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Military Birth

A Father's Experience

A Father's Experience

The doula had intricate knowledge and experience with the Naval Hospital and staff. She was able to provide us recommendations that we wouldn't have known to ask for, such as wireless monitoring. Jennifer also was able to translate medical terminology into layman's terms, explaining things in detail to us.  This helped us make informed decisions...

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. 

Second Overseas & Off Base Birth

Second Overseas & Off Base Birth

Because I knew what to expect a little better, the second pregnancy and labor went so much quicker than the first! The first labor experience at the clinic out in town was amazing, so we decided to have the second baby there as well (Since we’re currently no longer stationed in Okinawa, we joke that we can’t have any more children unless we fly back to be at the same clinic.).