Belly Binding and Lomi Lomi
Certified Labor and Birth Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor, Trained Childbirth Educator, Certified Bengkung Belly Bind Specialist
My name is Kehaulani Avicolli and I was born and raised on this beautiful island of Oʻahu. I currently live in Kaneohe with my two young keiki, Kua’ōhū and Kāpi’inani. When I became pregnant with my first, 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. After a healthy pregnancy, but not very satisfying labor experience in the hospital, I quickly realized that things don’t always go as “planned.” I was yet to discover so much about the broken birth system in America, and I knew that mothers deserved more. I was so motivated to learn about helping others navigate pregnancy-postpartum that I decided to become a Doula.
I had a big village growing up and all my mothers (mom, aunties, grandmas) have played a great part in shaping who I am as a mom. 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.
Currently I am limiting birth clients to one a month, but I am supporting many postpartum moms and families full time here at BEST Birth Hawaii. I am mostly active with offering Bengkung Belly Binding + Lomi Lomi (massage) sessions. I am also a and certified Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor and a trained Childbirth Educator working towards a Lamaze certification.
When I’m not supporting families as a doula, I love being a stay/work-at-home mom with another side health business I am growing. The ocean is a huge part of our lives and can usually find us surfing, paddling, swimming, hiking or just hanging out with family and friends at the beach. I am always listening to an audiobook or podcast when I’m driving (which is a lot) and at a season of my life where personal growth, health education and mindful healing is a top priority. I love to exercise, stay healthy and eat/cook really good food (and chocolate!)
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 was the doula of our dreams! She empowered us to advocate for the birth we wanted, and was the embodiment of calm throughout the entire process of labor. We truly believe that her presence led to the success of our natural birth.