Pacific Birth Collective
Island of Maui
Feeling like you need some extra help? Below you will find some local community resources specifically for families with newborns, including Postpartum Doulas who generally work with a family in their home for a few hours a week after a woman has given birth. They often provide breastfeeding information, baby care education, and light housecleaning, while providing the mother and her family with the time and space to bond (or take a shower). Don't know where to start? Reach out to one of Pacific Birth Collective has been training Postpartum Doulas who are looking to assist 3 mamas for a Free 3 hour session. Find more info here: Free Postpartum Help . Is your Baby moon slipping into the baby blues or deeper? Don't wait!
For a list of island counselors and medical professionals click here
CBE—Certified Breastfeeding Educator
CLE—Certified Lactation Educator
DONA—Doulas of North America
ECE—Early Childhood Education
IBCLC—International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
MSW—Clinical Social Worker
PCD—Certified Postpartum Doula
You are not alone. You are not to blame. We are here to help. 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.
Postpartum Depression (PPD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder