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.
As your Postpartum Doula I am there to help you make the transition of bringing a new baby home go more smoothly. Being a first time parent, having twins or triplets, or bringing home a sibling all have their challenges. It can be extremely helpful to have a caring, trained and experienced woman there to help you be the BEST parent you can be. Services include: mothering/pampering the new mother, breastfeeding support, newborn care, caring for siblings, supporting all family members with practical and emotional needs, meal preparation, light housework and more. For more information please visit the website linked above or contact me by phone or via email.
I have 3 naturally born and breastfed children. I am also a Bradley Method® Instructor and post labor doula.
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.
Tasha Hakeem, DONA Trained Birth & Postpartum Doula
“When Survivors Give Birth” Certificate
2014 POSTPARTUM AVAILABILITY Jan–April; Aug–Dec
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; and we’re looking forward to the upcoming birth of our third baby this year! Each of my pregnancies and birth experiences have been unique, which has enhanced the way I care for and educate my clients.
It would be an honour to walk with you and your family in this.
Serving families on the Kona side of Big Island, Hawai´i.
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 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.
Every mom or family needs support and encouragement after the birth as well. As a Postpartum Doula, I will provide you with education and care that will help create a smooth transition in the postpartum period. My role is tailored to what your family needs, and duties may include information on baby care, breastfeeding support, and other household tasks such as running errands and meal preparation. Check out my website for more information and to find helpful links and resources for birth, babies, and beyond!
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.