Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your little bundle of joy! This is such an exciting time of your life. Whether this is your first pregnancy or 6th, every birth is special and unique. By coming here you show you are keenly interested in knowing more about how a doula can help you have a beautifully supported birth. You want to be educated and informed to make the best decisions for you and your new little one. I am excited and honored that you are considering me to be a part of this most precious and beautiful time. I am a birth doula in Salt Lake City and I offer my passion and support to families in and around the Salt Lake valley. 
-Melissa Olson
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The word Doula comes from ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves." Doulas provide you and your partner with informational, physical, and emotional support before, during and after the birth of your child. Doulas offer the constant support that is often missing from doctors and nurses in a hospital setting.   

Why Choose Me

I take a very small client load: 1 (possibly 2) per month. This enables me to really be available for you and only you. I won't be juggling you and multiple other clients for prenatal meetings, phone calls, emails or postpartum visits. It allows me to have great flexibility for you and your partner, which we all know is important in these busy times!
I pride myself on my ability to get partners involved in the birth process. I often find that partners do in fact WANT to be involved but they just don't know how! I take their willing spirit and teach them how to support you during labor. My goal is to not only help the laboring mother achieve an empowering birth experience but for her partner to feel empowered as well.