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.
The time immediately following the birth of your baby is one that will set the tone for the parent–child bond that will carry on for the rest of your lives. It is imperative that you surround your new little family with the support and care needed to allow you to learn about your new baby in peace and comfort. As a Postpartum Doula, my job is help you reach your early parenting goals without missing out on the magic of those first few months with your new little one.
The first year of my journey as a doula unfolded beautifully with the support and openness of over 40 families. I have been involved with Birthing Programs specializing support in multi–cultural, multi–lingual support, and young mothers under 22, private clients who I have had the blessing to meet, and being a part of the Board of Directors of a non–profit Doula organization. I commit to doing my best in supporting your experience so it will be remembered as you hoped and wished for it to be.
I am blessed to know what it feels like first–hand to be well supported (and the other way around) when having a baby and growing with him. I am bilingual in English and Japanese, building my home in Honolulu with my loving ever–growing ohana.
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.
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.
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, breastfeeding and making sure the mother’s family is taken care of. 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.
Tasha Hakeem, DONA Trained Birth & Postpartum Doula
“When Survivors Give Birth” Certificate
I am a DONA–trained Birth & Postpartum Doula. I am passionate about seeing mothers given the opportunity of informed choice so their pregnancy, birth, delivery and post–partum times are empowering experiences. Each are life–changing moments for a woman, her partner and baby and a vital time to be supported as one unit.
Personally, I am the mother to two toddlers who fill my life with wonder and joy! With my first, I birthed with the support of my husband and Doula at a hospital; with my second baby, my husband supported me throughout a waterbirth at home. Both experiences had different unique elements. It would be an honour to walk with you and your family in this.
Serving families on the Big Island, Hawai´i.