Thank You and Farewell from Doula Mel

Well folks, after 7 years and nearly 400 births the time has come for me to move on from the world of birth – at least, from the world of being a birth doula. 

I can not possibly express how incredible these years have been, how precious the memories I take with me are, and how unbelievably blessed and grateful I feel to have been with every single family that has welcomed me into their lives. I care very, very deeply about each and every one of you and am deeply thankful to have travelled your unique paths by your sides. 

Over the next two years I will be taking a break from attending births, and then I will be applying to nursing school with the goal of becoming a labour and delivery nurse, specializing in high risk obstetrics.  While I will miss the intensely personal relationship I am able to form with my clients as a birth doula, I feel strongly that this is the right road to take and I am extremely excited about getting started! 

I am also thrilled to say that Elite Doula Group Inc. will be working closely with me throughout the transition period and going forward. I’m certainly not turning into a cloud of confetti and blowing away in the wind! I will be taking on a very small number of births over the next several years as an independent contractor through Elite Doula Group. 

I am very comfortable referring ANYONE – past client or current inquiries – to Elite Doula Group. The professionalism, heart, and values of the owners and each doula under their banner is well aligned with my own. DONA International has always stood by the concept of “A Doula for Every Person Who Wants One” and there is certainly a match to be found for every family in the doulas of Elite Doula Group. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times over for the outrageously incredible experiences I have had with you all. 

As always, I genuinely wish you nothing but the very best for your births and beyond. 


Doula Mel