Birth and Postpartum Doula, Essential Oils Educator, Postpartum Belly Wrapper
Congratulations on your pregnancy. What a special season you are entering into.
My name is Jenna Clarke. I was born and raised on the North Shore of O’ahu. My Kiwi husband and I lived in New Zealand for 7 years, where our daughters were born. I planned for and was blessed to experience two wonderful, natural child births under the care of my midwife. Through these experiences and my professional background in health system management, I became more aware of the maternity system in America (thank you Ricki Lake and The Business of Being Born).
Once we moved back to Hawai’i, I started thinking about becoming a doula. It seemed a natural fit with my role as essential oil educator. After watching my best friend navigate the maternity system on Mau’i and seeing the limited options available to her (eg only an OB in the hospital), I knew being a doula was what I wanted to do next. I completed my training in 2014, and now love supporting parents through their pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
Having a doula can increase the chances of you experiencing the birth you want. I look forward to discussing your options for birthing on O’ahu. Mahalo nui loa and congratulations again on your little blessing.