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.
Energetics by Michelle
Serving Kanagawa-ken, Japan
My doula journey began with my desire to encourage birth experiences that mitigated trauma for mothers as well as families. When I learned about doulas and their holistic care approach, I signed up for the next DONA-approved training. Through my training with Linda Herrick, I found a way to educate, encourage, and support families to achieve health and happiness through their birth experiences. This service of love compliments my experience in bioenergy therapy, Reiki, beautifully. Through these two modalities I look forward to serving my community by helping people achieve healthful birth experiences. Many thanks!
Many years ago I watched the business of being born which encouraged me to study further and I learned throughout history there has been a tradition of women being supported by other woman during pregnancy, labor, birth and the immediate postpartum period. I have always been a very compassionate and loving person, through doula training I have learned how to use my caring nature to empower woman and support them and their families through this life-changing time, and to assist them in having the birth experience they want. Being a CAPPA-trained doula I believe wholeheartedly in self-advocacy and non-biased emotional, physical and informational support, and look forward to using my learned and natural skills to support birthing families.