Japan Birth Resource Network is the Founding Chapter of MBRN, proudly serving the Pacific.
The Japan Birth Resource Network, Founding Chapter of MBRN provides a supportive network for military families by developing opportunities for women and their families to be a part of a community that provides pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum, lactation, and parenting support from one duty station to the next.
Provider listings: Doulas, IBCLC's, Birth Centers, etc.
Free Birth Talk meetings to include guest speakers and informative topics.
Events such as movie showings,workshops, Birth & Baby Fairs, Red Tent Events.
Connections with other families in the community.
Chapter Members are active with your local Chapter and working hard to build your community while providing 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. 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.
I am a mother and I am inspired by mothers, every single day and consider it an honor to serve them and their families on this beautiful Island. As a Birth Doula I provide continuous informational, emotional and physical support and hold space for growing families during this special time of their lives.
As Chapter leader of JBRN (MBRN’s founding chapter) my goal is to help educate the public about the many wonderful resources available and to connect families to available birth workers in Okinawa. I strive to educate, encourage and empower parents as they journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond.