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Kaleigh Pugliese

Womb Manna LLC

Kailua Kona, HI Service range 100 miles


Birth Fee

$1600 to $5000

Postpartum Rate

$55 to $70

Availability Remarks: I am available for day time hours 8am-4pm. Minimum commitment of 4 hrs per day. If you purchase over 90 hours of postpartum care, I offer a 10% discount.

Birth Fee

$1600 to $5000

Postpartum Rate

$55 to $70

Birth Doula Experience

10 years and 14 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

10 years and 18 families served

Doula Training

  • MaternityWise, April 2017

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I am well educated about infant development and biological sleep needs! I can help you develop healthy routines that honor the mother/baby dyad. I do not offer sleep training or endorse "cry it out" methods. I believe in and practice respectful parenting.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have had three homebirths of my own, including two unassisted births. I am well versed in homebirth -specifically off grid scenarios. I believe in the mother/baby dyad as the upmost important aspect of birth. I also choose to support free birth, or unassisted birth.

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Birth art therapy services
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Photography - Birth
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Vaginal steam/peristeam services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

For the entire year of 2021, I guided twice monthly in-person postpartum support groups for mothers in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i. This offering was by donation. I am currently employed part time at the front desk of the massage school where I completed my apprenticeship. This position allows me to coach and guide students as well as regularly attend advanced classes for continuing education and to keep my skills sharp. I am bilingual in English and Spanish.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Fee Details

My rates are based upon full comprehensive care that you will receive throughout your pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. $2800 is my base rate which includes 3 prenatal visits. During each visit (4hours long) I offer a 90 min massage session, mental and spiritual life coaching, development of a birth plan, childbirth education, round the clock support during labor and birth, lactation support and 1 postpartum. I also offer virtual doula support or a spilt: in person/virtual doula support. The rate for this is $1600 for 3 prenatal, labor, birth and 1 postpartum. Prenatal appointments can be in person for this option. Click the contact button to schedule a free 30 minute consultation via phone or video call!

Service Area

Kailua Kona, HI Service range 100 miles

Client Testimonials for Kaleigh Pugliese

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Right from the start, Kaleigh made me feel heard, validated my fears and gave me more confidence. We had three prenatal sessions where she addressed any questions I had, educated me on physiological birth, helped me come up with my birth plan and gave me the best massages I've ever had in my life. When it came time for my delivery, Kaleigh drove to my home in the middle of the night in the pouring rain to go to the hospital with my husband and I. She was so amazing at the hospital, knowing when to step in and what to do and she stayed up the entire night with me! I remember actually thinking to myself, "Wow, thank God, I have Kaleigh here." Once my sweet girl was born, Kaleigh's love and kindness didn't stop. She took precious pictures and videos of my birth and I am so grateful for them. When it came time to leave the hospital, Kaleigh went above and beyond to help us take care of things at home. During the next few days in the hospital, Kaleigh checked in on me and offered help with breastfeeding over the phone and was even willing to come to the hospital to help if I needed it. I loved my postpartum period because of Kaleigh. She brought her gentle and loving energy to me every visit, made the most comforting and scrumptious and nutritious food for me, offered help with the baby (and let me tell you she really has a way with babies, its like she speaks their language) and cared for my body by either giving me a massage or drawing me a nice bath. She made me feel so looked after and that is priceless during a mother's postpartum period. During our two months together, Kaleigh became like a sister to me. She is so genuine and full of love and kindness and an absolute natural at supporting women during their journey of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I feel like I owe everything to her because I can look back on the birth of my baby girl and smile.

Leihaaheo D


I felt so blessed in finding Kaleigh. I didn't have a doula with my first born, and it made a world of difference with my second birth. I was especially grateful to have a doula who is a believer, and rooted in faith and God's design for a woman's pregnancy, labor, and birth. Her exercises, gentle nature, and calming encouragement, were all very helpful in preparing my body, mind, and especially spirit for birth. Her passion for birth-work is undeniable and I truly feel that her gifts for being of service in this way is God-given. She worked with my family to come up with a financial plan that was doable for us and I am incredibly grateful for her trust and her grace. I remember just minutes after the birth of our baby girl, as the midwives took our vitals, Kaleigh put socks on my feet and massaged my calves and feet, and I remember wishing that EVERY mother could have this level of care during this first moments of motherhood. The massages included in her visits were also such a gift to an expanding (and then healing) body. You can feel the love and care and pride she puts into her craft. More than anything, she helped me to unearth my innate trust that I could have an unmedicated physiological birth, and I achieved exactly that. I have never been more proud of anything in my life. I wish every woman could receive this kind of loving support, and understand how much beauty and power they hold as keepers of life. 



I chose to free birth at my home & this was my first baby. Looking back I know this is silly but I was feeling nervous about having anyone besides my husband there in fear of being seen so vulnerable...naked, bloody & exhausted. Kaleigh was such a light & helping hand minutes after my baby was born. I felt supported by her especially when it came to getting baby to latch & nurse. Kaleigh's presence just felt so warm & I felt zero judgement or worry. I remember the peace I felt when she brought up my first meal after birth....the most delicious giant bowl of congee ever & a cup of hot chocolate. It was absolutely perfectly nourishing. & what a relief it was knowing the dishes were done, laundry started & the birthing scene cleaned up. I know Kaleigh has such a heart for serving mamas & I would be honored to have her at all my future births. 



