Lisa Kestler has a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy with a focus in adult and neonatal intensive care and labor and delivery. She began to study and believe in a more natural approach to medicine and the body’s ability to heal itself while working in the hospital setting. Lisa’s motherhood journey (mama of 3!) revealed her connection to midwifery and her passion to serve women in pregnancy and birth. She experienced postpartum depression after two of her births and here is a bit of her story-
“I knew from my background in medicine that postpartum depression and baby blues were a common occurrence. I began to research if there was a natural approach to helping a new mother through this transition. I also began studies to become a midwife. About two years into training I went on a midwife mission trip to the Dominican Republic. On this trip I met a midwife from Canada who talked about encapsulating placentas to help with postpartum depression”
Though she is taking a break from studying midwifery right now, she is committed to offering the support of placenta encapsulation to women in her community.
PBi is thankful to have you, Lisa, and your passion and commitment in serving postpartum women with placenta encapsulation! Thank you!