[childbirth classes + admin + website design]
Read more about Melissa Johnson, HBCE, CD(DONA) and her childbirth classes in Boulder:
Melissa is also a website designer + marketing consultant.
by appointment on Sundays + one week night
private childbirth instruction $400
I truly believe that women are powerful and have capacity beyond knowledge. When evidence based information is provided to us, we are capable of making educated decisions for ourselves and our families. I believe in an even minded and non-judgmental approach to birthing and parenting. We deserve informed choices and we deserve not be judged for those choices. This is the approach I take to teaching childbirth classes. There is no right or wrong way - there is only the laid in path that you and your baby take during the journey...the journey of surrender.
Having owned her own wellness center in Florida, entering the birth world was a natural transition. After selling the wellness center, she started the first doula group in Jacksonville, FL. Certified through DONA during that time, Melissa attended births of every variety: home birth, hospital birth, medicalized birth, planned c-sections as well as miscarriage bereavement support.
This experience as a birth doula lead into becoming a childbirth educator and with a background in yoga, HypnoBirthing® the Mongan Method made perfect sense. Melissa enjoys educating families on how keeping mom out of fight-or-flight can lead to a more comfortable and connected birth experience. Using breathing techniques, self-hypnosis, positive affirmations and fear release exercises to achieve the goal of a gentle birth. Another key element is trust in her body's ability to birth normally and choosing a provider who also trusts her body and puts mom at ease.
Melissa's career is quite eclectic. Having owned several business of her informed own, it was necessary to learn all facets of these businesses. A huge eliminate of that was learning website design, maintenance and SEO (search engine optimization). This became a passion. I love empowering small businesses to seeing their own potential of what could be.
At the Joy Collective, Melissa is honored to be the admin support, website and social media guru as well as having the space to teach private childbirth classes.
Services in Boulder:
To see a list of all the Joy Practitioners, please visit the practitioner page.