Doula serving Ames/Ankeny/Des Moines, Iowa and surrounding areas
In-person support and virtual support are available
Meet your Doula!
Hi! I'm Jazzmine Brooks, the "Rural Black Doula", and I am a professional full-spectrum doula in the Ames/Ankeny/Des Moines, Iowa areas.
I also provide support virtually out of state to individuals and families.
When invited to journey with someone through their reproductive health, fertility, pregnancy, birth, or postpartum journey, I become an ally. I am someone to walk beside you and I serve as someone to lean on when needed. I focus on providing support through evidence-based care, hands-on support, listening with compassion and an open heart, and treating families with dignity and love.
Update 07/01/2021: Due to the recent spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, some hospitals have made adjustments to client's visitors to help keep the spread of COVID-19 at a minimum, especially to those that may be ill, elderly, or immune-compromised. I am continuing to offer virtual support via Zoom in the interim as well as provide in-person support upon request. I have made steps to provide safety and support in-person during labor and delivery. I encourage you to connect with your doctor to determine if Doulas are considered part of your birth team. I will work with you to advocate for yourself as things progress. I will remain flexible in my availability and mechanisms to support you and your birth support team.
"Jai Olive Wellness did a phenomenal job leading up to, during, and after the birth. I felt very prepared about what to expect during the process because Jazzmine's teachings were very thorough. During the birth, Jazzmine was very attentive not only towards me, but also to my husband and hospital staff! After the birth, Jazzmine followed up way beyond the requirements of her contract. She truly provided well-rounded and compassionate care." - Jai Olive Client
Jai's Fertility, Birth, Postpartum
I provide support and guidance that creates a safe, memorable, and empowering birth experience. Expectant families will gain access to support and services related to fertility, birth, postpartum, and loss. Learn more about fertility, birth, and postpartum service packages.
The Rural Black Doula Chronicles Vlog is a series that seeks to empower rural women around reproductive and maternal health. Doula Jazzmine connects with women across the midwest to honor birth stories and birth work, offer tips and tricks for reproductive health, and highlighting her journey as a doula and an aspiring Black Birth Scholar.
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