Melanie Kitchens

Childbirth Educator Faculty

Location: Washington

Melanie, CCCE, CLD, began her work with the birthing community after raising (home-schooling) her five wonderful children. She loved studying pregnancy and mother-child bonding during these early years and was eager to share her findings with her community. She began serving Southwest Washington State as a childbirth educator in 2009, after completing the certification process with CAPPA. Her passion for helping mothers navigate the labor and delivery process led Melanie to also certify as a Labor Doula and open a solo doula practice. Melanie is dedicated to continuing education through personal study and attending conferences on the birth process, breastfeeding, postpartum mental health, and infant care. She is thrilled to share her veteran knowledge with the future generation of childbirth educators and, through them, empower all women to fulfill well their role as mother. Outside of birth work, Melanie enjoys being a Nani, long walks with her dog, and playing in the local community concert band.

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