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Wahine Hapai

January 26, 2019

Nā Puʻuwai are offering free workshops and information on traditional Native Hawaiian health services for expectant and new mothers.


Workshops will cover some of the following:

  • Kūkākūkā – traditional breast-feeding practices of old Hawaiʻi
  • Panena – discussions addressing questions from new moms and families
  • Wahine hapai lomi – activity to teach partners gentle massage for hapai women
  • Keiki lomi – teaching parents and family members about comforting massage for babies during their first year of life
  • Wahine hapai la‘au lapa‘au – a showcase of Lānaʻi plants that have traditionally been used to support healthy pregnancies, birth, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding and newborn health
  • ‘Ai pono – cooking demonstration featuring healthy foods for pregnancy and the first year of life
  • Ho‘oikaika kino – specific exercises known to prepare a woman’s body for the birthing process, including lower body strengthening

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Nā Puʻuwai
832 Kiele Street

Lānaʻi City, HI 96763

Lānaʻi Island


For more information about this event, contact Nā Puʻuwai at (808) 560-3653.

This event is sponsored by OHA’s ʻAhahui Grant.


January 26, 2019
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