Jai's Doula Services

Doulaing: 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 areas​

Trained by the National Black Doulas Association

Emily Alberhasky, Des Moines Doula Mentor (10+ years of experience) 

LGBTQ Friendly.

Discounts Available Now

Discounts are available to low-income families, single parents, surrogates, a person(s) with a disability,

and folks considering adoption.

Want to get a doula for a loved one?

Click here to inquire about a Jai Olive Wellness Doula Certificate. 

Jai Olive Wellness is excited to partner with [M]otherboard.

Personalized way to communicate your birth plan with your team as well as access to educational tools and handouts. 

Jai Olive Consultation

Free

Client-Centered Conversation to establish needs, understanding doula support, review services, and most importantly, building a connection.

This is offered virtually

Doula and Client Consultations discuss:

  • Client's questions and vision for fertility, birth and/or related support

  • Jai Olive Doula philosophy and role

  • Jai Olive review of services, resources, and fees

  • Client and doula building a connection 

Jai Olive Holistic Fertility Support

$250

+ 7% sales tax

A Holistic Fertility Doula assists individuals to build better reproductive health and families to achieve conception. The Doula provides support, resources, and referral services that enhance reproductive health. I work alongside health professionals and consultants to increase health fertility practices.

This package can be offered virtually

  • One complimentary initial consult via in-person, phone, Facetime, or Google Hangouts.

  • Support includes guidance, resources and referral services on nutrition health, managing stress factors, impacts of sex and ovulation, ​decongesting the womb, working & healing through uterine (Womb) trauma, herbs to increase fertility, scaling your fertility practice and more.

  • Weekly reproductive health coaching sessions.

  • Nutritional counseling sessions included with coaching sessions.

  • Phone, email, Facetime/Google Hangout & text message support during care.

  • Client diary provided. The client is responsible for sharing food diary, monthly ovulation dates, and disclosure of health-related information

*Price is for one (1) month of services. Additional services are $25 per one (1) hour session. The results may vary.

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Jai Olive Birth Support

$500

+ 7% sales tax

A Birth Doula assists a birthing parent and family before and during childbirth. I provide non-medical emotional and physical support during pregnancy and the birthing process. The Doula works beside your birth team and is there to assist the birth parent, helpers, or partner, but not to replace them.

This package can be offered virtually

 

Birth Doula Support Services

  • Consultation fee included as initial consult via in-person, phone, FaceTime or Google Hangouts

  • 3 In-home prenatal appointments. 

  • Assistance with birth planning and facilities tours.

  • Nutritional counseling session to best prepare the body for labor (prenatal)

  • Phone, email, FaceTime & text message support during care

  • Handouts on pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum

  • Access to knowledge of labor and birth

  • Attendance and support at labor and birth

  • Doula on-call 37 - 42 weeks for birth

  • 2 In-home postpartum visit with a nutrition and lactation guide, resources and referral services

 

Childbirth education classes are available at birth hospitals. If you are unable to attend for any reason, I am happy to go over basic/non-medically specific areas related to prenatal, labor prep, labor and birth, and the 4th trimester. 

Mother with her Baby

Jai Olive Postpartum Support

+ 7% sales tax

A Postpartum Doula assists a birthing parent and family in returning home after childbirth. I provide non-medical assistance with infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, infant soothing, and coping skills for new parents.

 

A Postpartum Doula works with each family individually to find out their particular needs. Some of the postpartum services that a doula will perform include:

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Help with the emotional and physical recovery after birth

  • Light housekeeping so that birth person does not feel so overwhelmed

  • Running errands

  • Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting

  • Light meal preparation

  • Baby soothing techniques

  • Sibling care

  • Referrals to local resources such as but not limited to parenting classes, pediatricians, lactation support and other parenting support groups

Fee Structure: 

$ 25.00 per hour by day from the hours of 7 am to 7 pm (weekends only)

$ 25.00 per hour by night from the hours of 7 pm to 7 am (weekends and weeknights)

*Combining the Birth and Postpartum Doula support packages is highly recommended

**Booking minimum is 4 hours per day, 3 days per week, for 2 weeks.

***Currently there is no availability to provide support between 7 am to 7 pm (Monday - Friday)

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