Maui Birth Source

Connecting Maui families with the birthing community.

Clarissa Koenig photograph: sepia tone of newborn’s head cradled in mother's cupped hands

Childbirth Education and Preparation

Since our society views childbirth as a process to be afraid of—one filled with pain and survival—I believe education and focused preparation is one of the cornerstones of achieving an empowering birth. Not because you have to or will understand every detail, but because childbirth classes and guided preparation give you a safe space for looking at your fears and discovering if there is any truth in them.

Childbirth Educators and Preparation Mentors

Mary Jane Bennett          
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Beautiful Informed Beginnings, LLC

Mary Jane Bennett, IBCLC, LCCE, CD(DONA), ECE · 283-7139 · PO Box 1454, Kihei, HI 96753

Nancy Friedrich          
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Heart and Soul of Birth

Nancy Friedrich, CCHT, Counselor, Educator · 269-5137 ·
Embrace your pregnancy by transforming fear and stress. Experience the deep relaxation zone that decreases the need for meds and c-sections. Learn positive coping skills and bring the inner strength of your authentic, instinctive self to your birth. Nancy, formerly a midwife, has guided women to approach their labors with dignity and confidence for over 20 years.

Acronym Definitions

CD—Certified Doula

CCHT—Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

DONA—Doulas of North America

ECE—Early Childhood Education

IBCLC—International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

LCCE—Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator

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