Melissa Bone has a heart for moms, especially pregnant and new moms. During a period of time when emotions run high, new worries appear, and bodies are changing Melissa offers words of life, encouragement, and hope. Melissa is well-equipped to speak to new moms—she is a labour doula, birth coach, and has been in ministry for decades. Her website, ‘Blessing Births’ has a 40-week blog journey through the gestation period that offers hope, calm, and wisdom, not just for new moms, but for all of us.
“I have been a labour doula, a birth coach, for many years and many births. As I entered into ‘early retirement’ from active doula work, and after having some chaplaincy training, I decided to put to use the knowledge and expertise I have accrued from over the years into a blog for pregnant and new moms. In effect, I am a ‘spiritual doula,’ dispensing wisdom and encouragement via the written word.
“This print venue seemed to come at the right time, as women felt isolated and under-served during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Midwife and Obstetrical appointments were online. Partners were not able to even come in for an ultrasound or sometimes for a birth. Moms needed a little bit of encouragement I could give through this blog. The blog is entitled “40 Weeks,” which is the length of a typical gestation. Every Sunday, from Spring 2021 to Christmas 2021, a new story is posted. Each blog has a doula story from my archives, a meditation from the Bible, and a practical doula tip, for either pre- or post-natal.” – Melissa Bone
To check out ‘Blessing Births’ 40 Week Blog’ click on the link below. Recommended for: Pregnant couples, pregnant moms, and new parents/moms.