Melissa Koning

Overnight Postpartum Doula Services in the 
San Francisco Bay Area including SF, Marin, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties

616.634.6353          melissa@melissakoning.com

 

About Melissa

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Hi there and congratulations on your new baby on the way! It has been my joy and honor to work with families and their newborns in the Bay Area since 2007. 

Professional qualifications: 

  • Trained through DONA (Doulas of North America)

  • Additional training through DTI (Doula Trainings International)

  • Certified Lactation Educator and Counselor through UC San Diego

  • CPR certified: adult, child, and infant

  • Fully vaccinated including pertussis, COVID, & flu shot

Special areas of interest and continued education:

  • Evidence-based infant sleep development

  • Breast/chest, bottle, or combo feeding support

  • Exclusive milk pumping and expression 

  • Surrogacy

  • Queer and trans parenting

  • Non-traditional family structures including coparenting and polyamory

I live in El Cerrito with my partner and my two daughters. When I'm not snuggling babies I can be found at home making delicious food, curled up with a book, knitting, or outdoors spending as much time in nature as I can. 

Services

Overnight support

Rate range: $60-65/hour,
please contact for more info

Postpartum support needs vary from family to family, and the doula support you receive is tailored to you personally. General services include: 

  • Newborn care guidance

  • Postpartum recovery support

  • Provision of educational resources

  • Infant feeding and lactation support

  • Sleep development education

  • Assistance with baby-related household tasks 

  • Daytime text and email support

  • Up to 5 night per week availability

  • 8 hour shifts

  • Flexible on call support for the first night home with baby

 

Get In Touch

Interested in working together? Email to set up an appointment and let's see if it's a good fit. 

 

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