The Military Doula is an organization founded by Marie Lewis, LCCE, CD, PCD in 2015 to connect doulas and military families. The first Military Doula program is the Special Ops Delivery Project. It pairs military families facing a birth alone as a result of military duty with trained volunteer doulas. Each doula who volunteers has chosen to serve those who serve by offering professional doula services for both the expecting spouse of the deployed military member.
The whole point of volunteering is because I know what they are going through, having been 14 weeks pregnant when he deployed for a year. I understand wanting to make money as a doula, I would love to have it as a full time career– but THIS cause is why I wanted to do it in the first place, and no matter how broke I am, I will take off from my day job to meet with military families and serve them just like my paying clients. Jamie Posey