September she would come twice a month to share her expertise. She is passionate and driven and assures to always to acknowledge the importance of collaboration in a multi-disciplinary team and how we all work together to ensure best outcome for clients. I teach third and fourth year nursing students and they always provide feedback on how astonishing her presentation is. As students they are not clear on the defined role of doulas and midwives so Melissa clearly identifies that to them. She is compassionate I have seen her in her role as a doula support with her families she demonstrates a love and is so caring with her families. She is respectful and devoted to assuring that the patient is receiving the highest quality of care. I cannot say enough on how wonderful she has been to work with. If you need any further recommendations I would be happy to do so. Please contact me directly if needed.

Thank you,

Tamara Irwin RN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing 

Clinical Instructor for University of Alberta 

University of Alberta Nursing

We were third time around parents so the nuances of the birthing room were not foreign to us. We had endured two very different yet difficult and traumatic labours in the past so with our third child we knew instantly we wanted the support of a doula this time. Melissa came to us under very unique circumstances and went entirely above and beyond our expectations in her role as our doula. She was extremely attentive, present and supportive for our labour. Her vast knowledge base and experience provided us with the right support to facilitate a positive VBAC. She is absolutely a dream to work with and we highly recommended Melissa to provide you with any and all support you may need for your pregnancy and birthing needs.

Kelly Family Testimonial