A Postpartum Doula is a person trained and experienced in providing care during the first few days or weeks following childbirth. Postpartum Doulas, unlike a baby nurse, nurture the whole family and do not just care for the baby. A Postpartum Doula comes to the mother’s home to help care for and educate the new family. She may offer instruction on newborn care, mother care, breastfeeding, and parenting. She may also offer help with the household chores, sibling care and meals. Please inquire with each Doula as to what services she offers as they vary among each individual.
My job as a Postpartum Doula is to provide education, support, and evidence based information to the family during the postpartum period. I provide support and education, as it is needed for each specific family. My duties include meal preparation, laundry, dish washing, bottle preparation, errands, and light housekeeping. In addition I can provide help in organizing the baby’s space to better fit your needs. I also help support breast–feeding, bottle–feeding, cloth diapers, and any choices the parent’s make in parenting. It is my goal to make sure the family is confident and comfortable in their new roles as parents. I also offer newborn care classes. Please contact me for more information and to set up your free consultation.
The birth of a child is by far the most important event a woman will experience in life. It sets the stage for her season of motherhood, and is the tangible start of the relationship between mother and child. During this amazing time, second only to the health of mother and baby is ensuring the best possible birth experience overall. As a Doula I recognize the most integral piece necessary can be a mother's main support person and dedicate my time and efforts into supporting her support! A doula does not replace, but compliments the dynamic of a mother and her main support person. When needed, I am experienced and feel comfortable in providing sole labor support.
I have lived on O'ahu for 12 years; currently living in Kapolei with my husband and our four children. I intend on spending my lifetime in the service of women and their families. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, being outdoors, and devouring chocolates!
As your Postpartum Doula, I will work to help you obtain your goals. I consider myself your professional assistant, and I am unbiased and able to assist you in "your" choices for your infant(s) care. My duties change from day to day, as the needs of the family change. Part of my role is to educate the family by sharing information about the baby’s care, breast-feeding and making sure the mother’s family is taken care of.
I have over 30 years of experience in supporting mothers and their families after childbirth. I am a certified Postpartum and Birth Doula through DONA International and a certified Labor Doula through the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) and I am certified in Lactation Counseling. I also specialize in working with "multiple birth" families.
I help couples get ready for the birth of their child through two different classes. In all my teachings I encourage women to find and embrace the power within while educating them about the normal process of labor and birth. The Thoughtful Birth course is 6 weeks long and aims to make parents aware of their options for birth and supports and empowers them to make the most thoughtful decisions for their birth. The class provides information on how to have a healthy pregnancy and postpartum/breastfeeding experience. It also teaches you about the labor and birth process and gives you tools to help you find comfort in labor and birth. The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth classes prepare you for a natural unmedicated birth experience. A major focus of The Bradley Method® is to prepare the mother’s partner to support her on this journey.
In addition, I offer private childbirth classes that cover many of the same topics. For more information please visit the websites linked above or contact me by phone or via email. I have 3 naturally born and breastfed children and I also offer Labor Doula and postpartum Doula services.
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