North Dallas Doula Associates

Premier Birth & Postpartum Doula services, Childbirth Education, IBCLC Lactation support, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Healing & more

Melissa Espey-Mueller LCCE, CD-469-360-3810

Operating as usual

10/11/2021

11563200 minutes of being a doula....I wonder how many of those moments were spent sp*eding to the hospital to join a client who checked in completely dilated, how many 3 am phone calls there have been, how many hands, legs, and b***s I've held, how many times I've said, "you're doing it" when a client has said, "I don't know if I can do it"....being a doula has filled so many of my 'minutes' and I am thankful for EVERY.SINGLE. ONE.
As I celebrate the 22nd "birth" month of NDDA, I find myself reflecting on how grateful I am and how truly amazing it is to spend these precious moments with so many.

#northdallasdoulas
#dallasdoula
#bestindallas #bestdoulaindallas #doulas #doulaservices #ndda

11563200 minutes of being a doula....I wonder how many of those moments were spent sp*eding to the hospital to join a client who checked in completely dilated, how many 3 am phone calls there have been, how many hands, legs, and b***s I've held, how many times I've said, "you're doing it" when a client has said, "I don't know if I can do it"....being a doula has filled so many of my 'minutes' and I am thankful for EVERY.SINGLE. ONE.
As I celebrate the 22nd "birth" month of NDDA, I find myself reflecting on how grateful I am and how truly amazing it is to spend these precious moments with so many.

#northdallasdoulas
#dallasdoula
#bestindallas #bestdoulaindallas #doulas #doulaservices #ndda

10/08/2021

One of the best parts about being a doula is getting to work with, learn, grow, and support other amazing doulas!!! We are so excited to announce the newest member of the NDDA team, Nicole Moffitt @nicolemoffittdoula
She is an experienced, highly intuitive, expertly trained, professionally recognized, BADASS doula. We are thrilled that when we asked (begged 🙏🏾) she said YES!!!! 💍😂 💞💞💞💞
Don't wait to get on her schedule, she is already filling fast!!!!!

#northdallasdoulas #dallasdoula #bestdoulaindallas #birth #childbirth #doula
#doulasofinstagram

One of the best parts about being a doula is getting to work with, learn, grow, and support other amazing doulas!!! We are so excited to announce the newest member of the NDDA team, Nicole Moffitt @nicolemoffittdoula
She is an experienced, highly intuitive, expertly trained, professionally recognized, BADASS doula. We are thrilled that when we asked (begged 🙏🏾) she said YES!!!! 💍😂 💞💞💞💞
Don't wait to get on her schedule, she is already filling fast!!!!!

#northdallasdoulas #dallasdoula #bestdoulaindallas #birth #childbirth #doula
#doulasofinstagram

10/08/2021

“When can I come see the baby?”
A question new moms might hear over and over.
At least at first.
Sometimes before she has left the hospital.
Before she has had a chance to sleep.
Before she has even showered off the blood.
“When can I come see the baby?”
Her phone dings while she settles back in to her home with a brand new human - to her brand new normal.
Her estrogen and progesterone levels are plummeting from the highest they’ve ever been to the lowest. She is shaky and hot and cold and sweaty and weak.
Whether she chooses to breastfeed or not, her milk is coming in and she is sore and engorged.
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Whether she delivered vaginally or by c-section, her uterus will be contracting for days and weeks. Sometimes it’s as painful as labor.
She’s bleeding and will continue to bleed for up to six weeks post-delivery.
Her crotch is swollen and puffy and sore, or her incision is painful, or both.
She is struggling to go to the bathroom - and she p*es her pants (or pad) when she laughs, sneezes, and coughs.
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Her core muscles are weak, making lifting ANYthing hard.
She’s starving. Endlessly starving.
She has stretch marks and varicose veins, hair loss and acne, blurry vision and dry eyes. She sees a stranger in the mirror.
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She is totally and utterly exhausted. She hasn’t slept for more than an hour at a time in days or weeks.
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Any independence she had - to run errands, go to work, shower, eat, p*e, sleep - has been suspended for now.
So when you walk into her house, look at HER first.
Give her space to heal, to bond, and to rest if she needs it.
Be there if she needs it.
Offer to help her.
And then help her.
Admire the baby, sure.
But don’t forget to nurture the mother."
- Nicholle Godar Birth Doula

Come and join the Bumpnbub community on Instagram 💓
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10/05/2021

3 NDDA doulas with amazing reviews this week! So thankFULL to our clients for allowing us to do what we love 💕

10/3/2021: 116 doulas received excellent reviews and testimonials from satisfied, grateful clients last week on https://doulamatch.net/
AB Vivian Andersen https://doulamatch.net/profile/16788
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DC Katie Baxter https://doulamatch.net/profile/18414
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10/02/2021

"We are the Granddaughters of the Witches you weren't able to burn"
Ever notice how women who show their power, trust their intuition, and share their knowledge have historically been labeled as Witches? We come from a long line of powerful, badasses and intend to keep it going and embrace being #witchywomen

Check us out having a fun #halloween photo shoot with @daniadamsbarry

#witchyvibes
#northdallasdoulas #ndda #bestdoulaindallas #halloween #witches

"We are the Granddaughters of the Witches you weren't able to burn"
Ever notice how women who show their power, trust their intuition, and share their knowledge have historically been labeled as Witches? We come from a long line of powerful, badasses and intend to keep it going and embrace being #witchywomen

