Melissa is a private midwife who specialises in providing comprehensive, personalised pregnancy, birth and postnatal care. Her philosophy encompasses pregnancy, labour and birth as normal physiological processes, which women are designed to do, particularly when they are cared for sensitively, guided and supported by a trusted midwife, and not disturbed or interrupted. Melissa has a decade of experience including private practice (homebirth and hospital births), birth centre, delivery suite, postnatal, antenatal ward and clinic, neonatal nursery and senior health management. Melissa’s true passion lies in natural birth, and she is committed to helping women achieve a safe and satisfying birth. Services include homebirth, hospital / birth centre birth, waterbirth, VBAC, birth support (doula), preconception care, childbirth education, advocacy, second opinions, workshops, forum.