lena and lissa: a mother-daughter team
A partnership centered around birth between mother, Lena, and daughter, Elissa (who goes by 'Lissa') began when Lissa was only eight years old. Lena was planning a home birth, and Lissa's presence was a welcome source of comfort to her mother. A seed was planted that continues to grow to this present day, as Lissa is currently studying midwifery. Both Lena and Lissa are certified Stillbirthday birth & bereavement doulas.
Visitation Birth Services, founded by Lissa, has a mission "to inform, empower, and support parents to joyfully embrace the miracle of life in all stages of pregnancy." Mother and daughter provide not only birth and loss doula services, but also postpartum doula services (from light housecleaning to babywearing and everything in between); placenta preparation services; and are a resource for quality essential oils.
Lena and Lissa provide "compassionate support & services for women in all stages of birth, through our apostolate of respect & love for life, in union with the family's desires." The pair have been BELLA Birth Professionals since 2014. In addition to serving as BELLA's Director for Outreach to Women of Color, Lena is the Area Contact for Team Northern California.
Visitation Birth Services in a Nutshell
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