Hi, welcome to my page. My name is Melanie and I provide doula services to families when one of their loved ones is coming to the end of their lives.

A ‘doula’ means to be someone who serves others.

We provide the cherry on top of the excellent work already available from hospice and the palliative care specialists. Doula’s DO NOT provide medical care or pain/symptom management. Instead we bridge the gap between what they offer and whatever else a family needs

I specialise in helping families plan ahead, the co-ordination of resources and providing respite care (though not personal care). Along the way I become a friend of the family, providing emotional support, a listening ear and a maker of tea/coffee.


Email: mel@fate.nz