2017 World Doula Week
Mary Jane P. Bennett, IBCLC, CD (DONA), LCCE, ECE
Where do you live?
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, USA
How long have you been in the childbirth field?
Why did you become a doula and childbirth educator?
I was fortunate to have 3 unmedicated hospital births, using Lamaze techniques taught to me in 1981. Then after my dream home water birth of my fourth son, I wanted to do my best to help support and encourage women to trust their own innate wisdom and preserve good positive memories of their birthing experiences, whatever their experience happened to be.
What's your favorite moment from your career so far?
Supporting a family for an outdoor home water birth under the sunny mid-day blue skies on Maui Nui.