“Our bodies must work pretty well, or there wouldn’t be so many humans on the planet.”
— Ina May Gaskin

Welcome to the collaboration of Katie DiBenedetto, Stacie LePert, and Kelly Watkins - three bad-ass doulas running wild in Arizona. We believe there is nary a crisis that can't be solved with a good orgasm, a rockin' massage, and a fresh green juice. Our style is based on the belief that women possess all of the knowledge and wisdom they will ever need - we are here to simply encourage and guide you towards activating your primal, intuitive all-knowing. Women are powerful creators - a capability that should be celebrated and revered, versus quieted and feared.
Make Contact: 480.343.9215, katie@2doulasonamission.com 

How We Can Serve You

2 Doulas on a Mission

2 Doulas on a Mission is a globally reaching community-centered hub that acts as a base for women to connect and find the information, services, and resources they need related to pregnancy, birth, and women's health in general. Locally - in Phoenix, AZ - we provide doula care, crafter placentas, massage mamas, and nourish families with healthy food. Globally we coordinate referrals, connect women to the services and providers they need, put out blogs and podcasts, and always strive to expeand our social networking reach. 

2 Doulas on a Mission's work with women and families is ever evolving – always shifting and reshaping as a result of personal growth, and a deep desire to serve women in the highest capacity.

Transparency is the name of the game here. We are not attached to getting/keeping you as a client, rather our focus is on seeing you as a sister and getting you the information and services that you want and deserve. This could be anything from finding you the perfect doula to giving you the low down on different valley hospitals to pointing you towards research about VBAC to connecting you with a great online community for breastfeeding support. 

Just ask! We're here to help. 480-343-9215 :: katie@2doulasonamission.com

Who Are We?

Katie DiBenedetto: Co-founder, blogger, doula, placenta crafter, podcaster, amateur photographer, globe trotter, kitchen wizard. 

Katie DiBenedetto: Co-founder, blogger, doula, placenta crafter, podcaster, amateur photographer, globe trotter, kitchen wizard. 


Meet Katie.....

My work with women started with a very powerful dream that prompted me to google "birth". I had absolutely no interest in the topic as the whole thing seemed like a horrid, bloody pain fest that I wanted nothing to do with (thanks T.V, movies and media in general!) Through my research, that programming was quickly shattered, and shortly after the dream, I dove into birth work. I put in notice at my corporate job and all elements of my mainstream life continued to crumble - I discovered a more holistic way of living, I stopped using chemicals in my home and on my body, I started eating locally and organically and I looked at my body as a whole being - mental, physical, spiritual, emotional - for the first time. All of that led to me getting divorced, traveling Europe solo, and then returning to fall in love with my best friend of many years.

When I'm not knee deep in placentas, I enjoy frisbee, cooking, hosting couch surfers, talking about foreskin restoration, and cuddling. I also love being photographerd while pointing at my favorite objects. I travel whenever I get the chance, with a particular love for European adventures. I am a native of Phoenix, AZ, aside from living in New York City in 2005, and several long stints of travel.


Meet Kelly....

I am the youngest of 5, and am mother to 5, ranging in age from 14 to 29 years, who I was lucky enough to mostly raise on a farm in New Mexico. My journey into birth work has been a long time coming, and started with my own births: 3 of them were vaginal births, 1 c-section and 1 v-bac. I then worked as an RN for 18 years spending the first half of that as a labor and delivery nurse and the second half as a hospice/end of life nurse. I love that the energy of those 2 things are so similar. While still working as a nurse, I became a Hatha Yoga Instructor in 2002 - this was the beginning of my yearning for holistic living. After leaving medicine in 2011 I went to back to school and became a Licensed Massage Therapist, and Integrative Polarity/Cranial Sacral practitioner. After studying holistic nutrition, my daughter and I started Arizona's first organic cold pressed juice company. I am passionate about the natural transition in and out of life and consider it my instinctual language. I delight in everything around mothering, gardening, loving, making cool shit, rusty metal, funky architecture, fermented foods, traveling, and nature.

Kelly Watkins: Massage Therapist, Cranial Sacral Wizard, Nutritional Educator, Doula. 

Kelly Watkins: Massage Therapist, Cranial Sacral Wizard, Nutritional Educator, Doula. 

Stacie LePert: placenta crafter, doula, crocheter, art freak, birth rights activist, Potterhead until the very end.

Stacie LePert: placenta crafter, doula, crocheter, art freak, birth rights activist, Potterhead until the very end.

Meet Stacie....

Having come from the Pacific Northwest, I've always been interested in a more natural way of living. However, I didn't shake hands with "the birth world" until after my son was born in 2010.

I was hooked.

Becoming immersed in the birth world led me to the art of placenta preparation and I am honored to serve women in this capacity.

