Laura Press, CLD, CPPD
Owner of ‘Āina Hānau
Welcome! I am Laura Press and I am a certified labor and postpartum doula, herbalist, and reiki practitioner, with a background in education and social work. With a desire to create a community that empowers people to take ownership of their health and wellness, my passion naturally progressed into the doula role. I have spent much of my life traveling with a purpose…to learn from others through an exploration of their cultural mores and rituals. I’ve committed myself to humanitarian work abroad, living and breathing the community, and as a result, learning and growing as a nurturer. I find that the empirical approach is the best way to see how communities live, and allows me the opportunity to make true connections with people. My experiences have broadened my perspective which have formed my understanding for the universal importance and value of supporting families through childbirth and the underemphasized postpartum period. I honor each culture and their unique views on this celebrated, metamorphosing time.In addition to being a full service doula provider, I am a certified herbalist specializing in women’s health and reproductive issues. I provide a wide range of services many of which include traditional and spiritual healing techniques as well as western herbal protocols.
Education & TrainingWomen’s Herbalism & Ethnobotany (Artemesia & Rue) Community Herbalism (Artemesia & Rue)
Certified Labor Doula ( Birth Arts International)
Certified Labor Doula (CAPPA- Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association)
Certified Postpartum Doula (ProDoula)Certified Level 2 Reiki Practitioner