**Last updated June 20, 2020. I will be keeping this page updated with information and resources as I receive them.**
As of June 20, 2020: Most Central Iowa hospitals have re-opened their hospitals to doulas, including MercyOne Des Moines, Unity Point Downtown Des Moines, Methodist West, Lutheran, Broadlawns, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. In-person doula support is allowed in addition to their spouse or partner. Both the partner and doula must be symptom free. Doulas will be required to wear masks the entire time and stay in patient rooms. I'm thrilled to be back in the birth space!
Mary Greeley hospital in Ames has not yet re-opened to doulas.
Local Information / Resources
Out of hospital birth options (for low risk pregnancies & births)
Info from Kelli
Childbirth Education Courses currently meeting online
Local Hospital Visitor Restrictions
Virtual Hospital Tours
National Information / Resources
Evidence Based Birth
Aviva Romm, MD
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG)
Online/Virtual Childbirth Education Courses