Pacific Birth Collective

island of Maui












Pacific Birth Collective

Island of Maui










Pacific Birth Collective

  Island of Maui


Maui After Birth support  

 postpartum doulas

Being a New mother can be a challenging transition and now add in social distancing and an uncertainty about having your support team around you and it may start to feel like your tipping over the edge of what you can handle.   You dont need to do this alone!

Postpartum Doulas are women who are trained to support new families through the transition of having a new baby.  They are here to help you make a plan and answer your questions!  Call (808) 464-6931  any time day or night to speak to one of our amazing community volunteer Doula's!


Other Resources:

For a list of island Counselors and medical professional check here

For Maui Breastfeeding resources check here

To attend an online Mother baby circle check here

If you are concerned about yourself of or a Loved one read more here

A note on Meal trains during Covid-19:   If family and friends are offering to bring you food ask them to bring you something warm and nourishing that can be reheated to destroy potential pathogens.  

Acronym Definitions

CD—Certified Doula

CBE—Certified Breastfeeding Educator

CLE—Certified Lactation Educator

DONA—Doulas of North America

ECE—Early Childhood Education

IBCLC—International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

MSWClinical Social Worker

PCDCertified Postpartum Doula


Is the baby moon sliding into the baby blues?

You are not alone. You are not to blame. If you or someone you know might be experiencing symptoms of prenatal or postpartum mood or anxiety disorder, know that it is treatable and you have taken a very important first step. There is someone in your area who can help you if you are experiencing any of the following: depressed, irritable, exhausted, unlike yourself, sadness, anger, guilt, worry, feelings of inadequacy.  *This statement was adapted from postpartum.net.

The following is not meant to be a diagnostic tool, but rather a way for new mothers and their support persons to recognize their feelings and to be empowered to take action if they need help. 

BABY BLUES 

  • Common between day 4 and 12 Postpartum

    Postpartum Depression (PPD)

    • Can happen a few days to months after birth.
    • May experience feelings of restless, worthlessness, guilt, irritability, depression, excessive crying, no energy, headaches, chest pains, trouble sleeping, weight flux, trouble focusing, decision making, overly worrying about baby, lack of interest in infant, being afraid of hurting baby or self.
    • When a woman’s ability to function is affected, she needs to seek help.

      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

      • Many women are wrongly diagnosed with PPD.
      • Medications for PPD will not work for PTSD.
      • May experience symptoms of PPD plus flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks, numbed emotions, sleeping difficulties, problems with concentration, irritability or anger.
      • When a woman’s ability to function is affected, she needs to seek help.

        Postpartum Psychosis

        • Very serious mental illness.
        • Can happen quickly, often within 3 months of birth.
        • Woman can loose touch with reality, experience auditory hallucinations & delusions, insomnia, feeling agitated and angry, strange feelings and behaviors.
        • Women who have postpartum psychosis require someone else to seek the treatment they need right away.

        If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.  Don't wait!

        Hawaii Suicide Prevention hotline call 800-753-6879

        For the 24-hr domestic violence hotline please call 808-877-9888

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