Melissa Carrick, Birth Doula, Placenta Specialist, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor
It is Melissa’s passion to see and assist others’ in their journeys. Her intention is for families to feel informed, safe, supported and respected in their choices and experiences. From hospitals, home, or the birthing center; to natural, medicated, or cesarean, she is comfortable adapting to the environment of the families she is supporting. Her philosophy is that “If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any…you don’t know what you don’t know.” Melissa’s goal is to support families by sharing the physical, emotional, informational, and practical tools to build the birth experience unique to each family. To help her clients prepare, she prioritizes transforming (or eliminating fear), building a fierce confidence and trust in the process, and developing a healthy intuition.
Melissa is a certified birth doula and placenta specialist, specializing in encapsulation, tinctures, birth art, and keepsakes. Her experience combines 12 years in the medical field as a surgical technologist, massage therapy, reflexology, essential oils, and yoga instruction. She is the owner of her own business Wellness Within and believes that everything that we need already exists inside ourselves. Strength and wisdom are innate within all of us.