Melissa Koning

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



About Melissa

Melissa Koning Doula

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 and flu shot

Special areas of interest and continued education:

  • Evidence-based infant sleep development

  • Breast/chest feeding in special circumstances

  • Exclusive milk pumping and expression 

  • Infectious disease control and prevention

  • Surrogacy

  • Queer and trans parenting

  • Non-traditional family structures including coparenting and polyamory

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


Overnight support

Rate range: $50-60/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

  • 3-4 night per week availability

  • 8-9 hour shifts

On-call first night support

Birth is unpredictable! Some families may wish to add on first night support to ensure doula care is available even if their return home does not fall on a regularly scheduled night. 

Meal preparation

In-home preparation of healthy soups, stews, baked goods, and snacks is available as an add-on to doula support packages. Please inquire if this is a service you are interested in! 

Full coverage night support

Some families may desire 5-7 night of coverage. This is available by working with a two-doula team to provide seamless support. 


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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