Our purpose is to inform, empower, and support parents to joyfully embrace the miracle of life in all stages of pregnancy. We are committed to assisting families achieve the birth experience they desire and helping babies to be born gently and safely. We seek to work through God’s precious moment of sacrifice, bringing souls closer to Him.
Visitation Birth Services, founded by Lissa Flores, provides complete doula care and placenta preparation for expecting and new parents in San Joaquin, Sacramento, and Stanislaus counties. Lissa has a passion to serve and is committed to helping families enjoy this blessed time in their lives. She created this apostolate as a response to His call.
Lissa has always had a passion to serve, care for children, and empower others. She is the eldest of twelve; seven living. She has walked hand-in-hand with her mother through all her pregnancies, births, and postpartum recoveries. Her first encounter with birth was when she was eight years old and invited to assist at the homebirth of her baby sister. Her desire to help bring babies safely into the world grew from that point in time. Lissa went away for college and returned with a stronger conviction to pursue her call. Visitation Birth Services was founded.
Lissa is a Certified StillBirthDay (SBD) Doula. She continues to develop her skills and acquire education to better serve families.
Lissa looks forward to caring for your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum needs.
Lena has vast birth experience as the mother of twelve children; seven living and five angel babies. Her first baby was delivered in the hospital with standard medical intervention. Her less than desirable experience inspired her to seek something different for her next birth. After praying and researching alternatives, she was led to homebirth, which was all that she had hoped for and more. Lena’s later pregnancy experiences included two more homebirths, two traumatic planned cesareans due to placenta previa, a NICU stay, and two successful VBACs. She has also experienced several prenatal losses and a misdiagnosed miscarriage.
In spite of the challenges she has faced during her birth journeys, she has also experienced great joy and blessing. She is intimately aware of the potential for trauma and healing for mothers and families. It is this awareness that fuels her desire to support and love families safely through the gentle, peaceful and joyful birth experience they deserve.
Lena has always had a passion for learning about all things related to birth. Becoming a certified doula was a very natural step in that lifelong pursuit.
Lena is a Certified SBD Doula.