Meeting a need. A call to action with Operation Doula.

Meeting a need. A call to action with Operation Doula.

“I am one of the Staff Nurses and I can’t thank the doulas enough for helping support our patients in their labors.  I feel comfortable and confident with my patient’s pain when I can help them with medications and epidurals.  When they decide to go natural, it’s a different story.  I am always relieved when I see a doula walk through our doors and know that they are going to help support my patient in ways I am often too busy to help with!  Thank you to those in the volunteer program, what a wonderful idea for those with little support in the San Diego area!” L & D Nurse

 Dad and Doula: Their Experience Helping Together

Dad and Doula: Their Experience Helping Together

My wife had the best birth experience one can have. Her and I labored at home until she was dilated to 10 centimeters. She was so calm and in the zone that we had no idea that she had progressed that far and so quickly...

A Doula for Military Families

A Doula for Military Families

Supportive care during labor does not include clinical care, but involves women who offer physical comfort, emotional support, and information. Doulas also assist women in communicating their wishes to caregivers, and engage their husbands or partners as desired by the couple. For an expecting woman without any support of any kind, having a doula could greatly improve her outcome and view on birth. 

Riding the Military Spouse Wave

Riding the Military Spouse Wave

I have been married to a Navy man for five years and it has been an incredible experience in so many ways, but this ride isn’t always a smooth one. Whether you have been a military spouse for five months, five years, or five decades, you feel the ebb and flow of life a bit more intensely than I think most people can even begin to comprehend.

Meet Samantha, Misawa's Chapter Leader

Meet Samantha, Misawa's Chapter Leader

With our upcoming PCS looming, it brings on a whole new set of challenges. I will have to basically start my doula business over when we get where we are going. Will there already be an established doula community there? Will I be welcomed in like I am with my doula tribe here? Will there be an MBRN chapter already or will I start one? Will the things that worked here, be good for there? All questions that will work themselves out in time.