Rosi Badalamenti

Childbirth Educator

Certified Labor and Birth Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator, Midwifery Student

Aloha! My name is Rosi Badalamenti. I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan but came to Hawaii in 2014 and immediately fell in love with the island and people. My road to becoming a doula began as a young girl with my desire to one day deliver babies. This passion lead to me to immerse myself in the birthing community and taking the doula training course. After leaving the first day of training I immediately knew that being a doula was something I would be doing the rest of my life. I was awakened and emboldened to help women create the most positive and personal birthing experience for themselves and their partner.

I come from a very large Italian family with many strong women, each who have had experiences with birth that were both negative and positive. For them, giving birth in a hospital was the only option and having a birth plan with options and preferences was something unheard of. I want to change that perception of birth and be an advocate, a voice, and a support for women and their partners as they experience their own journey with birth.

Congratulations on this beautiful journey you are on and I am so excited to be able to partake in it with you.

We learned so much in the 6 week child birth class that helped us feel prepared and informed for the natural birth we hoped for. Rosi was a wonderful instructor, caring and so knowledgeable. She found a great balance of engaging, interactive ways to deliver a lot of information and left plenty of time for questions and facilitating discussion. You can tell she loves teaching and sharing her knowledge of the birth process and options with parents. The hands-on practice of laboring postures and comfort measures with partners was so helpful so we knew what to expect when the time came. She’s been a great support outside of class too by sharing resources and creating a community text thread with our class group. We’re so grateful we got to take this class with Rosi and it was a great bonding experience for us as a couple leading up to birth. Wendy