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Hi, I'm Melissa Yates, the Kiwi Bird Doula.

I am a certified Birth Doula, professionally trained postpartum doula, and graduate of the InJoy Birth Doula Mentorship Program (7 month program). I am also a Birth Assistat (assistant to the midwife) at a local birth center. This extensive training has equipped me to support families in all areas related to pregnancy and birth...healthy pregnancy, labor & birth preparation and in-person support, Spinning Babies, postpartum planning (my favorite!), breastfeeding/bottle feeding, Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders, family adjustment, and much more.

Contact details:  phone or text 407 680 2580, email  Kiwibirddoula@yahoo.com

I am a credentialed doula with The Doula Network. I provide birth and postpartum doula services for those with FL Medicaid insurance. This means that YOUR INSURANCE PLAN PAYS FOR YOUR DOULA SUPPORT!  For Lake County Florida families with Sunshine Health, I offer childbirth education classes, lactation support (from July ‘24), and Newborn 101 classes in addition to birth doula support. 

I live in Lake County Florida and serve families in Lake County and beyond.

Kiwi Bird Doula....I know, it's an unusual name. Click on the Kiwi Bird Story tab to learn a little about me and find out why I'm the Kiwi Bird Doula.  I know you're curious!