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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 kinder 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.

*COVID-19 Response*

We are still here for all of our current and future clients and have adjusted our services accordingly, providing remote prenatal visits, classes and virtual doula support customized to meet your needs. 

Once restrictions are lifted we will resume our regular in-person support.

In the meantime, however, you and your partner need us now more than ever to inform you on current restrictions, calm your fears, and to empower you both to know that you can do this (even without us there in person – if not allowed at the time you give birth).  We will still have your back and provide you with the care and support you need every step of the way.  You don’t have to do this alone!

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 met Melissa and knew instantly we wanted her as our Doula. Calm, experienced and so supportive of our wishes. Any questions we had either she had an answer or knew where to direct us to find the answer. Though I rocked my vbac, it would not have been the same positive journey without Melissa. Her support, gentle guideance,  and knowledge filled any and all gaps that we had and allowed for a smooth and amazing journey. My husband and I can’t say enought positive things about her services and not only highly recommend but would instantly contact her again should we ever need Doula services. 

Baby Adelaide