Melanie Corrigan

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Melanie has been a doula since 1998 and actively nurturing parents as a Birthing From Within™ mentor since 2002.  After two decades of being a birth doula she is shifting her work to address womb traumas including unexpected birth outcomes, pregnancy loss and sexual trespass. Through intuitive hands-on work and structured storytelling, she works to help women move the stuck energy often residing in their bodies in the aftermath of these events.  

Birth Story Healing sessions, one of Melanie's primary offerings, explore and offer space to constructively and authentically integrate a difficult story and come home to one’s self and the present moment. Mentoring & supporting women on the sexual continuum, including the childbearing year, is her greatest joy.  In essence, Melanie's offerings facilitate the transformation and empowerment of women.  

Her graduate education, with an adjunct program of World Indigenous Science Network & Naropa University, precipitated profoundly healing experiences in her own life and she began to see more clearly the deeper work she was called to do in helping women heal trauma.  Formally initiated by mentors and tribal elders in her graduate work, Melanie brings forth her ancestral lineage and her personal medicine as a woman, mother and mentor in alliance with the earth, animal wisdom, dreamwork and other traditional practices to help women fully embody as mothers and  women.

In Melanie's limited time off from mentoring and healing facilitation, she loves to disappear into the woods, garden, spend quiet time with animals, write prose/poetry, travel with intention, create art, dance with abandon, share time and space with her women friends and commune with the sea.

Relevant Education & Trainings

1998 DONA Training and Certification

2000 Reiki Practitioner Training (Master level)

2002 Birthing From Within™ Mentor and Doula Training

2006 Bach Flower Essence Practitioner Training


Birth Story Medicine Training

Rebozo Training with Gena Kirby

2013 – 2016

Birthing From Within™ Advanced Mentor Training

Midwifery Education:

Whapio Diane Bartlett with The Matrona

Elizabeth Davis with Heart & Hands

National Midwifery Institute

Midwifery Apprenticeship with Lara Sodergren, Homebirth Midwife

2017 - 2018

Advanced Birth Story Medicine Training

Massage Therapy Training with National Holistic Institute