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Grace Swartzendruber

All Bodies All Births


Phone: 8472691482

Birth Fee: $850

Postpartum Rate: $30

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years

Doula Training

  • ProDoula, October 2016
  • DONA International, June 2019
Type of Practice: Solo practice
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
Attends home births? No Home Births

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • VBAC

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Administrator of local Pregnant and Postpartum in the Corridor support group Co founder and member of Doulas of Iowa City, which provides networking and continuing education opportunities for local doulas.

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Coralville, IA
Travel Range: 25 Miles

Client Testimonials for Grace Swartzendruber

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Kara C

Grace has been an invaluable resource to me after the birth of my first child this past November. She provided a compassionate, non-judgmental listening ear throughout the up and downs of my journey as a new mother and while navigating breastfeeding. She provided me with loads of great resources to care for my own body post-birth and also tips to make the transition to motherhood as smooth as possible. She expertly provided support in all the aspects of motherhood that I didn't even know I would need support in as a first-time mom. If there was something that Grace didn't know that was specific to my situation, she went above and beyond to find the resources for me. I cannot recommend her services enough and am beyond grateful for her help through this huge transition in my life.

Posted 7/21/2019

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Grace worked with my husband and I during the birth of our son back in early 2018. It was my first pregnancy, I was new to the area, and I was so nervous about all the unknowns of the labor and delivery process. When my water broke, my husband contacted Grace and she came over to the hospital as quickly as she could. She calmed our nerves, advocated for us to the nurses and midwives who were attending the birth when we were too flustered to do so, and provided a steady and helpful presence during one of the wildest experiences my husband and I had ever had. After the birth, Grace followed up with us and provided help with breastfeeding and was a listening and empathetic ear to the first-time-mom experience. We are so thankful Grace was our doula, and would absolutely recommend her to anyone in the area. 

Posted 7/18/2019

Birth Availability for Grace Swartzendruber

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Postpartum Availability for Grace Swartzendruber

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