North Dallas Doula Associates has earned quite the reputation for itself with Dallas-area families. Whether it’s the dedicated, highly trained staff on hand or the innumerable pre-and-post partum services offered, mamas agree: these doulas are simply the best. It’s no wonder, then, that North Dallas Doula Associates was your Totally Awesome pick for best midwife/doula resource in Dallas. Founder Melissa Espey-Mueller recently took the time to chat with us about the heart and soul of NDDA, her proud moments as a doula, and more. Read on:
Red Tricycle: Congratulations! Your community recently voted you “Most Awesome”.  What do you think your customers value most about your business?

Melissa Espey-Mueller: We are a sisterhood. We believe in the power of women and help our clients have the birth experiences they choose. We provide them with emotional support, physical support during labor, and education throughout pregnancy, labor and beyond.

RT: What inspired you to start your business?

ME-M: I was inspired to start my doula practice on my journey as a Hospice provider. I’ve been blessed to be a part of the two most beautiful and vulnerable times in a person’s life. I wrote a fairly in-depth post about my journey and my calling on my blog—and I encourage you to check it out

RT: Any advice for new business owners just getting started?

ME-M: Find your passion and then wake up every day ready to make it happen!

RT: Can you give us one tip for balancing entrepreneurship with parenthood?

ME-M: Find a team that helps balance your time.

RT: What is your proudest moment as a business owner or parent?

ME-M: I am proud every time I see a baby breathe in air for the first time, or a new mom exclaim “I did it.” after giving birth, or the tears in a new fathers eyes as he sees his baby in his wife’s arms for the first time.

RT: Is there a special offer you’d like to include for Red Tricycle readers?

ME-M: Yes! We’re offering 15% off services of your choice.

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