Greetings! I am Sara Melone, creator of New England Belly Baby Expo. I have had a deep passion for working with babies and families my entire life, beginning as a mother’s helper prior to the age of 10, and culminating with the exploration of early childhood education during college.
While working through my degree, I cultivated a career in finance and insurance. Ultimately, I built a successful business, but still felt something lacking.
Birth and babies had my heart, and it wasn’t long before they called me back. Giving birth to my own children presented more challenges than anticipated, and it awakened the calling like never before, to affect positive change to the current birth climate.
Since 2011, I have worked as a birth and newborn photographer, doula, placenta encapsulator, and energy healer in addition to being a mother of three (amazing) young children.
We are so blessed to live in such an amazing time. So many of us are tuned in, aware, and connected, from all corners of the globe. For a long time I have noted a need to bring more choice, more understanding, and better care to young families, and particularly to the postpartum woman.
My first step in fulfilling that need was the creation of KissaBelly Birth Arts, a perinatal wellness collaborative serving as a one-stop shop for everything pregnancy and birth. My next step was an event to bring together all the services, providers, products, and support to which every new family deserves unfiltered access.
I truly believe a positive birth and postpartum experience can be key to strengthening a woman's confidence as she learns to mother her baby. When we nourish, support, and strengthen the mother, we effectively nourish, support, and strengthen an entire generation. When we all work together toward that goal, we can help heal the world.