Melissa is the mother of two sons and a daughter, has a Master's Degree, and has run a Private Mental Health Practice working with  families, children, couples and individuals.  Fifteen years in the making, Belly Check was written when she was pregnant with her second child, and realized there weren't any books for her older son to follow along with during her pregnancy and know what to expect each month---so she wrote one!  She is a published author, and has written numerous magazine articles, two self-help columns and has written and illustrated a photography coffee table book. 

Meet Consultant, Author & Mental Health Expert Melissa Martin

Melissa has created an amazing, interactive book to bring siblings into the magical world of pregnancy.  As a childbirth educator and doula, I amalways sharing ways to create bonds between siblings and their new baby.  I cannot think of a better start to a lifetime together than this book!  It makes my heart happy”.
~ Vanessa Flood, B.A. LCCE, BDT (DONA), CBE, CHBE