Birth Fee: $700 to $1000
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 25 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
I did not have the idea birth with my son. I ended up getting an epidural which in turn caused me migraines the first year of his life. I felt very alone at his birth and very scared. I knew 11 years later when I was pregnant with my surprise baby that this was my chance to rewrite my birth story. If I had only known then what I do now the simple factor was having a doula. I met Lisa through a mutual friend. We went from complete strangers to friends. She was so supportive during my last trimester. She went above and beyond. She was amazing during labor. She made me feel like I had someone in my corner at all times. When I was transitioning, the pain was the greatest, I told her I couldn't go on. She grabbed my face and said "you can and you will!" And...I did. I welcomed my daughter into the world with no assistance of drugs or epidural. It was beautiful. Lisa and I will always be bonded. She's so soft spoken and sweet but when labor is in intense she is too. She climbed behind me and put pressure on my hips during the rough contractions. I was shocked she was so strong. It felt like my hips were being ripped apart and Lisa was holding them together. If you give yourself one gift during pregnancy, let it be a doula. Let it be Lisa. She will help you have the birth you desire.
I am so thankful that I was able to have Lisa as a doula! She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable when it came to all of my questions. All of her help with our Hypnobirthing was also much appreciated. I know that my natural birthing experience would not have been the same had she not been there for us! If you are thinking of hiring a doula for your birthing experience I would highly recommend getting together with Lisa!
Our experience with Lisa was amazing, I cannot imagine going through a natural birth again without her! She made several home visits before baby's arrival, where we got to know each other and she helped freshen up my hypnobirthing "skills." I went into labor during the evening and called Lisa early in the mornin, around 2 am...she was at my house in no time! She was great to have by my side since she has gone through several births...she had many helpful suggestions that my husband or I wouldn't have thought of. She went to the hospital with us and stayed through the delivery and untol breastfeeding was established. She even swiped up my phone and took tons of photos for us immediately following baby's arrival:) Lisa is so kind and gentle, she has a wonderful calming demeanor about her that is great to have around when in labor. We highly recommend her services!
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