About Melissa Marks, LM, CPM
hi! i’m melissa.
I was born in Rhode Island and raised in Central Florida. I currently live on Florida’s beautiful Nature Coast with my two magical daughters, Ariana and Eleanora.
At age 21, I read my first homebirth story, and the realization of what unhindered birth could mean for families motivated me to begin my journey into birth work—one that started with becoming a postpartum doula in 2006, and a childbirth educator in 2007, a birth doula in 2008, and then eventually led to my graduation from The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery in 2012.
Midwifery truly is my calling. I am here to serve women as they perform their ancient work, guiding wise little souls into new little bodies.
I, myself, have brought two fresh beings into this world, as well. My two daughters, both born at home (one in Florida, one in Costa Rica!), have been raised alongside my midwifery practice and often attend prenatal and postpartum appointments with me, especially if the family I am caring for has other children for them to play with.
And though motherhood and midwifery take up most of my time, I do pursue other interests, as well, such as child-led homeschooling, traveling and camping, permaculture and gardening, herbalism, writing, fruit-hunting (especially for jackfruit and durian!), singing, and living a natural and frugal lifestyle.
I look forward to meeting you!
Please don't hesitate to contact me today at 352-651-4227 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.