At Indian Creek, our team consists of licensed midwives, registered nurses, birth assistants, birth educators and office staff who will provide you with personalized, respectful care. We join you on your journey and walk hand in hand with you every step of the way.
Lisa Benedetto is a Certified Nurse Midwife who first began practicing midwifery in Boulder, Colorado where she lived the majority of her adult years. Although, she was born in upstate NY, she often says she grew into womanhood in Boulder, moving there at the age of 18 and residing there for over 26 years.
Lisa’s interest in the birth world began following the birth of her daughter in 1995 which was attended by a midwife in a community hospital setting. In 1997, Lisa became a DONA certified doula attending home and hospital births in Colorado. Lisa graduated from Colorado University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s in Nursing and worked as a labor and delivery nurse at University Hospital in Denver. At this time, she also had the opportunity to work as a nurse at the first freestanding birth center in Colorado, Mountain Midwifery Center. Ultimately, this is when her love with the birth center model and the dream of opening a freestanding birth center first began.
Lisa went on to complete a Master’s of Science in Nurse-Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University in 2009. Since then, she has practiced midwifery in the states of Colorado, Pennsylvania and New York and has had extensive birth experience in both the hospital and out-of-hospital community birth settings.
Lisa has attended over 1000 births and supported many more laboring mothers along the way. She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives (NYSALM) and the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC). Lisa has also worked on state legislative committees, led midwifery grant development teams and has been a midwife preceptor to many aspiring midwives along the way. Supporting physiologic birth and assisting women to make informed decisions are a few of the important values that help guide Lisa’s midwifery practices. After many years of dreaming to open a birth center in order to expand birth setting options, encourage empowered birth experiences and honor the ancient art of midwifery, it’s finally happening! Lisa is thrilled to offer her services and accessibility to a freestanding birth center in the Finger Lakes Region!