“If we hope to create a non-violent world where respect and kindness replace fear and hatred, we must begin with how we treat each other at the beginning of life. For that is where our deepest patterns are set. From these roots grow fear and alienation or love and trust.” ~ Suzanne Arms
Lisa has been a practicing midwife since 1996.She is a graduate of the Seattle Midwifery School and a mother of two adult children.
For twelve years I practiced independently as a Licensed Midwife in the state of Washington specializing in out-of-hospital birth either at home or in a free-standing birth centre. In 2008 I moved to British Columbia and began practicing with Sage Midwifery, which is now Semiahmoo Midwives in Surrey, BC. During this time I was able to hone and enrich my practice, working collaboratively with my midwifery colleagues, obstetricians and RNs to provide safe, supportive midwifery care in hospital or at home.
Over the years I have enjoyed working with a wide variety of families from many walks of life and in varied environments. It is these experiences that have shaped my philosophy of birth and the midwifery care I offer my clients today.
My goal is to provide midwifery care that includes mutual respect, good medical skills, clinical judgment, patience and understanding, while honoring the uniqueness of each woman and her family. I support each woman as she experiences her own unique changes that accompany pregnancy, birth and the early postpartum period. I strive to preserve the simplicity and joy of birth in the current complex medical environment.
Women excel at giving birth to their babies when they are given the opportunity to believe in the innate brilliance of their bodies and their babies. Each birth instills in me a sense of awe and joy at the strength of women and the welcoming of new life.
Lisa Boyd will be joining Mighty Oak Midwifery Care in early 2022, working primarily in Lillooet, BC.