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Lisa Newhouse, Birth Doula

Hypnobirthing Practitioner

Lisa was born and raised in Grand Rapids Michigan and continues to live in Grand Rapids with her husband, youngest daughter, and 2 pets. She always had a passion for helping others and graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy in 1991 and a masters in Higher Education in 2015. Lisa is a Certified VBAC doula through VBAC Academy and a Certified Elite labor doula through ProDoula. Lisa completed a Spinning Babies training in 2022. She is certified HypnoBirthing Specialist and teaches HypnoBirthing Classes through Gold Coast Doulas.

Her journey to the doula profession began with her own pregnancies and birth experiences. She has three children and during her pregnancies she faced severe hyperemesis, contributing to increased fear and nervousness. Due to medical reasons, she was also induced with all three of her children, adding to her apprehension. Everything turned out beautifully with all her children, but her lack of support during this period continued to cast a shadow over her experience and sparked a desire to support women during this process.

Her path to being a doula took a while, but she now feels that this is the right time to pursue this wish that never subsided. She believes that each birth experience is unique and wants to empower women to feel safe, secure, and in control so that they can make the choices and decisions right for them. Becoming the author of their birth stories.

During her free time, she enjoys spending her time with family, and friends and connecting with her community. Her favorite activities include traveling, cooking, knitting, reading, and working out.

Lisa’s birth partner is Kristin M.

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Hiring Lisa to be with us was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. When I think of those long hours, I remember her kind support, and steadfast encouragement.”
Lisa was great and supportive, especially to Katie. She loved phisical touch/work to get her feeling good.
Kevin and Katie
Lisa was a rock star! She helped with every small detail and we are so happy to have her.
Lisa feels like part of our family after playing such a key role in the experience of bringing our baby into the world. I wish we were planning to have more babies just so I could work with her again!
Julie Walser
Lisa and Kristin were absolutely amazing!!! I had a positive, empowered and healing birth experience and I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be this way without their support, encouragement, nourishment, care and involvement. I’m glad we choose them to be part of our birth team. They exceeded our expectations.
Montserrat Rosales Osoria