Camp Lejeune Chapter

Jacksonville, North Carolina Doula, Lactation and Childbirth Education Support


Camp Lejeune Chapter

Jacksonville, North Carolina Doula, Lactation and Childbirth Education Support

About Us



The Mission:  

The Military Birth Resource Network provides a supportive network for military families by developing opportunities for women and their families to be a part of a network that provides pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum, lactation, and parenting support

What We Offer:

  • Provider listings
  • Free Birth Talk meetings  to include guest speakers and informative topics.
  • Events such as movie showings,workshops, Birth & Baby Fairs, Red Tent Events. 
  • Connections with other families in the community. 
  • Support Groups

    Want to learn about local events this chapter is hosting? Connect with us on Facebook.


    Chapter LEADER





    Amanda Dodson, HBCE, CD(DONA)




    Camp Lejeune Chapter Professionals

    Camp Lejeune Chapter Professionals




    We are happy to provide listings for your community.  The birth professionals listed have endorsed the Military Birth Resource Network's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and where applicable they have a base license. These professionals endorse our goal to make a positive difference for pregnant women, new mothers, and their families through education, nurturing, and advocacy while fostering respect, knowledge, and integrity among professionals everywhere. 

    Find  a birth or postpartum doula. There are a range of levels of experience for doulas from the newly trained doula to a doula with many years experience.  Doulas listed on our website do not work for MBRN or the local chapter. There are a range of "well seasoned" to "brand new" doulas to fit your needs. Doulas listed on our website do not work for MBRN or the Local Chapter.  We support a mother's right to choose the type of birth that is right for her - un-medicated, medicated, cesarean, VBAC, home birth, hospital birth, or birth center birth.  Every woman will choose birth practices that she feels is right for her and regardless of those choices, our goal is to support her during this incredibly important time.  There are variations in philosophies and practices in the professionals listed in our member guide.  The doulas within our network are trained by a national or internationally recognized organization.  It is the responsibility of each consumer to verify the credentials of each professional.  MBRN encourages consumers to interview professionals to determine which professional is the right person for their needs.  Some doulas may provide volunteer services while others will charge a fee for service, MBRN does not regulate a doulas' fee but the network does encourage doulas participating in this program to consider each families' situation and circumstances.


    Area served: Camp Lejeune and surrounding areas


    Dogwood Baby

     From Bump to Birth to Bounding

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    715 Gum Branch Rd. Unit 6
    Jacksonville, North Carolina, NC 28540

    Facebook: Dogwood Baby


    Phone: (910) 968-0343

    Find a little bit of everything at our store from pregnancy, birth, to children items. We offer a selection of maternity clothing, natural health care products, a DIY station to make your own tea blends and nursing/teething necklaces. We also offer childbirth classes, information sessions and resources for our area. Stop in and see us! We are located inside the She Swank Marketplace in the Gum Branch Center.

    Ocean Bliss Photography & Birth Services

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    Ashley Kutcher

    {Birth Doula & Photographer}

    Website: Ocean Bliss

    Facebook: Ocean Bliss


    Phone:(714) 293-3802

    Hi, I'm Ashley! I am a wife of a Marine and a mother to two. I am new to the doula community and I am happy to serve the Camp Lejeune area. My desire as a birth doula is to help women feel confident, supported, and encouraged during birth and early motherhood. I know that birth occurs in many ways and it is my goal to help create a calm experience for the whole family. I look forward to supporting you through such an intimate time in your life.

    Hello Love Doula Services

    Area Serving- Jacksonville, Camp Lejeune, New Hanover

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    Erikah Messamer

    {Doula, Babywearing education, Car seat education, and Childbirth education}             

    Facebook: Hello Love Doula Services

    Phone: 910.340.8509


    HLDS provides unbiased care and support for labor and postpartum periods, babywearing education, car seat education, and childbirth education. 

    Bellies, Birth & Babies Doula Services

    Area- Wilmington, Jacksonville, New Bern, Swansboro etc…  (eastern North Carolina)


    Jennifer Davidson

    {Doula, Placenta Ecapsulation, Hypnobabies Educator}

    Wesbite: Bellies, Birth & Babies

    Facebook: Bellies, Birth & Babies

    Instagram: Bellies, Birth & Babies


    Phone: 760.208.5860


    All Births Doula Care

    Jocelyn Hubert

    {Birth Doula}


    Facebook: All Births Doula Care

    Phone: (440) 478-4307

    I am so excited to be a member of the military birth resource network and share the gift of birthwork with women in the Camp Lejeune area!  As a doula, my goal is to create a positive birthing experience for you and your family, and I believe you should feel confident in allowing your body to do what is natural, yet empowered to make the best decisions for yourself. I believe in fostering tender moments between you and your partner, and it my calling to make you feel completely supported, capable, and beautiful in labor.   I believe every birth is truly a miracle, and I look forward to helping you during the birth you envision.

    Oceanside HypnoBirthing & Doula Services

    Areas served Wilmington, Sneads Ferry, Jacksonville, and Camp Lejeune

    Amanda Dodson, CD(DONA), HBCE 

    {Birth Doula & HypnoBirthing Educator}

    Website: Oceanside HypnoBirthing & Doula Services  

    Facebook: Oceanside HypnoBirthing & Doula Services   


    Phone: 940-231-7862                                     

    I am so excited to serve the community here in North Carolina. I am a mother to 3 kids and married for 18 years. The majority of my doula career has been serving families overseas while stationed in Okinawa. I have been so fortunate to experience a different culture and a wide variety of births. Helping parents create a space of peace and calm and helping you to have a fulfilling birth no matter what turn a birth take. I love to educate and support families in their journey. I look forward to connecting with you.


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    Christine Zell

    {Childbirth classes, placenta encapsulation, and online breastfeeding classes}

    Website: Zell Childbirth and Lactation

    Facebook: Zell Childbirth and Lactation


      Hey y'all! I am so excited to be a part of this community! I have three kiddos and have been married for 12 years. I started out volunteering for lactation support support while in 29 Palms, and quickly added birth services while at Camp Pendleton. It has been a joy coming along side of families through their pregnancies, births, and postpartum. Educating families while they're pregnant, then helping them with breastfeeding and to feel their best through providing encapsulation, really creates unique and wonderful relationships with my clients. Helping families achieve a blessed birth, whatever that may mean for you, is my mission, and I so look forward to working with you!