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Serving Families in California's Central Valley From Visalia to Madera and Surrounding Communities

MELISSA PICKARD

Lactation Specialist- Fresno Birth & Baby

Certified Labor Doula (CDT)
Certified Postpartum Doula (CDT)

I was born and raised in the Central Valley of California and have returned to the Valley after a three year move to Colorado Springs, Colorado. It’s been a joy to be back! The richness of diversity in families has been a joy to experience. I am a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, and CNA working with families and newborns for over 9 years. I specialize in the beginning time of parenthood and newborn care. My career started after the birth of my first child in 2013, when I experienced the tender and beautiful challenges of new parenthood and learned of the doula profession. Since my first training, I have had the privilege to work with many amazing families and serve them with the emotional, physical, and educational support that everyone needs when becoming a parent.

My biggest goal as a doula is to accompany parents in this journey that can be so isolating and unknown, so that these beginnings can be a little more gentle and welcoming.

My husband and I have four vibrant children. I am passionate about all kinds of families and cultures, which extends my abilities to come into any family and support them in the ways they need. I really enjoy getting to experience the world through their eyes. On my down time, I really enjoy traveling and being in new places. I also enjoy reading, gardening, and cooking.

You can find me at a farmer’s market with a kid or two, or four!

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