A Birth Doula:
A Birth Doula Does Not:
|A A Doula is a "woman who serves" and who provides continuous
physical, emotional and informational support to the mother and
birth partner before, during, and just after birth.
Studies have shown that when Doulas attend birth, labors are
shorter with fewer complications and interventions, babies are
healthier and they breastfeed more easily.
Lisa Sippel- Certified Professional Birth Doula
I am the mother of 2 children , Charlie (8) and Miriam (3). My husband Ben and I own and
operate Sippel Family Farm and Kokoborrego Cheese. Our days are filled with vegetables, dirt,
milk, sheep, and cheese, but my passion is helping women have empowering births and to be
successful breastfeeding. I have been a La Leche League leader for 6 years and have completed
my Birth Doula training through toLabor, a Doula certification program focused on providing
exemplary care of women throughout the birth process. I believe that women will remember
their births for the rest of their lives and they deserve to be supported and informed and
affirmed through the birth process. I have personal experience with birthing in a hospital
setting with an OB/GYN and also had a home water birth supported by Midwives and a Doula.
I hope that I can join you in celebrating the miracle of birth in whatever setting you feel
most comfortable. I will work to help you have the most positive birth experience possible.