Connected Journey Doula and Counselling Service
My name is Melissa Russell and I am a Doula, Childbirth Educator and Social Worker.
I offer a range of services for pregnancy, birth and parenthood including Doula support, childbirth education, birth hypnosis as well as birth debriefing.
I am located in Berwick and service Melbourne (predominately the South East, Eastern and Bayside suburbs including Dandenong Ranges) as well as the Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and Gippsland/Latrobe Valley regions.
The journey of parenthood is time of profound transition, whether you are at the beginning of this journey or have been travelling this path for many years. Throughout this process you need to trust your instincts and utilise your inner knowledge as this can become lost in a mountain of choices and information you have access to.
As a Doula, I am hired directly by you to provide nurturing, encouraging and supportive care to enable you to find your own path and feel empowered in your birthing journey. With additional
qualifications in breastfeeding support and a background in
social work I offer unique and tailored support.
"... I highly recommend Melissa, she is warm, compassionate and knowledgeable, a truly gifted birth support partner".
"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers - strong, confident, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength" - Barbara Katz Rothman