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Found 2 Pros in Kailua, HI, USA | Birth doula support
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Brittany Ward

Honolulu, HI

2 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

I have been passionate about pregnancy, birth, labor and delivery since I was a child. I remember my mother was pregnant with my younger brother and I felt such an eagerness to help in any way I could. Fast forward to my last year of my dual degree in Social Work and Sociology, I completed my DONA International Doula training. Now I can assist birthing persons and heir families and truly live my dream of fostering beautiful birthing experiences for all.

Care philosophy

Labor and delivery can be a challenging time for birthing persons and their families. We all want the same outcome! A healthy baby and healthy parents. I believe through empowering you, your journey will be better than you imagined.

Areas served

  • Punchbowl, HI
  • Diamond Head, HI
  • Manoa, HI


  • Brittany
    June 19, 2023 at 9:55 pm

    Thank you so much Tonya! It was such a pleasure learning how to be a supportive and understanding Birth Doula through your DONA International course! Many thanks!

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KIesha Richards

Honolulu, HI

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

Aloha, my name is Kiesha! I am an Army veteran and live in Ewa Beach Hawaii with my husband, three fur babies, and our youngest of four children. As a parent, I didn’t always have help or know how to advocate for myself especially before, during, and after the birth of my children. In fact, I suffered from postpartum depression three times and one of those times was when I was a gestational surrogate. If I had known what I know now, my birth experiences would have been much different because I would have had control over my decisions thus giving me a different outcome. Because of that, as a birth doula I will help support and advocate for new parents and families like you. I will provide you with all the information and resources you want to make informed decisions before, during, and after your baby arrives. I will be there emotionally and physically for both you and your partner, With me by your side, you can both feel more at ease and relaxed knowing there is someone guiding you from start to the finish line!

Care philosophy

As a black woman who is a mother of four, I know how it feels to not be heard. I care deeply about maternal health and want to help change the narrative that says we are all the same, that we have no choices when it comes to our healthcare, or that our voices don't matter. With information and support, birthers and their families will be ready to face the challenges that may arise.

Areas served

  • Ewa Beach
  • Waianae
  • Wahiawa
  • North Shore
  • Wai Kai
  • Kailua
  • Kaneohe
  • Waikiki
  • Tripler


  • Aicyd Jax
    June 4, 2024 at 6:15 am | Peer review

    On our first meeting, Mrs. Kiesha exuded warmth and professionalism, immediately putting me at ease and instilling confidence in her abilities. She takes the time to truly understand concerns, listens attentively and offers valuable insights and guidance to those who need it. She has a calming presence with reassuring words that helps to stay focused with any stressful situations. She is also very genuine and dedicated to her passions. I wholeheartedly recommend Mrs. Kiesha to anyone seeking a compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated doula. While I was not her client, she gave me advice, support and guidance in my most recent pregnancy and played an integral role in my birthing and postpartum experience.

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Kailua, HI.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Kailua, HI and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Kailua, HI in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Kailua, HI. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Kailua, HI doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Kailua, HI to be $1,031, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Hawaii. The cost of a doula in Kailua, HI can range from $703 to $1,358. These costs are based on a representative group of 8 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Hawaii. The average cost of a doula in Hawaii is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Kailua, HI, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Kailua, HI: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Kailua, HI, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Kailua, HI can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Kailua, HI does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Kailua, HI will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Kailua, HI can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Kailua, HI; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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