Leah Melton, CD(DONA)
Certified Birth Doula
During her first pregnancy, Leah was intrigued with pregnancy and birth. After the birth of her daughter, she realized that birth can be extraordinarily joyful and wanted to help women share in this wonderful experience. In 2012, she began attending births and pursuing birth doula certification. She soon joined a group in Knoxville, TN, Open Heart Doula Services, where she was mentored by experienced doulas and trained midwives. Her experience as a doula has been incredibly rewarding and she loves to empower moms with the knowledge and encouragement they need. After the birth of her son, she became passionate about helping women who are expecting a baby with potential medical issues to bond with their babies throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, and early postpartum. Leah began teaching childbirth classes in the summer of 2014; she believes that education is key to maximizing a happy and healthy mom and baby. In 2015, her family embarked on a new journey and moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she started Open Heart Doula Omaha. She also serves as Vice President of the board of directors of Open Heart Doula Services in Knoxville, TN. Leah is strongly supported by a loving husband, Wes, and keeps busy with her 3 beautiful children, Faith, Jude, and Selah.