We are thrilled to welcome Certifed Labour Doula, Alii Hesterman to our Family First team! Alii brings with her a shared passion for improving women’s health and feels strongly that we can make a significant impact when we work to improve birth outcomes for women and families here in the queen city. Alli is a strong addition to our team and I couldn’t be happier to have her join us! Please take some time to get to know Alii and if you have questions about your upcoming birth, we’re here to help!

Hello! My name is Alii Hesterman. I am a certified Birth Doula through Birth Ways International. My passion for birth began while I was in university pursuing my degree in Justice. Among all of my Justice classes, I found myself taking multiple woman studies classes for pleasure. It was within these classes the word doula appeared. In 2018 I changed career paths when I conceived my first child. Consequently, I began pursuing a career as a birth doula and left my full-time position in Justice.

Childbirth is unpredictable and can often feel overwhelming at times. I believe the best support for a childbearing mother and her support people involve clear information before the birthing day, open conversation about available choices, empowerment and comfort throughout the birth experience, and a safe network in the early postpartum days.

I hope to build a relationship with trust and respect and make you feel empowered, strong and capable. I am here to help you navigate through all the unknowns. To support you in feeling confident, calm and in control. I will listen to and hear what your needs and desires are and together we will pursue a birthing story you are excited and happy with. My desire and ultimate goal is to help make your birth experience a memory that you will always cherish.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions – I am eager to hear your hopes and dreams for your upcoming birth! Click here to book a free consultation and I look forward to meeting with you.


Alii was our Doula. Alii was a great resource while I was pregnant, when navigating the options I never knew I had medically and Alii was very supportive in any decision my husband and I made. When it came to the birth, we were relieved to have Alii in our corner because the hospital staff tried to push their opinions on us. Being able to take a minute alone to talk things over with our Doula made a world of difference and I felt more in control of my birth story. My husband is also very grateful Alii was there to support him through a long and emotional process. Just her being there gave him a much-needed break. We highly recommend her and her services to everyone. Taryn and Brad – July 2017