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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

One Military Doula's Journey

One Military Doula's Journey

I never dreamed marrying a military man would be the cause of every major shift in my life. And yet, here I am, life flipped upside down in the best way imaginable.  Marrying my husband opened my mind to a world I knew nothing about and brought me down a path I never could have imagined. That life lead me to where I am today; the proud wife of a Sea Bee, mother to a beautiful one year old daughter (and pregnant with my second child) and independent business owner, working as a birth doula and training for my childbirth education certification. The drive I feel to be part of the world of birth started in 2014 when my husband and I experienced a devastating miscarriage. I fell into depression and spent months trying to make sense of the loss I felt. That’s when the research started. I read every book I could get my hands on, watched documentaries and read articles and talked to anyone in the field who would take the time to answer questions. The more I learned, the more I wanted to know.