Melissa Arbeau

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Pre-CD Labour

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Fredericton Maternity

SERVICES PROVIDED: Labour

About

AREAS SERVED: Fredericton and surrounding areas

CONTACT INFO:

Phone: 506-292-4755

Email: hello@frederictonmaternity.com

Website: www.FrederictonMaternity.com

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have experience in attending births from my own two, to many other births. I am completely un-biased and ready to support a woman and her partners choices no matter what they are.

What led you to become a Doula?: I was asked to attend a friends birth as a support person. I really didn't know what to expect but after going through labour with her, I began to wonder if I could make this a career. I loved it so much.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

“Passionate about her work.”
“supportive of everyone.”
“open minded.”

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: I love to consult with my colleagues with questions. I like to refer to a book by Dr. Jack Newman regarding breastfeeding questions. I like to check out a website called evidence based birth .com as well.

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: *

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Confidence

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Greys Anatomy

What is your favorite place to vacation?: It's a toss up between Prince Edward Island and New York City. I love the calm slow pace of the island but sometimes I crave the hustle and bustle of NYC

What is your favorite food?: Italian!!

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: With my family. I adore spending time with my littles working on crafts

Who lives in your house?: My husband Matthew. My Daughter, Ellie and my son, Weston