Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsulator
Aloha, expecting parents! My name is Maggie. I grew up on the Big Island of Hawai’i and have been living on O’ahu since 2011. I have made multiple (failed) attempts at living on the mainland throughout the years, but my heart always brings me back to Hawai’i. This place truly is magic.
As passionate as I am about this place that I call home, I have an even greater passion for childbirth. What an unmatched, beautiful, mind-blowing, and world-changing experience! My fascination began as a child, watching “A Baby Story” on TLC with my mom. There was something about the birthing process that piqued my interest from a young age. My interest has grown leaps and bounds into a main focus of my adulthood. Hearing birth stories from my friends and relatives (and from strangers on YouTube) has put me on a path where I know that I want childbirth to be a big part of my life.
It is truly heartbreaking that many parents don’t find fulfillment in their births. There is a list that is too long of people who have had traumatic birthing experiences, and I feel powerfully drawn to do something to help fix that. Every woman deserves the birth of their dreams, whichever way they feel most empowered.
By supporting and advocating for you, my ultimate goal as your doula would be to help guide you toward a positive birth experience. I would do that by listening to you, fully understanding your desires, and doing everything in my power to get you there. I would be with you every step of the way, ensuring that you and your partner never feel alone.
I am currently caring a little one of my own and will not be taking any doula clients in 2023. I will continue teaching the Sunday childbirth classes in town and I am looking forward to seeing you in class!
Certified Labor and Birth Doula, Trained Childbirth Educator, Trained Placenta Specialist
Maggie's birth class was great. She set the perfect tone for the class on our first day. Having recently given birth herself, she shared some of her own birth story and let us know that even when things don't go as you plan, that doesn't mean your birth experience still can't be positive. Her class was very informative, yet somehow, she also found a way to make a birth class fun. She answered any and all questions we had and made herself available outside of class for questions as well. I was set to give birth at the same hospital with the same doctors she did, and it was great to be able to ask someone with first hand experience my questions. When I was at a loss as to what exactly I should stock up on for postpartum supplies at home, I reached out to her and she gave me a list (including tips on how to make padsicles). My pregnancy was incredibly difficult on my mental health and I decided early on that I didn't want to try to have a natural birth and that I wasn't going to breastfeed. Maggie supported my choices without any judgement or hesitation. Even now that the class is over she has checked in to see how things are going since our baby was born. I'm so glad we had Maggie as a teacher for this experience. -Coby