Labor Doula Faculty
Location: North Carolina
Amanda Dodson is a CAPPA certified doula CLD and HypnoBirthing Educator HBCE with over 15 years experience as a birth doula and childbirth educator. Her passion to support service members and their families during pregnancy and beyond inspired her to found the Japan Birth Resource Network in 2013 and CoFound the Military Birth ResourceNetwork in 2016. Amanda is also an Army National Guard Veteran and Military spouse of 25 years. Her husband recently retired after serving 29 years in the USMC. They spent 13 years living overseas with their 3 children, two of which were born in Okinawa. She has spent the past 15 years educating and supporting military families stateside and abroad, working to provide continuity of care for expecting military families around the world. Now Amanda is fulfilling a goal of becoming a Birth Doula Trainer after many years. She looks forward to being a part of the CAPPA community and growing the doula community around the work.