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Punaluʻu

53-270 Kamehameha Highway

Hauʻula, HI 96717

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This class will focus on pregnancy, birth and postpartum for families wishing to practice Hawaiian birthing traditions. Whether you choose to have your keiki in the hospital, at home, or just wish to support family members through their birth cycle, this workshop will introduce some traditional Hawaiian birth practices as applicable today.

Practices include the following:

  1. Lāʻau Lapaʻau
  2. Birthing positions/ Lomilomi
  3. Kuleana Kāne
  4. Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi & basic Hawaiian vocabulary for pregnancy and birth.

Presenter: Cami Kameaaloha Kanoa-Wong

Cami was first introduced to home birthing practices in a college Humanities class which sparked her desire to explore options besides the hospital route that she had not yet been exposed to. In returning to Honolulu to finish college, she decided to independently learn about birthing options. Cami birthed all three of her children at home in Mānoa and Kailua with midwives and doulas for the last two. Her births were very empowering experiences that inspired Cami to do more research on traditional Hawaiian methods and practices.

Since then Cami has attended births as a doula, and is apprenticing to become a ‘pale keiki’ , or midwife. She is currently exploring family roles during pregnancy and birth, as well as bringing back traditional Hawaiian birthing practices into the hospital and the home.


REMINDER: PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR TO THE WORKSHOP. MAHALO.

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