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​

Vegan Friendly.

LGBTQIA+ Friendly.

Discounts Available Now

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

and folks considering adoption.

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Jai Olive Consultation

Free 30 minutes

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

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

  • Complimentary consultation included via in-person, Zoom, 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.

  • Six (6)  bi-weekly 1-hour virtual (Zoom) coaching sessions

  • Custom herbs and steaming blends w/ guide

  • Reproductive health/Fertility coaching sessions for 12 weeks

  • Nutritional and herbal counseling included

  • Email, Facetime, Google Hangout, Zoom, and text message support during care.

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

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Jai Olive Birth Support

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

  • Complimentary consultation included via in-person, phone, FaceTime or Google Hangouts

  • 3 In-home or virtual prenatal appointments

  • Assistance with birth preferences

  • Prenatal nutritional and herbal counseling session

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

  • Parent 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 or virtual postpartum visits

  • Nutrition and lactation through 6-week postpartum care

 

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. 

Jai Olive Postpartum Support

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:

  • In-person lactation education, support, and assessment

  • Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) Screening and referral support

  • Light housekeeping and running errands

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

  • Nutrition support, light meal preparation, and shopping

  • Belly binding, postpartum herbal healing, and support

  • Newborn comforting, grooming, and soothing techniques

  • Family adjustment support, and sibling care and bonding

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

  • FREE AFTER BABY BOX POSTPARTUM GIFT SET

Fee Structure: 

Booking a minimum of 10 hours is required and allows for a quality of service to the birthing person, partner, and their baby. 

*Doula is Infant & Child First Aid/CPR/AED trained

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

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Jai Olive Lacation Support

Coming April 2021

A  Certified Lactiation Counselor (CLC) assists a birthing parent and family on evidence-based feeding options for your child/children. I provide non-medical support and education on chestfeeding, assist in navigating chestfeeding challenges, and provide chestfeeding assessment, resource and referral. 

This package can be offered virtually

A CLC works with each family individually to find out their particular needs related to newborn feeding and lactation.

As your Lactation Counselor I provide:

  • Complimentary consultation included via in-person, phone, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts

  • Eight (8) weeks of in-person, video, and phone support

  • 4 in-person or virtual 1.5-hours sessions (based on need)

  • Assessment of latching, monitoring by infant weight, and feeding

  • Counseling and education for chestfeeding parents

  • Nutritional support and boosting milk supply strategies

  • Guidance on positioning, pumping, milk storage, feeding cues, and more

  • Provide evidence-based information regarding breastfeeding and medications, tobacco use, alcohol, and illicit drugs

  • Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) Screening and referral support

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Jai Olive Lacation Support

Coming April 2021

A  Certified Lactiation Counselor (CLC) assists a birthing parent and family on evidence-based feeding options for your child/children. I provide non-medical support and education on chestfeeding, assist in navigating chestfeeding challenges, and provide chestfeeding assessment, resource and referral. 

This package can be offered virtually

A CLC works with each family individually to find out their particular needs related to newborn feeding and lactation.

As your Lactation Counselor I provide:

  • Complimentary consultation included via in-person, phone, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts

  • Eight (8) weeks of in-person, video, and phone support

  • 4 in-person or virtual 1.5-hours sessions (based on need)

  • Assessment of latching, monitoring by infant weight, and feeding

  • Counseling and education for chestfeeding parents

  • Nutritional support and boosting milk supply strategies

  • Guidance on positioning, pumping, milk storage, feeding cues, and more

  • Provide evidence-based information regarding breastfeeding and medications, tobacco use, alcohol, and illicit drugs

  • Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) Screening and referral support

Jai Olive Placenta Encapsulation

Coming April 2021

Certified Placenta Encapsulator offers safe, sanitized, and nutrient-rich placenta capsules, raw tinctures, and cord keepsake for each client. 

Capsulating placentas offer the benefits of preventing and lowering the risk of postpartum depression, replenishing iron, providing hormone supplementation, natural pain relief, and supporting early and healthy milk supply. Placenta capsules offer:

  • Contactless pick-up/delivery

  • Dehydrated Cord Keepsake in the shape of a heart or spelling "Love"

  • Postpartum Usage Guide

  • 100-200 Capsules

Additional Services: 

Placenta on a Canvas

Placenta prints make beautiful art, you can frame it and admire the amazing tree of life that nourished your baby for years to come. I use your placenta to create a classic “tree” print on a high-quality 3X5 canvas using vegan-based food coloring before beginning the process for encapsulation. The result is an organic piece of art that is unique to you. Various colors are available. 

4 oz Placenta Tincture

A tincture is made with fresh placenta components steeped in grain-based 80% proof alcohol (vodka, gin, or tequila). The tincture is swirled daily for six weeks. This shelf-stable placenta infusion can be used long after your capsules are gone. Use as early as your first menstrual cycle through menopause.

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