Birthing a Nation
Family Birth Classes & Practitioner Workshops
Our eight week birthing series focuses on the reclaiming of ancestral practices and the cultivation of connection as ways to nurture healthy, happy births.
Participants feel strengthened in their cultural roots, more confident in their own choices, and deeper connection in their personal relationships.
Mākuakāne especially find strength and confidence through this class as they connect more profoundly with traditional kuleana and ‘ike of fatherhood, learning how they fit into the processes of pregnancy and childbirth.
Ho‘oponopono – harmonious relationships
‘Ai Pono – cultural perspectives on prenatal nutrition for mother and child
Lomilomi – between mākuakāne and mākuahine, to promote trust and healing and strengthen the relationship
Mo’omeaheu (Birthing Positions) – different birthing positions for each stage of labor; eases anxiety around physical, spiritual, and emotional preparedness
Mālama ‘Iewe – reconnecting with Hawaiian traditions of care for ‘iewe
Birth Plan – honoring keiki, makua, pale keiki (midwife), ‘ohana, ‘āina, hale (home), akua, hō‘ailona (signs)
Hānai Waiū (Breastfeeding) – creating a strong support system for breastfeeding success
Lā‘au Lapa‘au – for use during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and beyond