Certified Labor and Birth Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula
My name is Kehaulani Avicolli and I was born and raised on this beautiful island of Oʻahu, and currently live in Kailua with my husband and our two-year old little boy. When I became pregnant, I was instantly excited to learn about this new journey we were about to embark on and wanted to be as prepared as I could be for this blessing to join us on earth. After a very healthy pregnancy and birth, but not very satisfying labor in the hospital, I quickly realized that things don’t always go as planned, and I was yet to discover so much about the broken birth system in America. I was so motivated to learn more about helping others that I decided to become a Doula through a fantastic online program with Doula Trainings
I had a big village growing up and all my mothers (mom, aunties, grandmas) have impacted me greatly. Though when I look back at their birth stories, most of them unfortunately were not satisfying, some were disrespected, unvalued, or were a part of something that they would have done differently. My goal as a doula is to really engage and serve families in my community, in hopes to have some part in strengthening their birth and postpartum experiences in Hawaiʻi. There really is a need for doulas here, to guide birthing individuals with unbiased and non-judgmental support, and I am so inspired to encourage parents to know their options and worth. It is so important to build healthy bonds and relationships from the very beginning and will shape who you are forever.
Besides this new and amazing journey as a doula, I love being a stay-at-home mom! When I’m not having fun chasing my toddler around, we are usually out and about enjoying time with our family and friends. The ocean is a huge part of our lives and can usually find us surfing, paddling, swimming, hiking or just soaking up fresh air and sunshine. I love to exercise and stay healthy, and eat/cook really good food (and chocolate!) We are so blessed to live in the most beautiful place in the world.
Congratulations on this monumental and beautiful time! I am beyond honored and
happy to serve and support you and your family. I look forward to meeting and getting to know such wonderful people! MAHALO NUI.
Kehau is currently only accepting clients looking for postpartum doula services and belly binding.