It’s no secret – We love the military here at Stars & Stripes Doulas. Why do we love the military so much? Because we are all military spouses and veterans ourselves.
Since we are all military spouses, that makes us Military Doulas. But what does that mean to our clients and our community? Military doulas understand the unique needs of other military families because we live that lifestyle ourselves. We can talk acronyms and military language all day long with you.
MTF. Prime. PCS. OCONUS. Select. DITY. OPSEC. TDY. CDC.
Our business model supports military families by military families. This is important to us. All of our doulas are military affiliated. A military doula has base access which means she will not sit in the line at the gate waiting for her car to be checked in while you are rushing to the hospital in labor. A military doula understands and respects the rank structure while addressing hospital personnel. Military doulas also understand your need for safety and security and protect your information and situation with the utmost privacy because we understand that ‘loose lips sink ships’.
We chose to create a business that allows our military doulas to take their business and passion with them no matter where Uncle Sam chooses to move them. Expanding to other military bases around the world will help our past clients feel secure in selecting the perfect doula for their next duty station because they know that Stars & Stripes Doulas are the most elite doulas in the area. Our doulas all have the best training available, background checks on file, current CPR credentials and as always, they know the best of the best of all resources at your new duty station.
Finally, a military doula understands your situation. They understand that you don’t want to burden your deployed husband with something little like Braxton hicks contractions yet you want to tell someone. A military doula knows that she may be your only support person in the room because you just moved here just in time for your husband to go TDY and your family is 2,000 miles away. It’s okay, we feel honored that you chose us and we will be the best partner, friend, stand in sister that you can imagine.
While we boast that we are military doulas, we know that this status makes a difference in our client’s births and postpartum transition period. Everything mentioned here is something that the average doula cannot obtain without having a military affiliate themselves. Our military doulas help to complete your birth team in a way that you cannot understand until you have met them.
I am proud to be a Military Doula.
Written by: Melanie Binversie, Owner & Lead Doula of Stars and Stripes Doulas of Washington DC