ʻĀina Hānau means birthplace and provides labor and postpartum services in addition to energy healing work. My goal is to honor each baby’s birthplace by making sure the family feels informed, cared for and safe through their sacred experience.
After years of traveling, working in a women’s shelter, and serving with AmeriCorps, I understood the collective importance and value of supporting families during the parental development years and trained as a labor and postpartum doula through Birth Arts International, CAPPA, and ProDoula. My passion for this work stems from a desire to create a community that empowers people to take ownership of their body and wellness, to provide compassion, and to nurture families during times of transition. All of my experiences have broadened my perspective forming my desire for birth, postpartum care, and healing work. I have a background in Sociology and Anthropology, and I am constantly continuing my education as a Reiki practitioner, and currently enrolled in an intensive women’s herbal and ethno-botanical studies program. I respect and honor all types of parenting choices and loves to learn from others through an exploration of their cultural mores and rituals. I have committed myself to humanitarian work locally and abroad, living and breathing the community, and as a result, learning and growing as a nurturer.