Laura Press, CLD, CPPD
Owner of ‘Āina Hānau
Welcome! I am Laura Press and I am a certified labor doula, postpartum doula, and reiki practitioner, with a background in education, social work, and caregiving. 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 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 birth and times of transition. Each culture has their unique views on this matter but all agree that it is a celebrated, metamorphosing occasion.
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)