Trained Labor & Birth Doula
Aloha! My name is Erin Lutz and I love birth! I also love to help others feel educated, strong and empowered to make decisions and help themselves. Birth is life-changing and while I know the body was designed for birth sometimes it needs guidance or occasionally intervention. I desire to honor you, your partner, your hopes and dreams for your birth and be a positive and gentle support as you make an informed choice, use your voice and have the experience you desire. I truly believe in you and support any type of birth from home/family centered to hospital.
Recently we moved our family from Virginia Beach, VA, to Kailua. My husband retired from the Navy last summer and his new job relocated us to this beautiful island we affectionately call home. I am mom to four beautiful and energetic children and a teacher at heart. We have been homeschooling for 6 years. You can also find me baking sourdough, reading to my children, enjoying the great outdoors, enamored with the Ko’olau mountains, and thankful for friends and life here in Hawaii!
I had four very different births that each were an avenue to my dream and calling to be a birth doula. My first and second were induction hospital births. My husband and I had to fight for our birth plan to be honored. My third and fourth were birth centers and while they redeemed my feelings about the birth process I still missed having someone with knowledge, understanding and physical touch tending to me and my husband. My only regret is not having a doula!
There are so many emotions that come with birth and I want to be a calming presence, a resource, healing touch, and your greatest cheerleader! I look forward to meeting you and hearing your hopes and dreams for this birth. Blessings and Mahalo!