Resources

Providers

Broadlawns Midwifery (hospital birth)

Home Sweet Homebirth (home birth)

Willowsong Midwifery (home & birth center birth)

Broadlawns OB/GYN (hospital birth)

Woman Rising Midwifery (home birth)

Des Moines Midwife Collective (home birth)

Mercy Clinics Midwifery (hospital birth, including some VBACs)

Unity Point Health Midwife Services (hospital birth)

Unity Point OB/GYN (hospital birth)

Postpartum Doulas

Katie Nyberg @ The Iowa Baby Lady

Kimberly Isburg @ Sweet Beginnings by KAVI

Katherine Ward @ Genesis Birth & Massage

Jazzmine Brooks @ Jai Olive Wellness

Karen Danely (Ames) @ New Baby Support Services

Infant sleep

Taking Cara Babies: Online Sleep Classes

Baby activities

Apps

Gentle Birth

Count the Kicks

Expectful - Pregnancy and postpartum meditation

Insight Timer - Free meditation app

Ovia Pregnancy Tracker

Books about pregnancy and birth

Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke

Mama Natural: Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Natural Hospital Birth by Cynthia Gabriel

Oh Sis, You're Pregnant by Shanicia Boswell

Expecting Better by Emily Oster

Like a Mother by Angela Garbes

Birth Without Fear by January Harshe

Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols

Real Food for Gestational Diabetes by Lily Nichols

Birthing from Within by Pam England

Hypnobirthing by Marie Mongan

Babies are Not Pizzas by Rebecca Dekker

Peaceful Pushing (e-book) by Libby Trausch

Planned C-section Guide (e-book) by Molly Lechtenburg

Books about postpartum and Breastfeeding