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Adopting Overseas

CONTRIBUTED BY SHANNON R. Have you ever thought about adoption, but weren’t sure how to get started? Or wondered if it was even possible being in...

The Birth Education Center of Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY ERIN GODDARD Giving birth is a journey: a beautiful, difficult, breathtaking journey that will forever change a woman. Whether you give birth by...

Infertility Treatments in Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZABETH McKENZIE One of the first things I heard from other military wives about being stationed in Okinawa is that every family leaves...

Doula Births

CONTRIBUTED BY AMANDA DODSON/PHOTOS BY DANIELLE MATLOCK Editor’s note: Many expectant mothers have heard the term “doula” but not understood its meaning. Amanda has offered...

Pregnancy and Birth at Adventist Medical Center

CONTRIBUTED BY STACY ROSE Adventist Med Center I recently gave birth at Adventist Medical Center and wanted to share my experience for anyone considering this option. At...

In Vitro Fertilization In Okinawa, Part 2

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE Last week we opened a new post about pregnancy and childbirth at Lester Naval Hospital for discussion, in order to update...

Pregnancy & Delivery on Okinawa, Part 3

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE We have two types of posts on Okinawa Hai that receive a huge amount of comments from our readers, both in...

An Okinawa Adoption Story

I always wanted to adopt but was never able to. I was a single 24 year-old female serving in the United States Marine...

International Adoption Workshop

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER HANSEN Twice a year MCCS offers an International Adoption Workshop through the Marine and Family Services Center. The workshop covers issues pertaining...

Breastfeeding In Public On Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE My daughter was born when we were stationed in Germany, and I always felt grateful that the society we lived in...

Katie Works to Adopt

CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA She waited tables. For several years. But at 23 she found herself beginning to look around at the 45 year old...

Adoption in Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY KIMBERLY MITCHELL From the reader mailbag, we found this one about adoption. Maybe some of you readers out there can help shed some...

Pregnancy & Delivery on Okinawa, Part 2

CONTRIBUTED BY LAN If you live here on Okinawa, you're bound to see a few expanded bellies that are probably not from good eats.  Call...

In Vitro in Okinawa, Part 1

CONTRIBUTED BY KIMBERLY MITCHELL Okinawa Hai reader, Lisa, has a question. Can anyone help her out? I have been in Okinawa for about 5 months now....

Moving AND Pregnant

CONTRIBUTED BY LAN When I was about 36 weeks pregnant w/my chunky monkey , my nesting instinct kicked in and I wanted desperately to...

Pregnancy & Delivery on Okinawa, Part 1

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO We recently received this e-mail. Let's help a lady out, shall we? A couple of months ago my husband and I learned...

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