Pacific Birth Collective

Island of Maui










Pacific Birth Collective

  Island of Maui


Education, Support, and Advocacy for Birth and Wellness Choices Across Hawai'i

THE Community Doula Project 

PROVIDING ACCESS TO BIRTH  AND POSTPARTUM SUPPORT 

Are you seeking extra support for your birth? Having a doula can help you have a more positive birth experience and transition into parenthood. PBC's Community Doula Project makes doula support accessible to families in need. Families in the program will receive doula care at no cost. 


APPLICATION FOR MOTHERS AND FAMILIES

Are you a family in need of birth or postpartum support? Can you demonstrate financial and/or circumstantial need?

If so, apply here. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Chosen families, please select your doula from the list below and contact them directly for availability.

A doula is a professional labor assistant who provides physical and emotional support for pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. There are typically two types. A birth doula helps prepare you for childbirth and accompanies you (and a partner if one is present) during labor. Birth doulas are not medical professionals and do not perform medical assessments or procedures, and only attend births at the hospital or at home with a midwife present. A postpartum doula does not accompany labor but instead cares for you and your family during the postpartum period (with things like meal prep, childcare, and nursing assistance).


MEET YOUR COMMUNITY DOULAS

Chosen families, please select a birth or postpartum doula from the list below. Contact them directly for availability by clicking on their directory listing.

Makalani Fraco-Francis

Birth & Postpartum Support        

My name is Makalani Franco-Francis.  I am born and raised on Maui, a home birth mom of three keiki and a home birth assistant to the midwives of Sisterhood Midwifery. My excitement surrounding birth began with the birth of my daughter and has continuously grown. I have been a hula practitioner for 26 years. I am a Hawaiian Studies student at UHMC as well as a student of traditional healing practices. I love contributing to the empowerment of ohana and community through birth and aloha ʻĀina and I am honored to be a part of the Pacific Birth Collective.

Contact info for Maka here

Dani Langevin

Birth & Postpartum Support

I'm so excited that you're considering a doula for your birth, postpartum, or both! I provide birth doula services to families all around Maui for both home and hospital births, as well as postpartum doula services for families in South and Central Maui. I am extremely grateful to the families who choose to bring me into their family during such a vulnerable and transformational time.





Contact info for Dani here


Alysha Higgins

Postpartum Support


Alysha is a mother of 2, homebirth mother, mover, and bodyworker. She is available for birth support and also offers "mother-centered" postpartum care to mothers which includes bodywork, nutrition support, and warming therapies. As an INNATE postpartum practitioner, she teaches an educational series on the postpartum period.  Alysha's cultural/ancestral background in Indian practices of postpartum care from Trinidad and Tobago informs her perspective and ways she provides care- specifically focusing on culturally centered postpartum care. She is grateful to serve the people of Maui as a community doula.

Contact info for Alysha here.


Pahnelopi McKenzie

Birth & Postpartum Support


I am home birth mother and domestic goddess for over 21 years. I am passionate about family autonomy, reproductive justice, collaborative care that provides informed service to the families I am caring for. I work for families based on individual needs expressed and intuitive guidance. I have a deep reverence to birthing people, plants, and innate wisdom that is carried in the body. I will advocate for one's autonomy, informed consent, and physical needs while supporting in healing, encouragement, and support.

Contact info for Pahnelopi here.

Anna Diego

Birth & Postpartum Support

I am passionate about mother care with a focus on preparing for a calm, compassionate and nourishing pregnancy and birth. I stress the importance of the postpartum period where the mother’s health is the foundation of the family’s. I am very comfortable in both a home birth setting as well as hospital settings- I myself have experienced a birth without interventions as well as an emergency Cesarean. My husband and I have two young boys and we love Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, swimming, fishing and hunting. I enjoy making teas and herbal preparations and foods for our own apothecary as well as for moms in our community here in Hana.

Contact info for Anna here.

