As a mother of 2 young girls, Lisa has seen firsthand how getting support after birth for parents and grandparents can make families so much stronger. As a mom in the Providence new moms group (with both kids) she was able to see the difference that a small group of supportive women can make when transitioning to parenthood, or adding a baby or twins to the family. Lisa wanted to bring that support to her clients with postpartum doula care, once her own little ones were in school part-time.
Lisa is a former Educational Specialist in School Psychology doing both evaluation and consultation. She brings her compassion and communication skills to working with new parents to help them understand their baby, succeed with their breastfeeding goals, and get additional practical support as they adjust to the transition parenthood. Lisa know that caring for a new baby or twins 24/7 is a huge life change, so she focuses on working with families during the afternoon/early evening and overnight to ease the experience of sleep deprivation, dealing with a fussy infant, and adjusting to the “new normal” of family life.
Kimberly knew Lisa as a mom in her mom’s group, and welcomed her onto the team happily after her CAPPA training. Lisa offers a gentle spirit of support, kindness and compassion for parents, and seeks to be a seamless addition to the home bringing peace and comfort to the whole family. She is located on the west side of Portland and happy to serve clients in Beaverton, Bethany, Tigard, and all around the SW area. She is also one of the few doulas who can help families on the weekends, as well as evenings from 5 pm to 9 pm (when babies can be the most fussy). Lisa also provides overnights to exhausted families with new babies or twins to help support great sleep habits and family harmony.