About Me


About Me
Hi, I'm Melissa Yates, the Kiwi Bird Doula.

I am a professionally trained birth and postpartum doula through DONA International.

I live in Lake County Florida and serve families in Lake County and Orlando.

Kiwi Bird Doula....I know, it's an unusual name. Click on the Kiwi Bird Story tab to learn a little about me and find out why I'm the Kiwi Bird Doula.  I know you're curious!

My Services


Postpartum Doula

As your Postpartum Doula, I assist in the home, helping parents and other family members adjust to life with a new baby. I care for mom so that she can recover, relax, and enjoy her baby. As a mom of adopted children, I know that adopting parents can benefit from a postpartum doula as well. In whatever way a new baby enters your world, I would love to be a part of your parenting journey.

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The Kiwi Bird Doula Story


Melissa Yates

A little about me....

I grew up in Illinois and met my hubby, Craig, in college. Craig is from New Zealand. After marrying, we moved to New Zealand, where we lived for 17 years. Craig and I have 3 adult children, two sons through international adoption and a daughter through In Vitro Fertilization. In 2005, we moved to Florida to be near some of my family. I am a former home schooling mom reinventing myself as a doula, and I love walking, swimming, and being involved with my church.

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