Meet Doula Jazzmine
Hi! I'm Jazzmine Brooks and I am professional fertility, birth, and postpartum doula in the Ames/Ankeny/Des Moines and the surrounding area. Welcome!
A doula is a trained professional that provides emotional and physical support to pregnant individuals and their partners. I am an advocate, coach, and resource for the community.
Birth work is important to me and helping families to create a positive birth experience brings me joy. I became a doula to promote holistic living for rural women, and womxn of color and diverse backgrounds. I prepare individuals, families, and birth parents' to make the best, informed decisions in medical spaces and birthing rooms. I provide support on reproductive health education, fertility, pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. My philosophy is to honor your choice, amplify your voice, and provide you with support to feel empowered.
I believe in empowering womxn by leading with love and care, as well as providing evidence-based knowledge to help guide birth parent(s) to making informed decisions about their care. As the owner of Jai Olive, I value creating space for womxn beyond my fertility and birth services. I organize a national summer book club (Lotus Sisters) and host the Being Olivia podcast. This podcast addresses issues related to womxn’s mental and spiritual health.
I began my work as a sexual health advocate and K-12/College health promotion professional. I have over 10 years of experience working with diverse communities such as religious/spiritually connected individuals, LGBTQIA+ community, person(s) with disabilities, and person(s) of immigrant status. I also work with families that have experienced pregnancy and infant loss, as well as supporting trauma-survivors.
I was trained in 2019 by the National Black Doulas Association and I am currently being mentored by a Des Moines, Iowa Doula, Emily Alberhasky (10+ years of experience), to complete my certification. I continue to educate myself through development opportunities (ex. herbalism, womb health, and healing, evidence-based birth, birth at various body sizes and conditions, 4th trimester, etc.) that allow me to provide the best services to clients.
I am originally from Chicago, Illinois but call Las Vegas, Nevada home. I am a wife, furmom, daughter, sister, educator, Black birth scholar, vlogger and podcaster, and a woman of the land and for its people
Let's chat! I'd love to support you on your next journey!
Jazzmine brings a level of support, love, and caring approach with her clients and audience. She provides authentic advice, tips, and encouraging solutions for all women and their wellbeing. Recently, I participated in the podcast “Being Olivia” where we shared healing through “Black Girl Magic”, where we share strategies on creating healing and healthy sister circles.
Jazzmine provides exercises for self-reflection, personal wellness, and growth. Her ability to create vulnerable spaces and relationships continues to speak to her strength and passion for wellness. She challenges and supports you individually and collectively to heal physically and mentally.
I met Jazzmine by coincidence through a mutual contact when I was about 37 weeks pregnant, and from the very beginning, she was very open and informative with an inviting spirit. I had been looking for a doula to help with this pregnancy, an African American doula in particular, so it was a no brainer that I needed her.
Jazzmine was extremely supportive and caring throughout my entire experience with her. She provided my husband and I with great advice to prepare us for delivery, helpful tips to make labor and delivery easier on me, and a sense of comfort during this uncertain time dealing with the COVID pandemic.
I appreciated the open communication and that I could reach her through different avenues (phone, text, email). She’s amazing with following up postpartum as well and just having that extra ear to vent to and navigate through my feelings, anxieties, and concerns with was definitely needed. I would recommend her services to anyone a million times over.