Hi! I'm Lisa. First and foremost, I'm a wife and mom of two little girls. I live in Chicago, but grew up in Clearwater, Florida and am a Floridian at heart. I enjoy hiking, mushroom hunting and foraging, reading, learning, traveling and all things birth and baby related!
I am a Certified Doula, Holistic Birthkeeper, Peer Lactation Counselor, and Placenta Specialist. I'm currently a studying herbalist and Fertility Advocate. I have a passion for natural remedies like tinctures, teas, herbs, homeopathy and essential oils, but have respect that modern Western medicine is sometimes necessary and life saving.
My interest in birthwork began after my second daughter's birth. My first birth experience left me feeling traumatized and reluctant to ever give birth again so I set off to learn all things birth related to ensure the second time was better. I read a million birth books, listened to podcasts, watched lectures, and took online and in-person classes. As a result, my second birth experience was amazing and left me feeling so empowered and wanting to scream from the rooftops about how magical and empowering birth can actually be. My passion for birth led me to help friends plan and prepare for their births and eventually to study and certify as a doula so I could help parents in my community have empowering birth experiences.
My goal is to help parents reclaim birth as the magical and empowering experience it is meant to be.
Birth is a natural event, not a medical emergency. It occasionally needs medical intervention, but more often than not, birth works.
Women hold inherent knowledge about birth and their intuition is to be followed.
Women in labor deserve autonomy, informed consent, upmost respect and privacy.
Cesarean sections are a life saving procedures, but happen at an alarming rate and occasionally without medical neccessity.
VBACs are safer than repeat Cesereans in most cases and should be considered a valid option.
Holistic Birthkeeper & Doula
Certified Peer Lactation Counselor
Herbs and Nutrition Intensive Training
Resolving Shoulder Dystocia
Spinning Babies Workshop
Placenta Preparation Specialist