It meant a lot to my partner and I to have Mel in our corner the entire time. During labor, we kept getting new nurses and new midwifes, while Mel provided much appreciated continuity of care. The frequent bodywork while in labor helped tremendously. Bodywork is my favorite healthcare modality and I am sure I would have been in a lot more pain and stress without her healing touch. Mel is full of knowledge and experience regarding pregnancy and labor, so it was great to use her as a resource whenever something came up.