Jami Lehman

Birth & Postpartum Support

 

I am a grateful mama of 2 kids, and our family lives in Upcountry Maui. I have a love for and thrive in working with families as they prepare for birth, the transformation to parenthood, and their postpartum journey. I have been a birth and postpartum doula for 6 years and My doula training was obtained through Birth Arts International. My postpartum doula training was with PBC and I have completed a 3 day Spinning Babies course. I am constantly pursuing educational opportunities and experiences to further my knowledge, and to be able to better serve our community.

Contact info for Jami here.


Megan June

Postpartum Support




Newborn Nanny, Night-Nanny, Postpartum Doula. Infant, Child, and Adult CPR certified Offering Day & Night Newborn care. Whether you need more sleep during the night or help during the day. I offer loving, educated, and customized care for you and your family. As a professional newborn nanny I am trained and knowledgeable in normal newborn behavior, healthy sleep practices and sleep conditioning, breastfeeding, baby-wearing & soothing techniques.



Contact info for Megan here.



Farria Sial

Birth & Postpartum Support

      

Aloha my name is Farria Sial and I've lived on Maui for 3 years.  I am a Certified Holistic Doula through The Matrona. I have been guided to be a space holder and witness women desiring to experience a natural & self directed birth through their own bodies natural wisdom. I work for YOU and only YOU. I have an extensive background and experience working with children as a nanny for over 6 years. CPR cert birth & labor support unlimited text support birth plan placenta encapsulations cacao practitioner & yoga.

Contact info for Farria here.



Mary Jane Bennett

Birth Support

DONA certified, CPSS IBCLC LCCE ECE. I am an Internationally Trained and Certified Birth Doula, Perinatal Support Specialist, Childbirth/Breastfeeding Educator, and Lactation Consultant 

Aloha! Congratulations on your Pregnancy! I appreciate being considered to be your Birth Doula. I am a Mother of Four, and a Combat Veteran Spouse. I am very grateful to serve the Birthing Ohanas of Maui County. I have been an Internationally Certified Doula on Maui for over Eighteen Years, caring for Ohanas of All Walks of Life. Through my own Four Birth Experiences and one Miscarriage before my fourth baby was born, and being a Maui Birth Doula for over 180 Births, I have realized how important it is to feel secure in the care provided in the labor and birthing space environment. I have come to know, that when a Mother feels safe, heard, well informed and cared for with compassionate empathy and a kind listening heart throughout the process of labor and birth, makes a huge difference in preserving a positive memory, and having greater satisfaction with her Labor and Birth experience overall. I help create a calm, peaceful environment during labor and birth whether at Home or Hospital. I do my best to facilitate positive, well informed, shared decision making, and communication with all Clinical Care Providers. I truly believe, “There is no right or wrong way to labor and give birth, only each individual unique woman’s way to labor and give birth in her own intuitive way and time.”  I wish you all the best. Aloha nui loa! Doula Mary Jane

Contact info for Mary Jane here.


















Bonnie Slater

Postpartum Support


What a honor it has been to have worked with families since 1996 while raising my own kids. Supporting the birthing and post partum family is sacred and precious role. I see each family as unique and listen to their personal needs and desires. Mothering the mother is very important as it lays a foundation for the next generation.





Contact info for Bonnie here.



Molly Campbell

Birth & Postpartum Support



Molly began her journey as a doula after realizing time and again just how shaping the presence of unconditionally compassionate, aligned, trauma-informed care is for the experience and outcome of any threshold experience. As a doula and bodyworker with training in birth, prenatal and postpartum care, she draws on both evidence-based information, and deep listening and reflection to support you as you come into an innate sense of self-trust in creatively and mindfully envisioning and actualizing the path that best serves you and your family. She also offers tailored meal preparation, and customized wild-foraged body care products.

Contact info for Molly here.












BIRTHWORKER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Are you an aspiring birth worker? Are you a traditional birth attendant who wants to open up your clientele and pursue more professional development in birth work? Apply here for our doula scholarship! Applications have been extended to May 1st!

We can help you find a training that is in alignment for you- it may be in person or online. $400 is given as a subsidy to the selected program. Program must be chosen within 6 months of being granted to scholarship. Priority given to those who have deep roots in Hawai'i. You reside on Maui and available to participate in Pacific Birth Collective's Community Doula Project upon completion.

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