My name is Melanie Sandoval Fuentes. I am a Birth and Postpartum Doula, A Breastfeeding Educator & am also the owner of Earthside Doulas. In addition to being a doula, I have 2 baby girls & have been married for 4 years! I was raised in Ingleside, TX, but we finally settled down in San Antonio towards the end of 2019.
I had a very traumatic first birth but amazing second birth. I refused to go what I went through the first time again, so I researched and finally reached my goal of having an unmedicated birth in the hospital and it was AMAZING. I also had a doula!! Learning how our bodies know exactly what to do during labor and child birth made me really intrigued at having an unmedicated birth. The difference in birthing experiences are exactly what drove me to become a doula. Having a doula made me feel empowered and supported enough to make informed decisions and take action in my birthing plan. No matter the outcome, it should be your best experience, you should feel 100% supported and you should feel empowered enough to make your own decisions.
Earthside Doulas is committed to making sure all birthing persons have a great birthing experience.