Kaleigh came into my life through a beautiful serendipity that brought me to the mamas support circle that she started in the area i had just moved to. i was immediately struck by her deeply kind heart & very attuned presence. i now know that this is a kind of generosity and holiness that comes from her deep devotion to Life, to God, to mamas, to the beauty of the journey of motherhood... the beauty, yes, and also the sheer immensity of the task of birthing & nurturing human life. after the birth of my son (7 weeks ago), Kaleigh brought me a plethora of nourishing foods — soup, fresh juice, healthy sweet treats. her culinary skills are truly exceptional (flavorful + healthful). and she made her self so available to me for additional support, should i need it. fast forward several weeks (2 weeks ago), i realized i was needing more support than i was getting. i reached out to Kaleigh & received so much from her — more food (extremely affordable, for the incredible quality & amount) and the most uplifting care when she delivered it. something i heard Kaleigh recommend is that women spend more $ on postpartum care than on their birth. i totally agree with this — life as a new mother is incredibly full + demanding, and the assistance that Kaleigh had provided me (both with practical things — food, breastfeeding tips — as well as in spiritual / emotional realms) has been invaluable. i wish i could go back to my freshly-postpartum self and recommend reaching out for early-on, and more consistent, help during those first weeks. i thought “we couldn’t afford” that kind of ongoing service, but i now see the immense value in it. worth every cent. please, if you’re reading this — get some postpartum doula care, and get it from Kaleigh! she is skilled & deeply caring, can’t imagine a better combination of qualities to support mamas, babies, & families in their journeys ??

Didem Ergin


Kaleigh was my sister during one of the hardest time in my life. Post-partrum is rough! Noone talks about it. Kaeligh was so professional and thoughtful. She came to support my physical and mental well-being. Warm, thoughtful, caring, loving, gentle soul. She spent some nights taking care of my non-sleeping baby boy. She massaged me every other day, carried my boy, taught me how to brestfeed. She even cared for my husband and mom. Also, she is a great cook. She is an amazing listener. She listened me every time I was feeling down and be the shoulder I need to cry. You would never regret if you hire her as your post-partrum doula. I guarentee you. It will be worth every cent you pay for her services. 



I met Kaleigh when I was pregnant with my second child. She was very supportive to our family as we welcomed our baby earth-side. During my pregnancy she visited our home and she fit right in with our family. My older daughter immediately gravitated toward her and they formed a special bond. Throughout pregnancy and postpartum I appreciated her massages and warm-hearted care. Kaleigh came to our home weekly during the first few months postpartum and it made such a big difference for us. During her visits she made tea, nursing snacks, warm meals and gave massage and cranial sacral to mama and baby. Kaleigh offered breastfeeding support and was there with a listening ear when I needed. She spent quality time with my older daughter so that I was able to sleep and my daughter was able to enjoy one-on-one time. Kaleigh helped care for our newborn so that I could shower and have time with my older daughter as well. As a mother herself she saw what needed to be done around the house, and was able to step in and help without needing a lot of direction. My partner was really grateful to have her there also. Her support gave him more time to bond with baby and made it easier to get work done from home. Kaleigh offered a grounded and peaceful presence that made a big difference in my experience transitioning to a mother of two. Her uplifting spirit and caring demeanor make her a valuable person to have by your side throughout the journey of motherhood.



Having Kaleigh as my doula was an amazing experience and a tremendous help. She was helpful in educating me in what to expect in the weeks leading up to the birth, the childbirth process itself, and what to expect postpartum.

When my contractions started, Kaleigh had me in different positions, massaging my back to relieve the pain, which helped alot. When it was time to go to the hospital, she made sure to make the ride as comfortable as possible for me- loaded up the back seat with my pregnancy pillow, blankets, and even a bucket for me to puke in if needed (which I did).

At the hospital, I was admitted right away- dialated 7cm. If it weren't for Kaleigh's knowledge, I would have gone to the hospital hours earlier, and in turn, hooked up to a machine while being uncomfortable like many of the women I saw. 

Throughout the birthing process, Kaleigh was quick to suggest laboring positions, ask questions, and make suggestions that were in my best interest. She knew exactly what to say, encouraging me the entire time.

When I was told the birth wasnt going quick enough and would have to have a c-section, she convinced my midwife to let me rest in a position with a peanut ball to help my cervix open up more. It worked! And in turn,  I was able to regain some much needed energy. She continued to encourage me, and give me the mental strength I needed. Shortly after, I gave birth to my beautiful son.

After he was born, Kaleigh helped me nurse him and made sure our first steps following birth were successful.  She also had my back when I refused the eye drops and first shots. Kaleigh was my security team against the nurses and hospital staff-making sure all my wishes and needs were met.

I honeslty cannot recommend Kaleigh enough! I strongly believe in her knowledge and skills as a doula. She is amazing human being. Her energy was constantly calm, no matter what was thrown her way. 

Christa Gallup


On September 28, 2018 I went into labor with my first child. I had no idea what was happening so I reached out to the only person I knew could help. Kaleigh met me at the hospital and immediately started coaching me through the waves. I was in labor for 14 hours and she was there with me every step of the way. Her gentle voice and touch helped me to breathe through the pain and not let it consume me. She helped explain all of the things the doctors wanted to do and make sure I was completely informed. She helped create a safe space to brith my daughter. As I started to push, she was guiding my breathe and helping me stay focused. 

As soon as my daughter was earthside, Kaleigh massaged my breath to stimulate the milk production. She helped me learn how to properly latch my baby onto my breast and make sure we were both comfortable. 

Having Kaleigh involved in my birth was such a blessing. I’m so grateful for her and the energy she brought to the space. She is very loving and gentle and makes even the most chaotic time feel peaceful. 

Im grateful for you Kaleigh and am excited to see where this journey takes you. You touched my life and will always be a part of our story. 

Thank you 

Birth Availability for Kaleigh Pugliese

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Postpartum Availability for Kaleigh Pugliese

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