Meet our Birth Believer Ohana Nui Doulas!
As we teach in our classes, the Doula you select should fit your personality and birth plan like a glove on your hand or like a Cinderella Slipper on your foot. Each Doula is an independant practitioner.
We encourage you to get to know each one of these amazing women by their biography then make contact with them directly via the email link below their story.
Each Doula is Fully Trained by DONA and have different experiences and expertise to share with you about their calling to this incredible journey known as......Birth!!!! ❤️
Aloha! My name is Jackie.
I was born and raised on the east side of O’ahu, currently residing in Kailua. I have two young children, Liam and Hailey. Before pregnancy, I always had a fascination with birth. I, almost every time, was brought to tears listening to peoples birth stories. Just seeing their faces light up when they talked about the long-awaited moment they got to meet their baby made me even more excited for when my time was to come.
A few years later, I became pregnant with my first and I knew that I deeply desired a natural birth. I was so excited and looking forward to having my own story to share, but that soon turned into fear when I thought to myself “wow, this is really happening” *insert panic emoji here lol. Aside from all the amazing birth stories I’ve heard, I quickly realized that I was somehow holding onto fearful images ingrained in my mind from the way birth is portrayed on TV, and from my own family's stories. I knew that I needed to do something to change that if I wanted the type of birth I desired.
Then, a few dear friends of ours recommended the Birth Believers course. We jumped wholeheartedly into the class feeling hopeful but not knowing what to expect and we were blown away. Not only did the course completely change my perspective, but we felt so well informed that we decided the right option for us was to plan for a home birth.
We went on to have an amazing birth with the Birth Believers including the fundamental support of a doula and It was shortly after that I realized I not only was more in love with the birth world but I truly felt a calling to be a part of it. I wanted to be a doula, and to further my education in hopes that I could provide the same support that helped me through labor.
Birth is beautiful because of its spontaneity and the surrendering that takes place in its natural process. I believe mothers deserve more than what they see on TV and more than what our broken system in America provides. Although birth is spontaneous and doesn't always go as planned, it is my goal as a doula to help mothers feel safe, supported, and satisfied with their pregnancy and birth experiences (no matter where they choose to birth).
Aside from furthering my birth education, I enjoy spending my time outdoors. I love getting in a good weight lifting session alongside my husband, spending time with my children in our pool outback, and curling up on the couch with our three cats watching a rom com.
Someone once told me, to find the right doula is like finding your “Cinderella glass slipper”. It is my hope to be the right ‘fit’ for you and it would be my honor to support your family through one of your most significant moments together in welcoming your baby into the world.
My name is Rebekah and I am a 22 year veteran doula and professional childbirth educator. Along with my beloved husband and amazing children, I live on the Windward side of O’ahu. I am passionate about helping women (and their spouses or partners) to have the best birth that they can imagine. Apart from birthwork, I am a homeschooling mom, creative artist (writer, musician, dancer/choreographer), and community educator with 30 years of experience as an instructor in many fields.
As a birth professional, I believe that education and knowledge is empowering and that women deserve to have their needs - spiritually, emotionally, physically - met during the glorious process of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum.
My personal miraculous birth journeys - as well as the privilege of having successfully coached hundreds of women in birth for over two decades - has given me a rich, expansive insight on childbirth. It is my deeply held belief that the process of pregnancy birth and can, and largely should, be gentle, safe, and sacred.
If these beliefs resonate with your heart, I would love to have the opportunity to talk together about how my expertise in doula support could benefit you and your family. Please feel free to reach out to me when it feels right to you.
Aloha friends, My name is Rachel Brians. I moved to the island in 2008 to help my older sister with the birth of her first child. It was then that I fell in love with the miracle of childbirth. Fourteen years later, after weaning my 4th baby, I decided to pursue becoming a doula so I could continue to be a part of the miracle of birth,even after I finish having children of my own. The week after completing my DONA certification I found out I was pregnant with our 5th child. With the help of my doula training, and a few friends, I decided to have a home birth after having the other 4 children naturally in the hospital. My first hand experience of both home and hospital births has given me insight to how beautiful and wonderful a mother’s body is and how to help mothers bring forth life with strength and beauty.
Hi Everyone! My name is Krystle Ilar and I absolutely LOVE everything about birth!
I am a proud mama to 4 handsome boys that range from 2-18 years old.
I had my oldest sone in the hospital and while my hospital birth wasn't a bad experience at all, it wasn't till I went to a Birth Believers Class (8 years later), that I realized that my birth experience wasn't even close to the most amazing experince that it could've been had I been informed and were aware of the many options that were available to me.
Because I went through the class with Birth Believers, I felt informed and comfortable enough to make the decision to have a home birth with my second, third, and fourth births. Each experience was amazing and so special in tis own way and with each experience, I had the most loving and supportive birth team by my side. My midwife, and doula (s), were everything that I needed and more. I felt so safe, so comforted, so heard, and so loved.
The world of pregnancy and birth excites me so much that when I find out friends, family, or friends of friends are exptecting, I am always the first to want to share the class hosted by Birth Believers and always want to share the amazing benefits of having a Doula by your side. During one of my excited birth conversations, the mom-to-be stopped me and asked, "Have you thought about being a Doula? Would you like to be MY Doula?" ?
It ws at that moment when I felt a lightbulb turn on and thought, "Could I really be a Doula? Could I be that kind of amazing birth supporter that was by my side with my births for other women?" As I pondered that thought more, my thinking started to change from that to, "I want to be there to support women and their birth plans. Iwant to be there to love them when they're so tired and to bring encouragement to them when they need it."
So with that said, HERE I AM!
I am here to love you, support you, encourage you, and walk alongside you through your pregnancy, your birth, and your postpartum, and possibly to be a become a lifelong friend.
I look forward to meeting you!