MAMA WARRIOR DOULA
Birth Doula Services and Support
*All photos belong to me and are from births I have attended and taken by me, unless otherwise noted. They are not to be used without permission.
Meet Melissa of Mama Warrior Doula
Melissa Duenas: Certified Birth Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Childbirth Education,
HypnoBirthing Instructor, Rebozo Certified, Neonatal Resuscitation Certified, Midwifery Assistant, Reiki Practitioner,
and Founder of the only doula collaborative in New England, Birth Tribe LLC.
Through love, logic, education, advocation and a little bit of trust in the universe, I help clients achieve powerful birth experiences that will impact them for years to come. I don't believe in a healthy baby being the only end goal, but a mentally well and supported parent being my top priority.
I am an indigenous woman who brings a bit of my culture into all of the things that I do. I have 3 wonderful sons who range in age from 5 to 12 years. They keep me on my toes for sure. My spouse and I enjoy traveling, food experiences, hosting friends and family, as well as being active and giving back to our local community. I am passionate about supporting other female owned businesses.
I have attended over 300 births in home, hospitals and birth centers. I have attended 79 VBAC's, including VBA2C & VBA3C with 89% of those resulting in vaginal births. I have supported 41 families welcome their twins vaginally, and 93% of my clients have achieved the types of births they set out to achieve. I have a background in psychology and a passion working with those who have a history in anxiety or are facing high risk pregnancies and might need extra emotional support. Feel free to poke around and contact me with any questions you might have.
HERE FOR YOU
After beginning our relationship with a meet and greet, as your birth doula I am committed to your health and the wellbeing of your growing family, available whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy as well as after giving birth. I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support, and answer any and all questions you may have.
CENTRAL CT HYPNOBIRTHING
I am also a HypnoBirthing® Instructor and the owner of Central CT HypnoBirthing®. I bring a unique perspective to those who are choosing this path. I can teach these classes separate or as part of a doula package at a discount.