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Lisa McDonald CD(DONA)

Wise Woman Birth Services

Thornton, CO Service range 50 miles

3035027592

Birth Fee

$800

Postpartum Rate

$25

Birth Fee

$800

Postpartum Rate

$25


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 39 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 2 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2017

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Home births with a midwife only


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Belly binding
  • Military families support
  • Parenting consulting
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer with Radiant Beginnings-a free doula service for women on Medicaid

Thornton, CO Service range 50 miles

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Client Testimonials for Lisa McDonald CD(DONA)

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Lacee Koerner

9/14/2019

We had a fantastic experience with Lisa. she is one of a kind. Very laid back and so easy to get along with. Lisa went above and beyond to visit us at home, make sure we were prepared for our unmedicated hospital birth and to provide comfort and support where we needed it. She is amazing and I highly recommend her as a doula to any family.

Meghan Packard

2/12/2019

Lisa McDonald was an amazing doula during my last few weeks of pregnancy and especially during labor. Since this was my first child, I had almost no idea on how to approach the impending birth. I knew I wanted it to be a natural birth, but I also knew I was going to be delivering in a hospital. Lisa listened to my wants and concerns as an experienced mother and knowledgeable doula, giving me many resources on how to prepare myself for a natural labor and how to minimize time spent at the hospital.

When I was in early labor with inconsistent contractions, Lisa gave me suggestions on how to kick myself into active labor, such as exercises, drink concoctions, etc. She was a godsend during active labor. Once labor sped up, she came to our apartment immediately to relieve my husband of pain mitigation duty. I had horrible back labor, pain radiating through my lower back with every contraction, making it necessary to apply lots of pressure there to mitigate it. Knowing I didn't want any medical intervention, she brought with her an arsenal of natural pain mitigation techniques. My favorite was a rolling pin that could be filled with hot water and rolled up and down my lower back during contractions while I sprawled over an exercise ball. There were times where I thought I couldn't get through another contraction (I remember saying so), but Lisa encouraged me and psyched me up for each one.

Her sense of time was impeccable! She wanted me to labor as much as I could at home where I was comfortable. I was laboring in the tub when I suddenly went into transition. Only then did she suggest we head to the hospital for the delivery. My water broke on the 5 minute trip to the hospital, and an hour later my husband and I had our little daughter in our arms. I could not have had a more ideal experience for my first birth, all thanks to Lisa's guidance. She is a true professional in her field. I will definitely be having her as my doula for our next baby!

Birth Availability for Lisa McDonald CD(DONA)

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Postpartum Availability for Lisa McDonald CD(DONA)

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