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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Yui Clinic, Birth Center, OBGYN

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Fumi Shimabukuro, M.D., Director, Obstetrician & Gynecologist

{OBGYN Clinic, In Network Provider}

Website:  www.yuiclinic.com

Email:  yuihappy@yuiclinic.com

Phone:  81-98-989-3801

At Yui Clinic we support natural birth and breastfeeding in a home-like environment for you comfort you while your appointments and stay.  We believe mothers who are giving birth will have a better and more secured feeling when she is taken good care of.  The delivery is done in a relaxing manner, and this environment provides different sense of security than the one that the big hospital gives. We value the relationships with our local community while communicating well with other neighboring hospitals.  W do the best we can to contribute to the mental and physical health of those who visit this clinic.  We provide a variety of maternity classes for a mother's knowledge of natural birth and breast feeding.  If you are interesting visiting our clinic or giving birth here, please make an appointment for a check up at once!

 

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Babymoon Lactation Consulting

 
 

 

Kelli Zackary, RN, IBCLC (NEW!)

{Breastfeeding and Infant Massage}
Website: Babymoon Lactation
Facebook: Babymoon
Email: Nursekelli@babymoonlc.com

I am a Registered Nurse, an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), and a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association. I am also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) with Lomi Lomi Certification. I enjoy incorporating infant massage into my breastfeeding consultations. I am very passionate about breastfeeding and breastfed my own two boys! I am honored to have the opportunity to assist my sisters in the military community on their breastfeeding journey. I provide guilt-free comprehensive, evidence based support to get moms through every stage of breastfeeding from prenatal to weaning.

 

Doulas & Childbirth Educators

 

 

MO’s Birth Partner Services

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Mareike “mo” O’Neil

{Doula – Pregnancy - Birth - Postpartum - Bereavement - Multiples}

Website: Mo's Birth Partner Services

Email:mo@birthpartnerservices.com

Phones: 080-3551-5879 

Hi, my name is Mareike “mo” O'Neil. Originally hailing from Germany, I am married to my husband who has been a marine for over 26 years. We have three children and have been in Okinawa since 2014. I had my first daughter on Camp Pendleton. After we moved to Okinawa, I had a twin miscarriage. About a year later, my rainbow baby twins were born via c-section.

 I feel very blessed to share my knowledge and experience with you on your own journey.  My main focus will be on empowering your partner and you to create the experience you would love for your birth- no matter the circumstances or hurdles. I am looking forward to supporting you with calm assertiveness and comfort measures.  If your partner will be away for the birth, I strive to help to be that partner for you and can accompany you to your prenatal appointments as well.  

It is never too late to get a doula! If I am available, I can join you even if you wait till the day of your birth to contact me.  But the more planning we can do together, the better you will feel prepared for your big day :)

Some of my specializations besides being a birth doula include postpartum, multiples and bereavement.  Please check out my website www.BirthPartnerServices.com or contact me at 080-3551-5879 for any questions or to set up a meeting.

I can't wait to meet you, your partner and your newest addition to your family. :)

 
 

 

Amanda Winn - Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

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Amanda Winn

{Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulationist}

Website: Amanda Winn Birth Doula

                                                                                        Email: ajoywinn@gmail.com

 
 

Aside from the distinguished honor of serving as a doula, I am a mom to three busy boys, one adorable daughter and wife to an amazing husband.  They fill my days with constant energy!  I became interested in doula work after the birth of our first son. 

I attended my first DONA doula training in 2009 and became a certified doula with both DONA and Hypnobabies in 2012.  After experiencing the benefits of placenta encapsulation first hand I became a certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist in 2016.  

My goal as a doula is to help women achieve the birth they want!  You will remember the birth of your children for the rest of your life and I sincerely want you to have positive memories of this amazing occasion.  I will strive to help your husband or birth partner be as involved as they want to be.  Often they provide the best support, but just need some a nudge in the right direction or a few fresh ideas on how to help.  Together we make an amazing team, giving you, the laboring mom, all the support you need.  A woman in labor can never have too much support!

Please visit my website to learn more about my services.  

 
 

 

Birth With Grace

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Grace DeMaria

{Birth Doula}

Website: Birth With Grace

Email: pgrace14@yahoo.com

Phone: 080-4298-9820

Hello, My name is Grace. I discovered my passion for pregnancy and birth during my first pregnancy. When I found out I was pregnant one of my first thoughts was, “Oh no, this means I have to give birth!” We hired a doula and as I read and prepared for a healthy pregnancy and birth the more excited I became. I want to share that excitement with other moms as they make this amazing voyage into motherhood, whether it is her first birth or fifth. I am here to provide resources, information and emotional and physical support through your pregnancy, birth and post-partum. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to meet.

Supporting mothers in the birth they want. Equipping families to make informed decisions. Welcoming little ones with love and grace. 

 

 
 

 

 Dayana Harrison Birth Services

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Dayana Harrison

{Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Holistic Healing Professional}

Website: Dayana Harrison Birth Services

Email: dhbirthservices@gmail.com

Phone: 090-6858-7904

My name is Dayana and I am a certified Birth Educator, Holistic Healer, Doula, and Fertility Awareness Advocator loving helping other women through their most precious and unique journey in their lives. However, it is for sure that God already gave you the tools and body to overcome the challenges of childbirth. Therefore, I know God just brought me into your picture to remind you how strong and powerful you and your body are, and to support you in an educated and unbiased way. 

Thats why I will stand alongside you through the miracle of pregnancy, the challenges of birth, and the transition of postpartum. It is in my heart to help create a memorable experience within these journeys. 

And, I truly cannot wait to empower you, to encourage you and to meet you.

It will be an honor and a blessing to be able to serve you.

