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.
Jolie Stewart received her doula training in 2007 and went on to become a certified childbirth educator in 2008 as well as a Certified Doula through the Doulas of North America (DONA) organization in 2010. She has continued to learn and be involved in the birth community by teaching supernatural childbirth classes, offering her support to women in labor and birth, volunteering with Operation Special Delivery as a doula, and attending training classes on breastfeeding and homeopathics. She and her husband, Jacob, are the Lead Pastors at The Ark Christian Church in Kaneohe, Oahu where she lives with her husband and two children.
Aloha! My name is Kelsea and I was born and raised on the east side of Oahu. From a young age I knew that I wanted to be a mom. I looked forward to being pregnant and giving birth, despite my friends and relatives influencing me with their birth stories that involved trauma, fear and pain. Something in my heart told me that other perspectives and pathways had to exist regarding positive birth experience. When some close friends of mine shared their story of a beautiful, informed, educated and empowering birth experience at home, I had my prayers answered as to what direction I could take. When my husband and I became pregnant ourselves with our first born, we surrounded ourselves with strong support, proper education and lots of positive reinforcement in our decision to have a home birth. We were able to approach pregnancy and birth with confidence, peace and strength. This is where my passion and desire to spread hope to those who are fearful and hesitant about birth was sparked!
I have had two beautiful home births with my sons Luka and Mako. Lots of personal research, preparation, birth classes and the support of my birth team aided in blessing me with amazing birth experiences. I’m so thankful to have had the births that I did and my goal now is to give hope to those who are looking for the same support.
After 4 years of preschool teaching and two home births, I decided to become a stay home mom while pursuing my doula certification. I never stopped studying and reading about pregnancy, birth and holistic health practices so I decided, “Why not turn my passion into a career??” I’ve come to learn that by overcoming mental and psychological roadblocks and sticking to your convictions, beautiful and empowering birth can happen no matter where you are. Home or hospital, I am here to support YOUR decisions and provide you with the best resources in preparation for your baby’s entry into the world. Our bodies as women and mothers are incredible and I’m here to help you realize that you’re capable of!
I am so excited for you as you’re on this journey to parenthood!
I pray many blessings on you and thank you for taking time to get to know me.
I am looking forward to hearing from 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.
My name is Kim and I am a mother of a wonderful 5 year old daughter who was born with the help of a doula friend and co-worker. After learning lots through the “Birth Believers” and I was intrigued by the idea of having a birth doula. Since I had a wonderful birth experience I decided to take the doula training and become a birth doula myself.
I am a registered nurse by trade and feel really passionate about natural and homeopathic approaches especially when it comes to birthing. I am comfortable in a hospital as well as in a home setting. I will be there for you whatever you choose and I will support your wishes.
I am a fully trained birth doula working on my DONA certification. I would love to assist you, your partner and family in making your upcoming birth a wonderful experience.
Please consider reaching out for an appointment to meet and see if we can work together.
Few other tid bits about me… I am an avid exerciser- I love to workout.
Triathlon training, gym workouts, surfing and recently Juijitsu are just a few of the sports I enjoy. My daughter and I love to go to Wet N Wild in Kapolei as well as zoo, playgrounds and beach of course.
I hope your pregnancy is going well and that you will have a wonderful birth!
My name is Gracie, and I am so excited about the birth journey you are about to embark on. Whether as an expectant new parent or as a tried veteran, it is thrilling and exciting and I would be honored to be a part of it. I was born and raised here on the Windward side with my two brothers, and then went off to the mainland to attend Wheaton College in Illinois. There I became a student athletic trainer and fell in love with working on the body; strengthening it, helping it heal, and seeing just how powerful and capable the human body is. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Health Science and went on to work at Queens hospital.
Slowly but surely my mind and heart, along with the right people, brought me into the birth world. During my time at Queens Hospital, I was able to spend some time on the Labor and Delivery floor, and it deeply impacted me. It is because of my time there and from hearing stories from deeply loved sisters that I want to be a doula. I want to bring back the beauty, strength, dignity of labor and birth. I want to educate and empower women so they can have the birth of their choice-however that may look. I believe that how women interpret their birth, will affect every aspect of their lives. It will affect how they view themselves as women, as mothers and as partners; and so, mothers viewing themselves as strong and educated during their labor is so important. It is something I believe it is sorely lacking in many births today. And so, it is my hope to restore that; one mother at time, one birth at a time.
I am currently a fully trained birth doula pursuing my certification and continuing my education in Post-Partum work.