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