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Jai Olive Doula Services

Doula-ing: The act of educating, loving, respecting, listening, embracing, advocating for, and assisting a birthing parent (and family) prenatally before labor, childbirth, and after.

 

Serving Ames/Ankeny/Des Moines, Iowa and surrounding counties in Iowa​

Virtual Support is Available. Serviced states such as Pennsylvania, Colorado, Tennessee, and out of the country

 

Vegan Friendly. LGBTQIA+ Friendly.

HSA/FSA, scholarships, service discounts, and payment plans are available

Experience supporting Afro-Centric, people who consider themselves body expansive or fat, solo or co-parenting, multiethnic and multiracial families, people with disabilities, people who consider themselves religious or spiritual, blended families, Queer families, sexual assault and abuse survivors, gender expansive including trans and non-binary.

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Why hire a Doula?

"I'm a full spectrum doula. That means I am here for all your life milestones and challenges related to mind, body, and spirit."

Research shows that birthing people are less likely to need Pitocin, less likely to have a cesarean, less likely to use any pain medication, and more likely to rate the childbirth experience positively

Doulas provide physical, emotional, and information support to you, your partner, and your support network. Doulas are trained to connect with evidence-based resources and community referrals that support individual and family cultural needs. 

Jai Olive is inclusive. I use non-gender-specific language, connect you to culturally responsive providers, and encourage you to use your voice throughout your care. You lead with your intuition and comfort at all times. 

Feeling supported and easing the emotional experience of any journey promotes positive outcomes. To know someone is always there, rooting for you, helps you make the most informed decision about your body and family. 

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