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Meet Katie- Kaiserslautern's (KMC) Chapter Leader

Meet Katie- Kaiserslautern's (KMC) Chapter Leader

Teamwork – it is my goal to work together with all the members of the community. This includes medical professionals, holistic professionals, local nationals and families, AD, Civilians and Contractors. We are stronger when we are united. Families will benefit when we work together! 

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...

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.

A Birthday Suit and a Duffle Bag.

A Birthday Suit and a Duffle Bag.

Military families often live minimally right? Moving every few years we become experts in packing, making lists and sleeping on air mattresses or in hotels for weeks at a time.

What happens when it comes time to have a baby and packing for the hospital? I giggle a little when parents bring with them everything short of the kitchen sink. So here are some tips to help guide you prepare and get that birth bag ready to go.

Do I need to hire a doula?

Do I need to hire a doula?

Thinking about childbirth is scary, and if you listen to some of your friend’s stories, oh no, things can seem bad! Whether you are pregnant with your first baby or pregnant with your fourth, you should consider hiring a birth doula. Besides the benefit of having your own extra non-biased support person, there is actual evidence based information that hiring a doula can improve your overall birth experience.