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 Mix puppy, named Pumpernickel! 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 supporting their transition into parenthood as a doula are huge passions of mine. I've been supporting Moms 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. I received my HCHI (Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor) and HCHD (Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypno-Doula) certifications from Hypnobabies in 2015. Since then I have supported more than 100 Hypnobabies students on their journey! 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, as well.
In my personal life, I love cooking and entertaining friends in my home, trying new restaurants, crocheting and weaving, traveling, camping and exploring outdoors with my family!
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