Oahu Mothercircle

Oahu Mothercircle is a community for moms and moms-to-be on Oahu.

The process of becoming a mother, coined by Dana Raphael, Ph.D. (1973), is a developmental passage where a woman transitions through pre-conception, pregnancy and birth, surrogacy or adoption, to the postnatal period and beyond. The exact length of matrescence is individual, recurs with each child, and may arguably last a lifetime! The scope of the changes encompass multiple domains –bio-psycho-social-political-spiritual– and can be likened to the developmental push of adolescence. Increased attention to mothers has spurred new findings, from neuroscience to economics, and supports the rationale for a new field of study known as matrescence. Such an arena would allow the roundtable of specialists to come together and advance our understanding of this life passage. – Aurélie Athan, Ph.D.

I offer coaching and support along the spectrum of motherhood, including fertility and conception (physiologic and assisted), pregnancy and postpartum, adoption and surrogacy as well as abortion, pregnancy, and infant loss. In addiiton to facilitating an informed and satisfying birth outcome, I am committed to cultivating a strong sense of agency, identity, connection, creativity, intimacy, community, and financial security on the path to motherhood. 

As an integrative and women’s health coach, Kundalini Yoga practitioner, full-spectrum doula, and massage therapist, I aim to cultivate a dynamic balance of nurturance and rigorous honesty to help you through one of the most powerful, difficult, and life-changing moments of your life. You are not a mother until you become one, and you deserve to feel held, supported, informed, empowered, and satisfied every step of the way.

I support my clients during pre-conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum, as well as adoption, surrogacy, and loss with a special interest in supporting first-time moms over 35 with PCOS, and helping moms set themselves up financially so that money is rarely an issue. Building community — networks of social, medical, and nonmedical professional support — is essential to maintaining your overall health and well-being. Together, we will work with your partner(s), family, friends, medical and other support systems to ensure there are no gaps in your care.

I work with a small number of clients 1:1 and in groups to ensure that I can provide a high level of attention and continuous support. During our time together, I may also invite colleagues for additional guidance and support.

How to Work With Me

On-call labor support is only available to Oahu residents living in Kailua and birthing at home or at Castle at this time.

Oahu Mothercircle is a monthly gathering for moms and moms-to-be.

Build Your Nest Postpartum Planning Book Club meets monthly to help you navigate your postpartum needs.

Matrescence Coaching is for women contemplating, preparing for, and experiencing motherhood and can include health and lifestyle coaching, financial planning, community building, and postpartpum navigation. It does not include in-person labor support. Sessions can be booked in-person on Oahu or virtually and is offered on a month to month basis.

Full Spectrum Maternal Support includes holistic health and birth coaching, childbirth preparation, postpartum planning and support, therapeutic massage, and on-call labor support for 6 months. On-call labor support is only available to clients during the months of May, June, July, August, September, or October to residents of Kailua birthing at Castle or at home, until further notice.

Additional Resources

Baby Money Planner

Birth Ball for Childbirth and Postpartum

Pre and Post Natal Nutrition & Fitness

Mutu System for Postpartum Recovery