Melissa Chappell is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, trainer and humanitarian. She has worked with hundreds of expectant parents and students over the course of nearly 20 years in the field of childbirth as an Internationally Certified Doula and Doula Trainer with DONA International, and in the capacity of childbirth educator and student midwife. Melissa sits on the board of a Haitian non-profit humanitarian organization called Naturopaths Without Borders, and regularly travels to third world countries to work with local midwives and pregnant and birthing women. She owns Raw Melissa LLC, a for-profit food company that has successfully been in business nearly a decade and is the author of Purposeful Eating, Finding Pleasure in Food and FAVES, Fruits and Veggies, Energy’s Secret. She’s currently at work on her second cookbook and a new book on nutrition in pregnancy.