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
Natasha first began her journey as a nurse and the passion to be a midwife was something that she wanted to finish eventually down the road. She had to put her career on the back burner as most military wives do, but felt like becoming a doula was just one more thing to help her prepare for women’s health and wellness. She is a mother of 3 children and has gone through many trials and tribulations as a military spouse. She is very connected in knowing exactly what sacrificing means, what it feels like to lose your identity after marrying a soldier, missing old friends, family, feeling alone, disconnected and depressed.
She knew that becoming a doula could be so beneficial to serving her community and for 7 years has taken pride in doing just that! In Spring of 2016 she decided to Open Earthbound a baby planning service geared toward mom & babies. Natasha knows and can relate on what military families face, how deployments feel and look like and the struggles of single motherhood. In 2010, she committed herself into being a doula sister and a strong serving leader within her community. In her studies and experience she has learned through the years to be very business minded and knowledgeable.
In 2011, she decided to temporarily retire her nursing career, take some time off and go back to school. In May of 2012, she completed her doula training with Ann Tumblin from DONA International. In 2013, she helped create "The Mother Worth Network" and hosted a 45 hour CLC training through "The Center of Breastfeeding" and is studying toward her IBCLC.
In 2014, she was published in Fayetteville, NC "City View" magazine and the Fayetteville Observer in 2016, spreading doula awareness. In 2015, she completed her Registered Yoga Training (RYT) at Embrace Yoga Studio in Fayetteville, NC and specialized in Pre/postnatal Yoga at Asheville Yoga Center, located in Asheville, NC.
Natasha is committed to pave a path and reach a positive birth resource network with her military installation. As of this July of 2017, she is proud to announce thatFort Bragg MBRN is a non-profit Chapter located in North Carolina called the "Military Birth Resource Network". Our mission is to support healthy, safe, & satisfying pregnancies, births, & postpartum experiences for military families across the globe. For additional information, you can find it here: https://www.militarybirthresourcenetwork.org/
Through her season of life and professionalism, Natasha, has been working toward studying integrative medicine in hopes to finish her degree at some point when the time is right. But currently feels like 'doula duty' calls her in the direction and journey 'Earthbound' to serve mothers & infants within the Fort Bragg and surrounding areas.
ver the years, she has attended many conferences, seminars and workshops to further her education and skills to stay up-to-date on research and trends. She has served clients and patients in several states (VA, FL, GA, and NC), in a large number of different hospitals with different care providers having to be flexible and adaptable to her surrounding work environment. She has served women who had non-medicated labors, as well as labors with inductions, augmentations, epidurals, cesareans and VBACs.
Chapter Members are active with the local Chapter and working hard to build your community and provide much needed resource to the military community.
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.
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