Lea Garner

               Shallin Blue Photography, 2016

               Shallin Blue Photography, 2016

  • Birth & Postpartum Doula
  • Breastfeeding Educator
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Placenta Encapsulator
I have had the distinct honor of serving the women of Oahu, and their families, as a doula for the past nine years. I have been blessed with four children of my own & they are also an inspiration for my work.
The birth of a child is by far the most important experience a woman will have in her life. It sets the stage for her Life-Season of Motherhood, and is the tangible start of the relationship between Mother & Child.
I am a trained Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth & Lactation Educator. Like the best things in life, I believe my pull to Birth was chosen for me. I foresee spending my lifetime helping women, families and the children they bring into the world.
Like everyone I have very definitive beliefs and truths. It is my security in my own beliefs, that gives me the confidence to work with families of varied backgrounds, religions, and philosophies. I also believe your Family and the Doula you chose must fit like lock and key! Working together in perfect precision!
— With Aloha! -Lea Garner, CD(DONA), HCHI, CLC

My education, training, and attended conferences include:

  • Hypnobabies® Instructor Certification, Decemeber 2016

  • Becoming Dad Certified, December 2016

  • Lactation Counselor Certification, December 2016

  • Hypnobabies® Instructor Certification, May 2016

  • DONA Birth Doula Certification; March 2016

  • Lactation Education Resources, Breastfeeding Course; January, 2016
  • HypnoBabies® HypnoDoula Course; July; 2015

  • Doula Advanced Training: OCD; The Postpartum Family; July, 2015

  • Doula Advanced Training: Working with Clients with Anxiety; July, 2015

  • Birthing the Future, with Suzanne Arms; April 2015

  • Breastfeeding Hawaii Conference; April; 2015

    • Evidence Based Lactation Support: Anatomy, Physiology and Function

    • Synthesizing Sucking Research

    • Infant Communication

    • Helping Mothers Initiate Breastfeeding

    • Using Supportive Techniques for Biomechanics Sucking Challenges

    • Breastfeeding Strategies for Tongue-Tied Babies

    • The Non-Latching Infant: The First 48 Hours and Beyond

    • Red Flags for Breastfeeding Helpers

  • ProDoula Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula Training; March, 2015

  • ICEA, Childbirth Educator Training; 2015

  • Massage Techniques & Essential Oil uses for Doulas; December, 2014

  • Midwives Alliance of Hawaii Conference; December, 2014

  • Quantum Birthing, The Matrona; November; 2014

  • DONA Birth Doula Training Course; October, 2014

  • Introduction to Childbirth Workshop; October, 2014

  • Lamaze Childbirth Preparation Course; August, 2014

  • Infant-Instinct Breastfeeding Course; August, 2014