Welcome to Luxe and blessings to you and your growing family!

I’m so glad you’re here.

My name is Melynda Smith. I was born and raised in South Carolina, spent my 20’s in Los Angeles and currently live in Jacksonville, Florida with my soul mate (he does a great Hank Hill impression) and our three amazing boys- Austin, Bodhi and Harrison. We like camping, music festivals and fart jokes. I'm a writer, educator, hot sauce connoisseur and bibliophile. When I’m not washing a mountain of cloth diapers I like to escape to my favorite local coffee shop (Bold Bean) or check out the latest MOSH exhibit with the kids.


Trainings & Qualifications

  • Certified Holistic Birth Doula (The Matrona)

  • Certified HypnoBirthing Instructor since 2013 (The HypnoBirthing Institute)

  • Baby Gear Expert and Parent Coach (Baby Planner University)

  • DONA Trained Postpartum Doula

  • DONA Trained Birth Doula

  • DONA Approved Breastfeeding Workshop

  • Certified Holistic Health Coach (Institute for Integrative Nutrition)

  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Den)

  • Women's Healing Art's Teacher Training (Kara Maria Ananda)

  • “Passion for Birth” Childbirth Educator Training (Lamaze)

  • Prenatal and Perinatal Educator (Birth Center of Jacksonville, 2013-2018)

  • Certified Professional Home Organizer (IAP)

  • Early Childhood Education (Los Angeles City College)

 
 

 MISSION

To provide

new and expecting parents with the highest quality, compassionate and continuous support they deserve.

To give

families the tools, resources and information needed to feel absolutely confident and fully prepared for pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

To promote

the holistic and midwifery models of care, which consider the health of the whole person; mind, body and soul.

To respect

the unique dynamics of each family unit and provide them with highly personalized care that caters to their specific needs and expectations.

To relieve

parents from overwhelm, confusion and doubt so often associated with new parenthood, and replace it with calm, clarity and confidence.

To facilitate

and prioritize the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of clients.

To act

as a trustworthy educator, mentor and guide.

To lift

pregnancy and childbirth out of the realm of pathology in which it is now found, and back into it's exalted position as a sacred event and a profound rite of passage.


To promote

the latest and best evidence based medical care, which promotes maternal and fetal outcomes

 

PHILOSOPHY

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 primal health and profoundly shapes who we are; mind, body and spirit. As such, I intend to do everything in my power to ensure parents are healthy, happy and supported when it’s most critical- the childbearing year.

Family wellness is global wellness.