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Lisa McLeod CBD AWWS CD DONA

Serenity Birth Service

Frankfort, KY Service range 50 miles Live in Frankfort but will travel to Lexington and surrounding areas.

http://www.serenitybirthservice.com

Birth Fee

$1000 to $1200

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $35

Availability Remarks: I am an AWWS certified doula and also a DONA trained doula. I take a maximum of two births per month.

Birth Fee

$1000 to $1200

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $35


Birth Doula Experience

5 years and 36 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

5 years and 6 families served


Birth Doula Certifications

  • A Woman Who Serves - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, December 2016
  • A Woman Who Serves, May 2024
  • A Woman Who Serves, May 2024

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Non smoking only

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Will attend home birth with a midwife or physician present.


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth pool rental
  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Miscarriage support
  • Photography - Birth
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

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Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Professional member of Evidence Based Birth and DONA International I’m also an advocate for women suffering from postpartum depression and psychosis.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Consultation is free of charge. I can arrange a payment plan for services. $1000 is for birth and $1200 covers birth and 8 hours of postpartum care

Service Area

Frankfort, KY Service range 50 miles Live in Frankfort but will travel to Lexington and surrounding areas.

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Client Testimonials for Lisa McLeod CBD AWWS CD DONA

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Danielle Keller

1/24/2022

It was so wonderful working with Lisa! She was so informative and supportive through my pregnancy while organizing my birth plan. I had decided on a home birth early on and once my birthing day came, she was very diligent on checking in and coming to my rescue when I needed her! She stepped in exactly when I needed her during my home water birth. I was so glad to have her be apart of our magical day!! 

Maira Dawood

1/23/2022

Lisa is my doula for life. It was my first birth  and I had a pretty long labor. It was because of her I acheived the birth I wanted and that got my nursing relationship with my daughter off to a good start. She helped my husband to shine when all I wanted was him and provided excellent education that sometimes your provider, even your midwife, may not have the time or even thought to explain. Lisa is also so very warm and calming, exactly what you need for a birth. She is also an excellent post partum doula. She calmed me down from many tears and helped me and my husband reconnect after a life changing event - having a baby! I will have Doula on my birth team every time. 

Corrie Brogle

9/30/2021

Lisa was an incredible support for me during my pregnancy and birth. This was my second birth and I decided to try a doula this time around, I could not have been more happy with that decision. I was not excited about having to give birth in a hospital as I wanted a completely natural birth and I knew there would be a strong push for certain medical interventions. Lisa supported my decisions and provided lots of resources to help affirm those choices. She has a way of being very  caring and gentle but still assertive and professional. My husband and Lisa worked really well together too during the intense part of my birth! It was such a positive experience because Lisa was with us. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in having a doula. 

Stef

9/6/2021

When I first met Lisa I knew immediately that she was the doula for me. She is so sweet and has knack for making you feel instantly at ease. She's an expert on pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum recovery & newborn care and has endless resources to share (especially related to natural birth!). In addition to helping me prepare to have my first child, Lisa was a life saver during my 34+ hour labor. She coached me through the contractions, & gave me the encouragement I needed when I was starting to really doubt myself. She walked me through the various options whenever I needed to make a decision and when things didn't go as planned, she helped me to stay positive and reassured me that I was doing the right thing. I also really appreciated how she made sure my husband felt included by allowing him to assist her throughout the process. To put it simply, Lisa made the experience of bringing my daughter into the world less stressful and scary by helping me to feel comfortable and in control of the situation. I would 100% recommend her to anyone who is considering a birth doula!

Jenny D.

3/15/2021

I was pregnant for the first time, and was really anxious as I was in my third trimester. I first spoke to Lisa on the phone, and could immediately tell that she was not only someone I could trust, but someone I could rely on. We met a few times over a meal, and she came out to my house a couple times as well. Lisa answered any questions I had, and made sure I was confident before the big day. I gave birth to my son in February, 2021. Lisa kept me focused during labor and was there whenever I needed her. She made the environment so peaceful, and kept me calm. She was/has been, a true blessing to have by my side. She has continued to reach out to me to check on how things are going. My experience with Lisa was nothing short of wonderful; and I look forward to one day working with her again in the future.

Sarah W

9/22/2020

I had my first child in September 2020. Lisa was my birth and, is still currently, my post partum doula. I've enjoyed having Lisa as my doula and would recommend her.

BIRTH
Lisa is a supporter of natural, unmedicated birth, which was aligned to my birth plan. She was very professional from the start, providing alot of information though the initial documents and talking about her style of work. She is very approachable and flexible, and put in effort to get to know me and my husband. We had 3 consultations before the birth during which she answered our questions about the birthing process etc. especially providing assurances to my husband. She is an active listener and I greatly appreciate her adapting her communication style to match our preferences. 

During the laboring and delivery, Lisa was present the whole 30 hours with us both at home to labor and in the hospital! She was a very calming and reassuring presence and never left my side. She was very encouraging and helpful in suggesting positions and exercises to help during the process of labor. Lisa also provided good advice when a medical intervention (induction and painkillers) was suggested. We would have been too anxious and unsure of what to do if not for Lisa who gave her thoughts and also checked with her doula friends. Lisa was instrumental in guiding my husband to support me during my time in labor and delivery. As a Christian doula, it was also very sweet and meaningful to have her pray with us during the process as well!
 
POSTPARTUM
Lisa currently comes 2-3 times a week to help with household chores and baby care. She has been a huge help here. She is proactive in getting the house straightened up and also taught us baby care (cleaning, swaddling, soothing, breastfeeding etc) skills, which have been very helpful! Having Lisa has been so vital for us to gain a couple hours back in the day and we couldn't be more grateful!

Shailee

9/12/2020

I was very happy to have Lisa by my side while I was giving birth. 

Lisa made sure to come to my home while I was pregnant. She came a few times and gave me alot of information that was very helpful. 

It was my first pregnancy and I did not know much about giving birth and what will be. I had many questions, and yes I was scared and worried. Lisa was there to help me stay calm and answer all my questions. A real friend.

The day I went to the hospital ,I was in alot of pain and Lisa was there and she made me feel very secure. My husband was with me but he was Abit in shock. And he did not know what to do. Lisa helped us both stay calm. 

I had the best birt experience . It was more than I can imagine. It was perfect !!! I pushed and pushed lisa was there the whole time talking to me , and baby came out and it was great all was great. 

Thank you Lisa so much ! You helped us bring the best gift and joy into our lives. 

After birth ,Lisa made sure to follow up and see how I am doing and how is baby and how I am feeling. She also visited us. It really was wonderful. I appreciate it . 

I highly recommend Lisa , a loving caring wonderful person a real friend. I trust her so so much and you should also. 

 

Alyssa Smith

9/11/2020

I gave birth on Feb 26, 2019 I am thankful that I had Lisa as my doula. She was very supportive in all my decisions and very helpful. My labor was long and the contractions were horrible, the hospital had the pitocin drip as high as it can go making my contractions 30 second apart. With Lisas help I was able to go 8 hours with nothing until I decided the pain was too much and I fianlly got the epidural. At 4:20 in the afternoon I gave birth to my little girl, I had some complications during my delivery and Lisa stayed to make sure that both me and my baby were okay! I recommed Lisa as a doula, especially to first time moms its definetly helpful to have somebody advocating for you and giving you an idea on what to expect.

Birth Availability for Lisa McLeod CBD AWWS CD DONA

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Postpartum Availability for Lisa McLeod CBD AWWS CD DONA

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