Check us out having a fun #halloween photo shoot with @daniadamsbarry

#witchyvibes
#northdallasdoulas #ndda #bestdoulaindallas #halloween #witches

10/01/2021

North Dallas Doula Associates

NDDA BIRTHday BABY!!!
The 1st baby born in our 22nd year of business at 12:12am and it was a VBAC!!!!
Y'all I don't even know how many births we have done in our 22 years, I've lost count, but I know it's a s**t ton....I'm talking over 5000 😳😳😳 #crazy #weveseenalotofvaginas #andb***s #andplacentas
When this practice was birthed all those years ago I never imagined, as a bran new doula, that I would get to actually do this #dreamwork long term and build something that is not only sustainable for me, but for an entire team of badass women. I am so f**king grateful for this amazing journey!!! None of this that I have been gifted will ever be lost on me.
So today, I say thank you, on behalf of my incredible team, for letting us serve you, hold you, cheer for you, cry with you, and watch you birth your babies. We celebrate you today & everyday for helping us make NDDA STRONG as a Mother.

#happybirthday #itsourbirthday #northdallasdoulas #bestdoulaindallas #dallasdoula #ndda #doulas #doulaservices #childbirth #bestindallas #dreamjob #womenownedbusiness #BADASS #browngirl

North Dallas Doula Associates Premier Birth & Postpartum Doula services, Childbirth Education, IBCLC Lactation support, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Healing & more

10/01/2021

WALCHERS Positon

A technique named for a German physician, Gustav Walcher and is still used today as an effort to help a birthing person avoid a csection if they have a narrow pelvic brim/inlet. Dr. Walcher wrote a description in the late 1800s about moving a laboring woman to the edge of the bed and letting her legs hang off so the weight of her legs could pull her symphysis p***s far away from her spine to offer more space and essentially "scoop" the baby into the pelvis.
It is a technique used in labor, with the need of strong contractions, to make it work. The position should be held through 3 contractions and will often cause the fetal heart rate to decelerate due to rapid descent.

Last week we used Walchers on 2 different VBAC clients!!!

#northdallasdoulas
#bestdoulaindallas
#dallasdoula
#childbirth
#birthwithoutfear #VBAC #walchers #birthpositions #vaginalbirth #tolac #csection #cesarean

WALCHERS Positon

A technique named for a German physician, Gustav Walcher and is still used today as an effort to help a birthing person avoid a csection if they have a narrow pelvic brim/inlet. Dr. Walcher wrote a description in the late 1800s about moving a laboring woman to the edge of the bed and letting her legs hang off so the weight of her legs could pull her symphysis p***s far away from her spine to offer more space and essentially "scoop" the baby into the pelvis.
It is a technique used in labor, with the need of strong contractions, to make it work. The position should be held through 3 contractions and will often cause the fetal heart rate to decelerate due to rapid descent.

Last week we used Walchers on 2 different VBAC clients!!!

#northdallasdoulas
#bestdoulaindallas
#dallasdoula
#childbirth
#birthwithoutfear #VBAC #walchers #birthpositions #vaginalbirth #tolac #csection #cesarean

09/30/2021

The moment you give a BIG sigh of relief... realizing you just gave birth to your baby only minutes after arriving in your labor and delivery suite.
Talk about a #precipitousbirth😯

👉🏾Precipitous labor, also called rapid labor, is defined as giving birth after less than 3 hours of regular contractions. Sometimes it’s also called precipitous labor if labor lasts anywhere under 5 hours.

Have you heard of a precipitous birth or had one yourself??? How long was your fast labor?

#ndda #bestdoulaindallas #dallasdoula #northdallasdoulas #naturalbirth #childbirth #birth #doula #doulaservices #hireadoula #fastbirth #rapidbirth #birthwithoutfear

The moment you give a BIG sigh of relief... realizing you just gave birth to your baby only minutes after arriving in your labor and delivery suite.
Talk about a #precipitousbirth😯

👉🏾Precipitous labor, also called rapid labor, is defined as giving birth after less than 3 hours of regular contractions. Sometimes it’s also called precipitous labor if labor lasts anywhere under 5 hours.

Have you heard of a precipitous birth or had one yourself??? How long was your fast labor?

#ndda #bestdoulaindallas #dallasdoula #northdallasdoulas #naturalbirth #childbirth #birth #doula #doulaservices #hireadoula #fastbirth #rapidbirth #birthwithoutfear

[09/28/21]   Postpartum S.O.S.!

The need for postpartum support is rapidly growing in DFW and to keep up with demand for services, we are adding to our postpartum team!
Requirements: Trained & experienced, open minded, non-judgmental, and flexible. Overnights will be required. Candidate must be a badass, mother-lover. If you do not meet these minimum requirements, please do not apply.
Bonuses: Multiples knowledge, lactation background, foreign language fluency, diverse life experience, not adverse to swear words and super into sisterhood.

E-mail letter of intent and resume to: [email protected]

#dallaspostpartum #postpartumdoula #newborncarespecialist #dallasdoula #bestdoulasindallas #overnightdoula #betterthananightnurse #postpartumbliss

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Hello from your NDDA Lactation Team!!!🤱🤱🏻🤱🏼🤱🏽🤱🏾
Happiest of Holidays from North Dallas Doula Associates! #peaceonearthbeginsatbirth #12daysofchristmas
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Congrats to Sarah Pulgarin!!! I hope I pronounced you name right! ;) You will receive a free essential oil from Young Li...
Come out and see is tonight at NDDA. We are having a Holiday Shopping event happening now 6-9pm
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