About me

Lisa Ferland-20low

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Lisa Ferland has a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from Emory University and she currently works as a public health consultant in addition to pursuing her writing career.

Lisa has given birth in the US and in Sweden and experienced two ends of the spectrum in pain-free birth—one with drugs and one without. Is it possible to experience a pain-free drug-free childbirth? You’ll have to read her chapter in Knocked Up Abroad to find out.

Her writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal Expat, ParentCo, Kinstantly, Motherly, Mamalode, Good Men Project, The Local Sweden, MotherUs, and Slow Travel Stockholm, and she has been interviewed on numerous podcasts. See her total list of publications here.

She loves connecting with mothers around the world and discovering the fascinating ways women give birth and parent around the globe. Knocked Up Abroad and Knocked Up Abroad Again are her book babies because she’s done having baby babies.

Get in touch via email lisa@knockedupabroad.com.

If you want more information on self-publishing, editing, crowdfunding, or other services, check out Lisa’s professional website lisaferland.com.


Love to hear the sound of my voice? Take a listen to any of the fun podcasts below.

I’ve talked about hypnobirthing, home birthing, living abroad, raising kids in Sweden, entrepreneurship, self-publishing, and crowdfunding on the podcasts below.

Motherbirth.co: Unmedicated, pain-free birth

Taking Route: Finding your parenting style in the foreign and familiar

Parenting Abroad: Living in Stockholm, Sweden with Lisa Ferland

Hiraeth Magazine: Knocked Up Abroad

Tandem Nomads: How to self-publish and crowdfund your book with Lisa Ferland

Firefly Coaching: Marketing tips about confidence, content, and consistency from author, Lisa Ferland

Thriving Abroad: How stories of birth abroad led to an exciting new career

San Diego Book Review: Lisa Ferland, Knocked Up Abroad