Welcome

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

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

Melissa was a dream come true for my husband and I. When we met her for a meet and greet we instantly connected as if we’d known each other for a long time. She provided so much ease, comfort and calmness throughout our process. She is very organized, personable and truly cares about your concerns and needs. My husband and I felt so prepared and supported throughout my pregnancy. It was SO reassuring to have someone to call during labor to guide me through until the hospital, and then swoop in and take control of everything around me so my husband and I could be present together for the arrival of our baby. I truly believe my labour was such a peaceful and empowering experience because of having her by my side. She continued to be there for us after our son was born and would answer phone calls from me crying and overwhelmed at 3am with an upset baby. Having a doula was the best experience and I recommend Melissa to every mom I meet! She is phenominal at what she does! 

Baby Jack