Aloha! My name is Pua. I was born and raised on this beautiful island of O'ahu. I had my only child at 18, who is now 17 years old. Being pregnant and embarking this journey called motherhood at such a young age instantly brought fear, not knowing how I will cope. Without the support and guidance from my Aunty as my doula, I would not have had the birth that she assisted me in as "My" birth. I discovered so much about the broken birth system in America, even as a young adult, and am learning that mothers deserve more. Through the years, I am inspired to learn and help other mothers to navigate "Your" birth, so I decided to become a doula. The power of birth amazes me because it is a true reflection of our Creator. I hold a deep gratitude for the birthing process. I am honored to witness a life being brought into this world as it takes its first breath. I have the ability to work with families, planting a seed, lending physical and emotional support, presence, and reassurance. When I'm not working as a doula, I love being a homemaker, a doTERRA wellness advocate, and a Tahitian dance instructor (prenatal dance classes available). I love the ocean, but being in the mountains hiking or camping is my happy place. I am a follower of Jesus, and my ministry at home, in my community, and in the church is a top priority. I love listening to podcasts and reading books to gain knowledge in natural health, wellness, homesteading, and scripture. In my freetime you can also find me exercising, doing outdoor activities, cooking and eating food. I would love to connect with you as your doula. My passion is to nurture and empower women and their partners in their journey. Mahalo!
Trained Labor and Birth Doula
Having our first child was going to be memorable no matter what, but the best decision we made as we prepared to become a family of three was hiring Pua.
Even though our birthing experience was not exactly as planned, it was a wonderful experience all the same thanks to Pua. Pua’s knowledge about what was possible made choosing what was right for our family so easy because she helped us think through and identify all options and encouraging us to be clear with our birth plan. She invested in getting to know us first so she was able to help us prioritize and make decisions. Also having Pua available 24/7 to text or call with any random questions was very valuable.
Moreover, Pua was treasured by our health care team. Every nurse who came in whispered to me how much they love working with her. I can see why! Pua swept in and turned our room into a calming spa in mere minutes with scent, lighting and music.
Perhaps you’re like we were, hearing that you should consider a doula but aren’t sure you want to share the most intimate experience of your life with a stranger. We worried about that too, but never felt anything other than relief and ease in Pua’s presence. We trusted her to guide and coach us and she did! I also believe Pua’s kind and gentle personality makes her a wonderful fit for all types of families seeking a doula." Anais F.