Birth Companions Doula Service
Phone: (515) 480-4810
Birth Fee: $600 to $700
Fee Details: $700 package includes 2-3 prenatal visits, on call 24x7 for you, the birth, and 1 postpartum visit; unlimited phone and email contact. Have extensive breastfeeding knowledge and support. Will make additional home visits to assist with breastfeeding problems.
Birth Doula Experience: 15 years and 425 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Have served as a DONA doula trainer in the past; served as DONA State Rep for Iowa; served on DONA Conference Committee; and on the DONA Certification Committee. Also work with pregnant and parenting teens as the Perinatal Services Coordinator at a non-profit agency in Des Moines - the Young Women's Resource Center. I go into area high schools and facilitate support/education groups for pregnant and parenting teens; conduct pregnancy and birth education groups in area high schools focusing on the importance of having a healthy pregnancy and receiving prenatal care. Also coordinate the Better Begginings Doula Program for young women 21 and under. I also am an active, professional member of our local chapter of ICAN in Central Iowa as an activist for normal and natural birth.
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Des Moines, IA
Working with Diane was nothing short of wonderful. Diane's wealth of knowledge and resources, as well as her calming, natural presence put our minds at ease during my pregnancy, labor and birth of our son. Diane supported our wishes and was our strongest advocate as we planned our first natural birth at home. She knew exactly how to support my family and me emotionally and physically during this special time in our life. She was, without question, an integral part of our birth experience.
= Available. Calendar last updated: Updated 4/16/2013