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MICHELLE HACHÉ

Birth Doula | Childbirth Educator | Reflexologist

Even as I child I was fascinated by pregnant women and babies. As I grew older I was amazed with the many wonderful things a human body is capable of doing.

I got started in this field because of the wonderful care I received with my first pregnancy. It wasn't until a few years later when some of my family members had given birth and were relating their birth stories that I noticed there was something missing. There was no encouragement, or support. They felt they had no choices in their births or pregnancies and were not respected. It was then that I realized that something had to be done about this.

Shortly after, the word Doula appeared almost out of the air and that was all it took. Since then I have devoted my time to helping pregnant people and their partners become empowered and confident parents.

I am a Birth and Bereavement Doula, Cesarean and VBAC Support Specialist, Childbirth Educator, reflexologist, CPR instructor, a mother of two wonderful girls, a wife, and a fitness and outdoors enthusiast living in Burlington. Pregnancy and birth are incredible learning experiences. I feel very blessed to be working in a field I feel so passionate about. I also feel very honoured to be invited into such a special and unique time in someone’s life to help them have the most rewarding, enriching experience possible. I look forward to helping you make your “Birth Beginnings” a bright and positive one that you will cherish forever.


E-mail me! michelle@birthbeginnings.com

MELISSA RITCHIE

Birth Doula | Childbirth Educator

Melissa’s passion for birth started when she was pregnant with her first son. Her wonderful birth experiences have led her to become a certified doula with DONA International. One of her goals is to help empower women to birth without fear and to welcome labour with excitement and ease. She feels lucky to be able to help women achieve this, by providing them with a quality level of comfort and care.

Another goal of Melissa's is to help families achieve the birth that matters to them. By providing emotional, informational and continuous support, families are able to make informed decisions about their labour and the birth of their baby.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two sons and daughter. Melissa is also an elementary school teacher.

E-mail Me! melissa@birthbeginnings.com

ERICA NEDELKO

Postpartum Doula | Breastfeeding Educator | Infant Sleep Educator

As a postpartum provider, Erica enjoys bringing some peace and harmony to a new family. Giving everyone a bit of space to breath, regroup and support where needed most.

She found her "village" of support was small, and through her work as a Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Educator, and Infant Sleep Educator she helps families create a "village" for themselves that will carry them along their own beautiful journey through parenthood!

She wants families to know this is their story and her role is to help them begin a new chapter with strength, confidence, empowerment and joy!

E-mail Me! erica@birthbeginnings.com