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