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Meet Christy, MCAGCC 29 Palms Chapter Leader

Meet Christy, MCAGCC 29 Palms Chapter Leader

Military families in general are very resilient and resourceful! I learn new things from my neighbors and my community members all the time! Most new parents or young families are surprised at all of the things being offered just for their military family! From scholarships, to base wide baby showers, ball gown giveaways etc. It’s just a matter of connecting and showing people where the resources are.  Moving every 3 years really means starting over finding the things your family loves or needs.

Birthing in Okinawa: A positive delivery

Birthing in Okinawa: A positive delivery

I feel that it’s important to mention I did some serious reading and preparing the moment I found out I was pregnant. I knew from the beginning I wanted a natural, unmedicated birth. I believe because I educated myself on the many options surrounding labor and delivery, I was able to have an empowering birth experience. Besides all the research, I also watched many natural birth documentaries, hired a doula and signed myself up the Hypnobirthing childbirth series here on island.

Doulas, Dads, & Birth Partners.

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Doulas, Dads, & Birth Partners.

Maybe you’ve heard of a doula.  Maybe not. When I first meet a woman and begin to explain what my role as a doula is, I usually get the comments of, “So you’re like a midwife.” Or “My friend had a doula and she left because she got an epidural.”

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