Hi, I'm Melanie. And I'm really glad you're here!
When I started on my amazing birth journey, I knew I wanted to have a natural birth. My mother had two unmedicated births both with midwives, one was a hospital birth and the other was a planned home birth. So growing up hearing her share her birth stories and beliefs about how birth is a natural physiological process, definitely impacted me and my decision to strive for the same experience for my own births.
At the beginning of my pregnancy, my husband and I had relocated to a small town in Southwest Texas for his job. I also suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum for most of my pregnancy, which made it difficult to find a mother-friendly care provider. Thankfully we finally found the San Antonio Birth Center. The midwives were so supportive and offered amazing guidance in helping me regain my health and strength back.
We also took a natural childbirth class and hired a doula which were also instrumental in preparing us for a natural birth. Our son's birth was a natural water birth that was such an empowering moment in my life that I will never forget.
After our son was born, I became interested in living a more natural lifestyle and was introduced to Young Living Essential Oils through our chiropractor, Dodge Family Chiropractic. Using essential oils and products from Young Living has really changed our lives for the better and I love empowering others to achieve their wellness goals.
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of North Texas. My experience includes water birth, extended breastfeeding, essential oils, baby-led weaning, babywearing, and cloth diapering. My birth journey has led me where I am today, educating and empowering others to live more naturally minded lives and to have their own amazing birth journeys. I teach Birth Boot Camp childbirth classes in Austin and Lakeway, Tx.