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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...

 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. 

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.).

Welcoming Luna: My Birth with a Deployed Spouse

Welcoming Luna: My Birth with a Deployed Spouse

 I spent the week leading up to my husband's patrol doing everything and anything to get labor started with my second daughter. During the birth of my first daughter he had stood by my side, supporting me in the most strong, empathetic and surprisingly calm manner. I was terrified to watch him leave without first getting hold our newest addition. Unfortunately, our time ran out and he had to return to sea.