Barbara Essman: Certified Doula Instructor, Sacred Birthing School Founder - (808) 286-3602 ,

I was born and raised on O`ahu and have called Kaua`i home for the last 5 years.  I have been a doula for the past 20 years, a childbirth educator for about 25 years and a doula trainer for 15 years.  I spent about 30 years in the early childhood education field which included teaching classes at Honolulu Community College and The University of Hawai`i at Mānoa.  I have a bachelors degree in family resources and a masters degree in human development.


I have two sons and had the great honor of being the doula/grandma at the births of my grandchildren.   Here on Kaua`i I created the Sacred Birthing Community Doula/Preconception Course and have been teaching this for the past 5 years.