Certified Birth Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator
My name is Fiona Custer. I am originally from Australia but have been living around the world since I was 12. Growing up the daughter of a Midwife and Maternal Child Health Nurse, birth and the love for it has been around me my whole life! I believe it was innately hard wired into my system while I was still in the womb! Before I became a Doula in 2013, I was always the one begging to hear labor stories and asking to touch bellies and feel the baby kick.
After the birth of my first daughter in 2010, and experiencing a labor that didn’t go at all according to ‘my plan’ I knew I wanted to delve into that area of life even more and strive to help other women feel empowered by and supported in their births. I began watching documentaries, reading articles and books and talking with other Doula’s or birth professionals to glean any knowledge that I could.
I used a Doula for my following two births in 2012 and 2014 and both were incredible experiences! The knowledge and calming presence she brought to my delivery room was invaluable. My husband and I couldn't have appreciated her more.
When I finally decided to follow my dream of becoming a Doula, I knew the moment I walked in my first day of training that I had arrived at my calling. My heart starts to race and I get a HUGE smile whenever I get to talk about pregnancy and birth. I tell people that I could talk for hours about it, and I’m not even joking!
My husband and I moved to Oahu to settle down and raise our family in 2016 and soon after delivered our 4th child at home with an amazing midwife. Another life changing experience that has deepened my love for birth and women having the option to be able to birth wherever and however they’d like.
If I’m not helping moms and partners bring their precious children into the world, you can find me chasing around my loud and spirited 4 daughters, laughing with my husband or catching up with dear friends around this stunning rock we all find ourselves on.
I can’t wait to chat and dream with you about your desired birth day and would be honored to be there to support you on that amazing day. Mahalo!