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 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...

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.).

Overseas & Off Base Birth

Overseas & Off Base Birth

My husband and I decided to have a baby when we moved to Okinawa. As a nutritionist, personal trainer, and holistic health advocate, I believe in the power of the human body to achieve amazing feats as long as the body is nourished in mind, body, and spirit. My husband and I think similarly and we both knew we wanted an all-natural pregnancy and birth.

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.

Giving Birth Alone

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Giving Birth Alone

Time after time, I hear stories of women who are in the birthing room by themselves for one reason or another. There are many different reasons, but often mom is alone because her spouse is deployed, she is a single active duty mom, or perhaps she is stationed halfway around the world and  does not have access to a good support network. 

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