Let me tell you about this amazing military wife and doula I know... Her name is Amanda Dodson, and she is a certified DONA Doula and HypnoBirthing Educator (HBCE). Her passion is to help service members and their families during pregnancy and beyond inspired her to found the Japan Birth Resource Network. In order to coordinate and provide training and support for local area doulas, Amanda opened the Okinawa Birth Education Center. As a military spouse of 18 years, she has spent over 12 years living overseas with her husband of 18 years and their 3 children, two of which were born in Okinawa. Amanda was voted 2016 AFI Spouse of the Year for Marine Corps Base SD Butler, Okinawa, Japan for her important contributions and unwavering commitment to the military community and our country. She has spent the past 7 years educating and supporting military families stateside and abroad, working to build a continuity of care for expecting families and building relationships while fostering growth in local communities.
Want to know more about the Military Birth Resource Network Chapter? Click here for a chapter near you: https://www.militarybirthresourcenetwork.org/board-of-directors/
Recently this summer Amanda linked up with 'She Swank Market Place' located in Jacksonville, North Carolina in the heart of The Gum Branch Center. She rebranded herself to Dogwood Baby. If you are looking for Bump and Birth support to help your Bounding transitions more settle, contact her! In the store you can find a little bit of everything; from pregnancy, birth, to children items. They offer a selection of maternity clothing, natural health care products, a DIY station to make your own tea blends and nursing/teething necklaces. They also offer childbirth classes, information sessions and resources for the Jacksonville, North Carolina area. So if you're ever in the area, drop in to take a peek and go 'LIKE' her FB page: Dogwood Baby, Bump to Both to Bounding!
715 Gum Branch Rd. Unit 6
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Call (910) 968-0343
Let Amanda know I 'Natasha, from Earthbound' sent you via my blog on her!
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