Welcome and blessings to you and your growing family!

My name is Melynda Smith and I'm so glad you're here, because that could only mean one thing: You want to grow, birth and raise your baby in the most healthy, happy way possible. After three ecstatic births of my own and witness to several hundred birthing journeys, I know down to my boneseed that when you combine the latest and best evidence based medical information, ancient wisdom, compassionate support and most importantly, trust the innate intelligence of the MotherBaby dyad.... pregnancy and birth become the healing and joyful experiences they were intended to be.  

My soul's calling is to serve, nurture and elevate women and families during the childbearing year. And I'd have to agree wholeheartedly with Yogi Bhajan:

"Preparing for a conscious birth is the best gift to give your child. Your effort to be awake and aware during birthing sets the stage for your child to be awake and aware. Set your intention for a sensitive, conscious birth; prepare yourself and your environments, give your very best..."

The day a woman gives birth is the most transformative and important of her and her baby's life; this is why every "sage femme" (wise woman) should take the time and effort to learn all they can about their birth options and make evidence based, informed decisions. This is where I come in!

Whatever your needs, I’m here to serve your family so you can become the parents you want to be and give your baby the very best start in life. You can become a member today for unlimited access to me and a full suite of holistic maternity services or explore a la carte options, such as HypnoBirthing classes. I’m dedicated to your family’s total wellness and it’s my joy and honor to accompany you on this journey.

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Do you want to…

 

enjoy the convenience and peace of mind

that comes from having personalized, compassionate, expert care every step of the way; from conception until baby’s first birthday

 

create a personalized, detailed maternity map

so you know exactly what to do, where, when, how and with whom

 

feel fully prepared for life with your new baby

and for the best possible pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience

 

get the quality, evidence based information

you need to make wise and healthy decisions

 

receive unlimited, continuous, real time support

via phone, text, email or video chat

 

eliminate stress, worry and confusion

and replace it with clarity, calm and confidence

 

find the perfect local provider

so you can receive care from Jacksonville’s top rated medical and maternity professionals

 
 

The truth is, having a healthy, normal birth

requires a heck of a lot more than just showing up to your labor and delivery room and hoping for the best. Right now in the USA:

  • One in three women are giving birth via cesarean section (32.8%)

  • Our maternal mortality rates are rising

  • 60% of these maternal deaths are entirely preventable

  • Only one-third of obstetrical practices are evidence based (based on the latest medical research)

  • Between 25-34% of women report that their births were traumatic

My job is to give you the tools, information, confidence and support you need to avoid becoming another statistic. Hiring a doula, taking an evidence based childbirth class and carefully choosing the right care provider are just a few of the things you can do to ensure an optimal birth experience for yourself and your baby.

As a childbirth professional and maternity consultant,

I've been passionately serving the families of NE Florida since 2011 and have a deep appreciation for the very important energetic, emotional and psycho-spiritual aspects of conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Regarding the childbearing year; there’s no other time when one is expected to do, be and experience so much. This is a period marked by challenges, beauty and rapid transformation. As such, I intend to give parents the highest possible level of care. I'm a proud endorser of the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI) and both a student and member of APPPAH, where I study Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health.

"Peace on Earth Begins With Birth"

is not some lame platitude to me; but a sincere philosophy- if we want to heal this planet, I firmly believe that we should start at the very beginning; think of how quickly the quality of life on this planet would improve if we took steps to ensure that our children were conceived, birthed and parented in a peaceful, loving way. Unfortunately, this has become increasingly hard to do when one is born via the American health care system where birth trauma is the norm, obstetrical practices are antiquated and family leave is practically non existent. Helping parents create practical action plans so they can avoid these common pit falls is something I take great pride in.

The truth is this: The worlds leading experts in the fields of neuroscience and human development have confirmed what the ancients have always known; that the first year of life, which includes those nine months of the prenatal period, lays the foundation for the child’s primal health and profoundly shape him; mind, body and spirit. This is why I go above and beyond to ensure the parents I work with are healthy, happy and supported. Family wellness is global wellness.

This is who I am and what I'm about. Viva La Familia!