Author: Melissa Davies

I am an Aussie transplant to North Central Washington. I have 4 wonderful boys and 1 wonderful husband. I am a doula and I love supporting and educating on all things birth related.

A doula explains placenta encapsulation

When I first heard about placenta encapsulation, I was skeptical. It sounded gross and weird. When I was pregnant with my fourth child my doula friend told me that ingesting some placenta could help the uterus to contract — reducing blood loss and balance my mood. Really? I’d had a small postpartum hemorrhage with two […]

Celebrating International Breastfeeding Week

Hello! It’s Mel from New Life Doula Services. Because it’s International Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7 every year),  I wanted to take some time and talk with one of our very own Wenatchee Mom Bloggers and an amazing breastfeeding advocate, networker and collaborator: Carrie Bews.  If you’ve ever attended a mother and baby support group at […]

Birthday Cake Inspiration

My son turned 10 a few days ago. One of the things I love to do for my children is make them special birthday cakes. That’s probably because I grew up pouring over the Australian Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book.  Now there’s Pinterest!!!  So many fantastic ideas!  This year, my son requested a cake in the […]