Shonishin is a non- invasive style of acupuncture for infants and children.

BIRTH DOULA SERVICES – A non-medical pre and postnatal support for mother, partner and family. As a Doula, Melinda is here to meet all your birthing needs, providing support and confidence with knowledge.

Meeting with you prior to your birth, gaining an understanding, placing your birth preferences in order to meet both your physical and emotional needs. She is there to attend your birth, work with you in transitioning from home to your birthing place. Supporting and caring for you through your labour, helping with breathing, relaxation and birthing needs, lowering your need for intervention.

Melinda incorporates acupressure and acupuncture in her support. After baby is born and mother is settled Melinda will leave you to enjoy this special time, returning at a later date for postnatal support.

Birth Services

Two meetings prior to birth
Labour and birth support
Two postpartum visits
Unlimited email and phone support from week 38.

Please use the contact form below for an initial discussion


Acupuncture for readiness for birth, for you and baby
Childbirth Education – Calmbirth
Acupressure for Labour and Birth Class
High Risk Pregnancy Support
Single Parent Support
Planned Caesarean birth
VBAC – Vaginal Birth after Caesarean
Twins and multiples
Loss and Miscarriage Support


Experience, reliability, continuity of care, information and support for you and your partner.

Allows you to transition into parenthood with guidance. Melinda has been working as a Doula since 2008 and is a Mentor for other Doula’s. She shares her knowledge and experience, supporting you from 38 weeks with unlimited calls, emails and will check in with you. When your labour has started Melinda will be there to calm, support and guide you through your labour and birth.

Helping with the transition from home to your birth place, preparing the environment, working alongside you with your breathing, visualisation and encouraging you through every step. After baby is born Melinda will provide support with two appointments at a time convenient to you and your baby.

Doula Enquiry Form



Calmbirth is about the power of the mind and how the mothers state of mind influences her childbirth experience. Positive beliefs create positive experiences.

Combining a Labour Preparation Package + Calmbirth® Workshop

Package a Calmbirth® workshop and 7 Private in clinic labour Preparation Treatments

A 50% deposit is required at time of booking, and the balance is due at week 36.