“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, and two cats. My life is super full of blessings.

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)!

Educating new families and making their transition into parenthood easier is a huge passion of mine. I've enjoyed the position of Babywearing Educator since 2011 with Babywearing San Diego and at Babies in Bloom, teaching their Babywearing 101 and 102 classes. I received my HCHI (Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor) and HCHD (Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypno-Doula) certifications from Hypnobabies in 2015 and also enjoy teaching preschoolers at Babies in Bloom's Sibling Preparation Class. I serve on the Consumer Advisory Panel for Babies in Bloom Birth and Wellness Center, as well.

In my personal life, I love cooking and entertaining friends in my home, traveling, camping and exploring outdoors with my family and our most recent projects: raising Monarch butterflies in our backyard enclosure and growing giant zucchini in our backyard garden!

I am thrilled to do this work... it truly fills my heart. I can't wait to empower your family with tools and education to have an easier, more comfortable and joyful birth.

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

“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, Hypno-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