Trained Birth Doula
My name is Gracie, and I am so excited about the birth journey you are about to embark on. Whether as
an expectant new parent or as a tried veteran, it is thrilling and exciting and I would be honored to be a
part of it. I was born and raised here on the Windward side with my two brothers, and then went off to
the mainland to attend Wheaton College in Illinois. There I became a student athletic trainer and fell in
love with working on the body; strengthening it, helping it heal, and seeing just how powerful and
capable the human body is. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Health Science and went on to
work at Queens hospital.
Slowly but surely my mind and heart, along with the right people, brought me into the birth world.
During my time at Queens Hospital, I was able to spend some time on the Labor and Delivery floor, and
it deeply impacted me. It is because of my time there and from hearing stories from deeply loved sisters
that I want to be a doula. I want to bring back the beauty, strength, dignity of labor and birth. I want to
educate and empower women so they can have the birth of their choice-however that may look. I
believe that how women interpret their birth, will affect every aspect of their lives. It will affect how
they view themselves as women, as mothers and as partners; and so, mothers viewing themselves as
strong and educated during their labor is so important. It is something I believe it is sorely lacking in
many births today. And so, it is my hope to restore that; one mother at time, one birth at a time.
I am currently a fully trained birth doula pursuing my certification and continuing my education in Post-