I cofounded Arizona Birth Rights and am proud to have stood in front of the state capitol protesting with fellow mamas and mamas-to-be who want to see more birthing options in Arizona. {The fight is not yet over....}

Other things in life I adore: crochet, art, tattoos, Harry Potter and collecting classic gaming consoles. I can school you in Kung Fu on the NES, any day. Family is always first for me.



Love Letters

“I met with Katie early in my pregnancy to learn more about placenta encapsulation. She was kind and sympathetic over lunch, as I shared the struggles of my first post-partum experience with her. She answered all of my questions about placenta encapsulation and shared positive testimony from other women. Katie came to the hospital after I delivered our son to pick up my placenta and two days later brought the finished product (I chose capsules and a tincture) to our home, making the process enitrely seamless for me. I remember thinking what a blessing that I did not have to think about the “logistics” of this in the first hours and days after my son was born. I am now four months post-partum and still taking my placenta capsules. I am now a firm believer in the power of ingesting my placenta. Although the first months have been challenging, I have felt more balanced and resilient than I did after the birth of our daughter. Also, I make a LOT of milk (there have been some studies linking placenta ingestion and increased milk supply). When our post-partum doula went out of town, Katie happily filled in for a few nights. She gracefully filled the shoes of our regular doula, moving quiety through our home in the wee hours of the night. I trusted that Katie would lovingly care for our newborn so I could get some much needed rest, and she did. I would recommend Katie to anyone considering placenta encapsulation or a post-partum doula; and I can’t imagine a post-partum experience without either!”

Jennie, March 2015

“Katie has been wonderful to me! She is one of those people who you feel like you have known forever even if you met her just yesterday. She encapsulated my placenta for me very quickly, she let me in on the breast feeding cafe that she is a part of (which was wonderful for me in my first few weeks), listened and given me great ideas, and in general is just a wealth of information! She is one person who I can really bounce ideas off of and not feel judged which is wonderful! I feel like Katie really has a passion for what she does and the people she helps. I would recommend Katie to anyone and everyone! She really seems to know her stuff and has her heart in the right spot.”

Mary, March 2015


“I was lucky enough to have found Katie through a mutual acquaintance and am so thankful for it!! I was about 30 weeks pregnant with my third child (my other two are 3 years old and 13 months old) and my husband is deployed so, I had my hands full!! Katie is a warm soul and I felt comfortable with her the moment I shook her hand. We discussed her variety of services as well as the details of placenta medicine (which is what intrigued me to contact her in the first place). She explained all the benefits and the process (which was very simple) and I was sold! The week I delivered she came to the house and spent the day cooking a freezer full of meals for me which was such a blessing (and I am still working on those meals!). Everything was delicious and healthy and even my kids love it!! A few days after I gave birth, my placenta pills were in my possession. Katie picked up the placenta and got the pills to me, without me having to worry about or do a thing. She was a great find and I tell everyone about her.”

Jessica, January 2015

“I couldn’t possibly have been happier that I chose Katie to care for my placenta. Her energy was most welcome into our birthing and postpartum space. It was a pleasure to meet her and I knew I could entrust her with something so precious to me. I was happy to see her again when she came back to share her lovely work with us. She presented everything so beautifully. We had opted for capsules, tincture, and a tree of life print. I was so impressed by the art of all she had made, including a sweet heart-shaped umbilical cord keepsake. Her obvious love for her work is inspiring. How fortunate I was to have found her!”

Kerri, August 2014

“My experience with Katie was wonderful! She is professional, kind and caring and provides a wide array of awesome services. I had my placenta encapsulated through her service and am so happy with the results. She made me a beautiful print of my placenta, which was a work of art. I would highly recommend Katie and am very appreciative of her time and the great services she provides! (placenta print + encapsulation + cord keepsake)”

Alison, June 2014


“When i first heard about placenta encapsulation and all of the benefits i knew i had to have it done. i had already started feeling a little blue, i knew that i would need a little help after my baby was born. i contacted katie and asked about encapsulation and i knew after talking to her we were a good match. after i had my son we dropped my placenta off to her and a couple of days later i received my package in the mail. i opened it and got the sweetest surprise, she had included my umbilical cord and placenta print. i honestly cried, it was so sweet. i would, and have recommended her to everyone i know. thank you katie!”

Sandhal,  June 2013

“I received my (placenta) package and was astonished. You did such excellent and beautiful work. Thank you so much for the gift you were able to give me. I am so touched, beyond words. I very much appreciate you, thank you! ♥ (placenta print + encapsulation + cord keepsake + preserved membranes)”

Crystal, May 2013


“I can not say enough praise about these two ladies who have touched our lives and helped guide my wife and I though one of the most important chapters of our lives. They are such amazing providers and I highly recommend 2 On a Mission for your birthing journey needs. They deliver and then some. (we provided birth doula services + placenta prints, encapsulation, and cord keepsake)”

Scott, January 2013