Melissa Chappell, Direct-Entry Midwife

Hello, I'm Melissa Chappell!


I’m the midwife at Songbird Maternity and co-owner of the birth center, Utah Birth Suites. I specialize in out-of-hospital births and have attended hundreds of birth center and home births. I’d love to work with you!


Read on to find out more about me and my background.

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I’ve worked with hundreds of expectant parents and students over the course of 22 years in the field of childbirth as an Internationally Certified Doula and Doula Trainer with DONA International. I worked for a decade teaching childbirth classes and was the number one childbirth class the CNMs at American Fork Hospital referred clients to.


I sit on the board of a Haitian non-profit humanitarian organization called Naturopaths Without Borders, and regularly travel to third world countries to work with local midwives and pregnant and birthing women, especially MamaBaby Haiti birth center in Haiti.


I officially began my practice as an out-of-hospital maternity care provider in 2015. I attended The Community School of Midwifery from 2012 - 2016 and finished the National Association of Registered Midwives Portfolio Evaluation Process in 2018. Even though I’m legally allowed to practice in the State of Utah, I am actively working toward my state license so that I can have even more resources to serve women and their families.

I also own the company, Fresh Melissa, a healthy dessert company that wholesales desserts to stores such as Good Earth and Whole Foods, as well as specializes in online workshops and cooking shows. I have also written two cookbooks to help consumers achieve healthier lifestyles and find myself incorporating that knowledge quite a bit with my Songbird Maternity clients.



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If a woman begins to cry in labor, I gently encourage it. I used to try to calm her, but I realized it is necessary for her to experience her emotions in order to move forward.
— Melissa Chappell