 Blessings, Dayana Harrison Birth Services

 
 
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Tender Hearts Doula Service

Ashley Mitchke

{Birth Doula)

Facebook: Tender Hearts

Email: tenderheartsdoulaservices@gmail.com

Phone:  080-6495-4554

Hello, I'm Ashley and I am a trained Doula working on DONA certification.  I am a military spouse and mother of 1. I am currently located in Okinawa, Japan. 

My passion since I was young has always been caring for other people. I studied various health care careers in college and have always had a passion for ensuring people receive quality care.  A mother's birth experience is a time she will remember for the rest of her life. Every birth is a personal time and each one is different. My goal as a Doula is to make sure my clients are cared for, have a positive and memorable birth, are informed about comfort based measures and to provide  the support and encouragement they need before and during labor, birth, and the beginning of their journey as a family. I look forward to being a part of your birth story. 

If you would like a free consultation please contact me through messenger or tenderheartsdoulaservices@gmail.com

 
 

 

Divine Design Doula Services

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Liv Schroers

{Birth Doula}

Website: Divine Design Doula

Email: olivia.schroers@gmail.com

Phone: 080-4094-3706

My name is Liv -- I am originally from our homesteaded farm outside of a small town in Minnesota. Out there on the prairie, I had never heard of the term 'doula' until coming here to Okinawa. I fell in love with the opportunity in which doulas are granted to partake in God's Divine Design of human life in a very special way. 

I am a planner; I love to be organized and have a plan a, b, c, and z. However, with the pregnancy of our son, the Lord challenged me to put down my pen and let Him do the writing. He had already written our birth story, but it was up to us if we were going to trust His plan or create our own. He desires us to say, "Yes." when He asks, "Do you trust me?" 

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

JEREMIAH 29:11

Through various means, I will help ensure you are informed and supported throughout the duration of your pregnancy and birth experience. I am sincerely humbled in the opportunity to partake in His plan for your birth.

 
 

 

Divine Nature Birth Services

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Amanda Michels

{Childbirth Education}

Website: Divine Nature Birth Services

Email: contact@divinenaturebirth.com

Phone: 080-6496-9686

I am offering the lovely families on Okinawa some classes to assist them as they prepare for their child's birth.  Classes will cover a wide variety of topics from third trimester health, labor and delivery, medical interventions, comfort measures, and postpartum care for baby and mom!  My goal is to provide families evidence based information so they can make the choices that best fit their family needs.  

 
 

 

Faithful Doula Services

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Heather McQuillan

{Birth Doula}


Website:  Faithful Doula

Email:  heather.mcquillan@faithfuldoula.com

Phone: 080-3080-7804

I provide quality care, and comfort techniques to support you through your labor and birth. I will answer your questions with evidence based research and provide local resources for your needs. I can assist you in creating your birth plan. My goal is for you to have the birth YOU envision, the way YOU envision it. We all know that things happen that are out of our control, but my hope is that you can make confident decisions and work with your Dr. to find an outcome that you are comfortable with.

 
 

 

Lora Lee Doula Services

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Lora Garcia

{Birth Doula, Photographer}

Email:  loraleebpandds@gmail.com

Phone: 080-4868-3791

My name is Lora Lee Garcia and I’m so excited to start serving the military community of Okinawa, Japan! I completed my Doula training in August of 2015 and am currently working on my certification through Doulas of Northern America (DONA). I married my high school sweetheart in 2000 and have spent the past 16 years as a Marine Corps spouse. We have four boys. My oldest is in middle school and my youngest will turn 5 in December. Now that my youngest is about to start school I thought it was time to pursue my own interests and joys. Bringing new life into my own family was one of the most exciting and rewarding times of my life as a mom. I enjoyed every second of my pregnancies and after, but my births were not as exciting. I had all four of my boys via cesarean section. None of my births went as I had planned or envisioned them going. Which in turn lead me down the path that I’m on now to becoming a certified doula. As your doula I’ll draw on my professional training, knowledge and experience to provide physical, emotional and informational support to you and your partner to ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience.

 
 

 

Caring Hands Doula Services

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Megan Horvath, Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula

{Birth & Postpartum Doula, Placenta Encapsulationist}

Email: caringhandsbirthdoulaservices@gmail.com

Phone: 090-7587-1810

My name is Megan I am a wife, mother of two, doula. I believe in the empowerment of women through their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I believe in supporting women to have the birth experience they chose; however they define it. I believe in opening to birth as it unfolds, often unexpectedly, and finding surrender. I provide emotional and physical support for the mother and family throughout pregnancy, birth, and help with postpartum adjustment. This precious time lays the foundation for trust and connection that can affect each of us though out life.

 
 

 

Wonder Women Birthing Services

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Rachel Roberts, HBCE

{Birth & Postpartum Doula, HypnoBirthing Educator, Placenta Encapsulationist}

Email: Rachel@wonderwomenbirthing.com

Phone: 080-3582-6588

Hi, I'm Rachel, and thank you for visiting my page. Before I gave birth, I thought there was only one way to have a baby. I was scared, and unsure of my ability to birth. During my pregnancy, I dedicated myself to learning all I could about natural birth, holistic healing, aromatherapy and evidence based birth. My birth experience inspired me to become a doula.I am a trained Labor Support Professional, and I will provide continuous emotional, physical and educative support through all stages of your pregnancy. I believe that labor and birth are sacred events and those memories will be treasured forever.I want you to feel like you have the ability and power to birth YOUR way. My support can help provide the confidence you need to access the tools you already possess! I believe that all women are Wonder Women and sometimes just need a little assurance and support to unleash your body's amazing birthing abilities! Contact me to set up a free consultation. I can't wait to be a part of Your birth story!

“There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” ~ Laura Stavoe Harm