Melinda is a seasoned doula in birth and postpartum care and leader in our birth community. A doula since 2004, she has supported more than 200 families in birth, and 75 as postpartum doula, throughout the Greater Seattle area. She has trained hundreds of postpartum doulas both at Simkin Center and around the country. Melinda enjoys mentoring new doulas and new families. She has extended training in supporting survivors of abuse, anxiety and depression, breastfeeding and positions and activities for labor progress. Melinda carries certification with DONA, PALS and NAPS Doulas. She is the Owner of Calm and Confident Doula Care, LLC, a local doula agency.