Melissa Mapes is a Earthworker by day, and Birthworker by night. She is an an avid naturalist and environmentalist who combines her love for nature into powerful birth work that reminds humanity of its wild roots through her small local business, Living Wild on Long Island.
As a part of Living Wild, she believes that the true positive change in this world happens at birth. We must educate and empower ourselves through our life experiences. A positive birth experience will forever change the mother, father, and child for the best.
Living Wild on Long Island offers Birth Doula Support, Postpartum Care Doula Services, Instinctive Birth Workshops, Wild-crafted Wellness Products and Wilderness Workshops to help encourage conscious relationships to the natural world.
Knowledge is power. Birth is beautiful. Follow your instincts. Empower yourself!
We design our Instinctive Birth Workshop to help birthers and their partners to feel strong, confident, and connected to the beauty of the natural phenomenon of pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum.
Our workshop is based on the Birth and Beyond Resources curriculum and includes educational materials and demonstrations about birth preparation, birth environments, affirmations, self-care, wish-lists, physiological phases of labor, variations and interventions, labor coping techniques, massages, labor positions, placenta functions, hormonal changes, postpartum care and disorders, newborn care, baby wearing, umbilical cord care, diapers, circumcision, vaccines, breast-feeding and everything in between.