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.

Oceanside HypnoBirthing & Doula Services

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Amanda Dodson, CD(DONA), HBCE 

{Birth Doula & HypnoBirthing Educator}

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I am so excited to serve the community here in North Carolina. I am a mother to 3 kids and married to a Marine for 18 years. The majority of my doula career has been serving overseas while stationed in Okinawa after starting my journey in California. 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 are just a few things I bring to a birth. I want to help you have a fulfilling birth no matter what turn a birth take. I learn and grow through each experience. Each birth I'm always being taught something new and how to better myself for future families looking for support. I love to educate and support families in their journey. I look forward to connecting with you.

                                                            Zell Childbirth and Lactation

 Christine Zell

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



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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!