We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong."
- Laura Stavoe Harm
Welcome and Congratulations on your new blessing!
My name is Kawani and I offer Birth and Postpartum Doula services for Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Orange County and parts of San Bernadino County. I also have Placenta Encapsulation Services available.
There is no greater journey than that of motherhood. I am very passionate about birth and believe that every woman deserves loving support through their unique journey of pregnancy, labor and birth. I also believe that babies should be born respectfully into gentle and loving hands. It is their birth right. Let's work together and make your upcoming birth, your best birth!
As your doula, I will provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support before, during and after childbirth. The doulas role is not to replace your partner, but instead to provide calm, loving support for the both of you.
Clinical studies have found that a doulas presence at birth:
- result in shorter labors with fewer complications
- reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience
- reduces the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum delivery
- reduces the requests for pain medication and epidurals
- reduces the incidence of cesareans