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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MO’s Birth Partner Services

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Mareike “mo” O’Neil

{Doula – Pregnancy - Birth - Postpartum - Bereavement - Multiples/ birthlight Yoga Instructor}

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 offer birthlight yoga classes for prenatal, postpartum and Baby&Me Yoga (Dads encouraged to attend, too).

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

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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. I am currently on maternity leave but please contact me if you are interested in childbirth, breastfeeding or newborn care education.

 

 
 

 

 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

 
 

 

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

{Certified Childbirth Educator & Birth Doula}

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.  

 
 
 

 

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