The Japan Birth Resource Network is the first Chapter with MBRN, proudly serving the Pacific.
Japan Birth Resource Network provide 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
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.
My name is Keyara Brown and I'm a birth doula currently working toward becoming DONA certified, and an aspiring midwife. I found my passion for pregnancy and birth after becoming pregnant with my son. Giving birth is one of the most memorable moments in a woman's life, and how she felt before, during, and after labor she will hold in her heart forever. I want to help create a memory that is fearless, full of love, powerful and above all, all your own. This day should be special and I want to support your birth however you see fit after all its YOUR BODY, YOUR BABY,YOUR BIRTH!
Serving Misawa Air Base
Hello, my name is Samantha Pearl. After hearing so many women's stories about traumatizing and scary births, I knew I wanted to be a small part of making that different. I am a trained Labor Support Professional and am currently working toward my DONA certification. My goal as a birth doula is to help you make your child's birth story memorable, in a good way. I think women need to be empowered through birth instead of scared. As a military spouse, I understand that sometimes we have to do things without our spouse and that can be stressful. Especially being overseas, thousands of miles from family and friends. I want to be that support for you when you feel like you have no one else. I look forward to working with you soon.
Serving Misawa Air Base
My name is Chantell Garrison. I am working towards becoming a DONA certified doula. When I gave birth to my daughter in 2006, I was so overwhelmed by everything. Even though I read several pregnancy books, none of them prepared me for my own experience. My daughter was born via cesarean. Unfortunately, many women end up having cesareans that could have been prevented. Over the last few years, I've realized that many women mistakenly believe that they have to have repeat cesareans. I have become passionate about educating women about Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). I feel that it's important to remind woman that they do have options. I want to help mothers-to-be to find their voices and to realize that they can birth the way that they want to. I look forward to working with other mommies in Misawa!
As Military Birth Resource Network Chapters expand we need your help. We not only need volunteers for events at Chapter Locations but board positions and other opportunities that come along. Sign up to help us grow!
Our mission is to assist women and their families to have healthy, safe, satisfying pregnancies, births, and postpartum experiences by providing information, resources, physical support, emotional support, and advocacy at duty stations stateside, overseas, and during deployment.
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