6 years and 176 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 0 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
It is my fervent prayer that all women who want a doula can have one. If you need special financial considerations, please communicate that to me.
Hemet, CA Service range 40 miles
Lisa is a joy to spend time with and taught us so much during our time together. This was my 4th baby and the first time I was able to do it without medication. My baby came in 1 1/2 hours and Lisa was the only one in the hospital room able to anticipate and give me comfort measures. Without her I would have felt very "alone" in a room full of medical professionals. She voiced my birth plan requests to the nurses because I was not able to. Advocated for me and kept my husband grounded too. With such a quick birth, it was very easy to become panicky but she kept me grounded and I was able to remember the relaxation and breathing techniques. An asset to any birth!
Thanks to Lisa I had the birth I had always dreamed of. She helped me to get over any fears I had about "Labor" and previous births. I was on my 3rd pregnancy and knew I wanted it to be different. Which it was it was beautiful and full of love. She helped me to trust myselfand my body. She gave me the tools I needed to achieve the birth I wanted. I am very blessed to have Lisa as a friend now not just a Doula. With the talks of baby #4 my husband and I know Lisa will definitely be a part of it. Thank you Lisa for being there when I needed you but also for letting me and my body birth on our own (if that makes sense). My birth experience was all natural and beautiful. It was everything I wanted. I was a new woman after that birth. I felt strong and so full of love.
Lisa is an amazing person, I loved how she taught HypnoBirthing classes and how flexible she was. She helped us out in so many ways: by finding a midwife, educating us through the classes, etc., as well as just being a friend. I had a preterm labor scare and she said she would be there for me even though we didn't hire her as a doula. I also had a case of postpartum issues and she took time out of her day to come visit me and as well as send me links for additional help if I truly needed it. She is honest, has a heart of gold, and more love than you can imagine! She definitely chose a perfect career path for herself! I do and would recommend her to everyone!!! She definitely was a blessing in my pregnancy and postpartum!
When I first found out I was expecting I had this mixed set of emotions: pure joy, unconditional love, fear, and my flight of the fight or flight response. With this new chapter in my life approaching I pulled up an old email I sent myself regarding Lisa’s website about Hypnobirthing and dropped her a line. From the first moment my husband and I met Lisa my world grew warm and relaxing. My husband turned to me and said how peaceful I looked, like I was ready for action. She helped reiterate lessons and was the teacher every family should have during this time. She calmed my nerves when they would sneak up on me was one of biggest supports.
Then at 40 weeks when my doctor told me my fluid levels were dangerously low and I needed to be induced she helped me remain calm so I could make the right decisions. Lisa and her teachings helped me understand what giving birth in a hospital could mean so walking into Labor and Delivery I wasn’t scared but determined to do what was right for my baby and me. After 42 hours in labor and one squeaky couch for Lisa, my mother, and husband I finally made the call to have the c-section. It was because of Lisa that I didn’t feel like a failure for not giving birth naturally. She cares for her mothers, fathers, and babies as though they were her own daughter. It was because of her daughter and her birth that made Lisa take this route and I am eternally grateful for this.
If you need someone who is straight with you but still loving and who will give your other support members a little nudge than Lisa is the doula for you. I am so proud to now call her family forever because she helped bring my little earth angel into this world peacefully.
Lisa was amazing! She's had a very calm energy and peaceful way about her. Having her in the delivery room with me gave me confident and made me feel empowered knowing I had a strong advocate with me. Her Hypnobirthing classes were envaluable. My labor was longer than expected, but very comfortable due to the techniques I learned in her classes. I highly recommend her to any one expecting a baby.
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