Melissa was not only a great Hynobabies instructor, but an amazing doula for our family.
— Catherine, Hypno-Mom to Liberty

Welcome. I'm so happy that you're here.

My name is Melissa and I'm a native San Diegan. I grew up in Carlsbad and currently reside in Oceanside with my incredibly supportive husband (Awarded Best Birth Partner and Hypno-Dad, 2010 and 2012 by me), two adventurous young daughters, two cats and an awesome Shepherd/Great Dane mutt, named Pumpernickel! My life is super full of blessings.

My childrens’ births were more transformative than I ever would have imagined, in ways that I didn’t know I needed. The birth of my second daughter in 2012 was an incredibly relaxed and very comfortable Hypnobabies birth. That birth is a large part of what inspired me to become a Hypnobabies instructor (click here to read the birth story)!

Guiding new families and supporting their transition into parenthood as a childbirth educator and Hypno-Doula are huge passions of mine. I've been supporting birthing people and their Partners since 2011 as a Babywearing Educator with Babywearing San Diego and at Babies in Bloom, teaching their Babywearing 101 and 102 classes. In 2014 and 2015, I studied and trained with Hypnobabies and tested to receive my HCHI (Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor) and HCHD (Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypno-Doula) certifications. Since then, I have deeply enjoyed supporting hundreds of Hypnobabies students on their educational journeys, as well as many doula clients and their partners during their births! Additionally, I enjoy teaching preschoolers at Babies in Bloom's Sibling Preparation Class and I also serve as Secretary on the Consumer Advisory Panel for Babies in Bloom Birth and Wellness Center.

In my personal life, I love cooking and traveling with my friends and family, trying new restaurants, crocheting, volunteering with my daughters’ girl scout troops and at our church, camping and exploring the outdoors with my family.

I am thrilled to do this work. . . it truly fills my heart.

I can't wait to help your family learn new tools and about how many choices you have on your path to an easier, more comfortable and joyful birth.

Thank you for visiting and Happy Birthing!
Melissa Furioli, HCHI, HCHD

Enrolling in 6-week Hypnobabies with Melissa was by far the best decision my husband and I have made! We were curious, open, interested, and somewhat skeptical (especially on my husband’s end) at first, but within the first hour of class 1, Melissa blew our expectation and immediately brought on such excitement and wonder of childbirth. We couldn’t wait for each class and learned more than we ever imagined!
— Sarah, First Time Mom
Having Melissa present at my birth was amazing. She was a cool calming presence and she was totally tuned in to my needs. This was the birthing time I was really hoping for and I will cherish my memories of the experience.
— Katie, Coastal Hypnobabies Student and Mom to Wren
Hypnobabies taught by Melissa was incredible for us and our birth! We are first time parents and felt confident, informed, and supported during and after the course. Melissa is very passionate about what she does and we felt very comfortable coming to her with any questions or concerns. My partner felt even more confident was empowered to be very involved in the process and even the birth. We had a water birth at home and I know that Hypnobabies played a huge role in a healthy, uncomplicated, blissful birth. Thank you Hypnobabies and Melissa! I definitely recommend this course and we will be using it again for our 2nd!
— Emily, First Time Hypno-Mom to Wynnston
Melissa’s Hypnobabies class helped us bring our second son Jackson into the world. Her easy going nature and passion for childbirth education made the classes fun and interesting. Hypnobabies techniques helped me and my husband remain calm and focused throughout our pregnancy and birthing time. I highly recommend Melissa’s Hypnobabies classes to anyone who is looking for a natural and safe childbirth education.
— Lisa, Hypno-Mom to Jackson
I had so much fun taking this Hypnobabies with Melissa! I felt like this class thoroughly informed me about pregnancy and childbirth, and it really helped me manage my anxiety about birth (which was my main concern throughout my pregnancy). Because of the info my husband and I received in this class, we both felt confident and calm going into my first baby’s birth. Due to some minor complications I was unable to have a fully medication/intervention free birth, but because of Hypnobabies I felt very well informed on what interventions were available to me, and which ones I would feel comfortable accepting during my birthing time. If we have another child, we will definitely be using Hypnobabies again! And Melissa is a fun and energetic person to learn it from!
— Amy, Hypno-Mom to Rory