Hi! My name is Lisa Marie and I am the mother of three amazing children. When I gave birth to my first child, I was introduced not only to a beautiful little girl, but also to the incredible power of a woman to labor and birth a child. Since that experience I have had a fascination with the process of labor and have since had the desire to live through that experience again and again. In July 2012 I gave birth to my third and final child. Deciding to have no more children was the right decision for our family, but I still had a strong yearning to experience labor. Early in my last pregnancy I realized that I could continue to experience the power of labor through assisting other women in theirs. As a doula, trained at Birthingway College, I support you in your unique labor and birthing experience. In prenatal discussions, I provide information so that you can make informed choices about pain management, birth positions, routine procedures, infant feeding and anything else you have questions about. Throughout labor, I bring our discussions to reality as I stay with you and support you according to your wishes, becoming a vital part of your birth team. After birth I remain by your side until you are ready to rest and then visit you again once you are home with your new family. I have a bachelor’s degree in sociology, spent two and a half year in the Republic of Moldova as a Peace Corps volunteer and have worked in the field of education for over ten years. I have enjoyed each of these life seasons greatly, but nothing compares to the incredible experience of childbirth. I look forward to joining you in your childbirth journey.