Melissa Espey

Melissa Espey

Owner, North Dallas Doula Associates,LLC

  • Director of Education at Medical City Dallas

  • Lamaze Labor Support Specialist

  • Lamaze Breastfeeding Support Specialist

  • DONA trained Birth Doula

  • Childbirth Educator

  • Member National Association of Professional Women

Melissa has been serving women as a Doula for almost 18 years and is the founder and owner of North Dallas Doula Associates.

She is an experienced Certified Childbirth Educator and the Director of  Parent Education at Medical City Dallas. She is a DONA trained birth doula, and mother of 5, ages 10-21. Melissa worked as lead childbirth educator and assistant to the coordinator of parent education at *Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas for 8 years. Prior to her role in education she was on staff at *OBGYN Associates of Dallas, and previous to that worked in Hospice care at *Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas, where she continues to cultivate strong ties to her Baylor family. She has also been a requested, guest speaker for the Louise Herrington School of nursing, and the Association of Women's Health,Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses. She serves as an educator and mentor for internationally certifying doulas and offers training's specific to labor and delivery interns and nurses. During her time at Baylor, she developed the Mommy and Me Class and the Mommy and Me lactation program in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Primarily practicing in Dallas, she has attended hundreds of births and worked with midwives and physicians alike. Her birth philosophy consists of being “open” to the unpredictability of birth, trusting your body, and letting go of fear. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children and husband of 18 years, reading, writing on her blog @northdallasdoula.blogspot.com, playing piano and connecting mind and body through meditation and intention. She is active in her community and has served on the board of a local domestic violence center, where she volunteers her time as a motivational speaker, educating and empowering woman. Melissa schedules new patient consults in the NDDA office Monday through Friday.

 

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