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Jessica Brandes BSN-RN CLD HCHD Hypnodoula (CAPPA)

Holistic Hands Doula LLC

Nevada, IA Service range 100 miles Des Moines Metro and Central Iowa

Birth Fee

$825 to $1500

Birth Fee

$825 to $1500

Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:

Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 64 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Labor Doula
  • Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula

Doula Training

  • CAPPA - Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, January 2021
  • Hypnobabies, May 2023

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
As long as Covid-19 policies allow, I will do all hospital work.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births
Midwife must be present .

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Hypnosis for birth
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Special Services
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

My mission is to change the birthing community one childbirth at a time and offer flexibility and personalization so that doula care is accessible to everyone locally and or remotely. I am a CAPPA member and CAPPA trained as a labor doula. I've been a nurse for over 12 years. I'm hynobabies trained and have additional training from Brilliant Birth Academy. I take hynobabies clients as well as specialize in VBACs. During my free time I volunteer at my local church and at Mercy Medical Center. I offer in person birth services 775$- 1500$ as well as remote services . Fees are based upon requests and location. Add as many prenatal or postpartum visits as you'd like/in person or virtual . Retainer required upon contract. My remote services are can be 1 hour sessions or be used up until pushing. I offer a discount to Military Families & first responders, nurses. I offer discounted rates and scholarships to women who consider adoption and of low income . I offer scholarships to women of color. I offer scholarships to those of low income and am flexible with payment plans . I offer placenta art for an additional fee. I take Tricare West as well Iowa Total Care through The Doula Network . I accept FSA/HSA.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

CAPPA certified Birth Doula specializing in VBACs/VBacC2s. I have additional training BBA and Hynobabies, I work with families during pregnancy, labor, and during the post-partum period. I have experience with home births and hospital births, multiples, and take hynobabies clients. You can expect me to personalize your birth package to your needs and budget within reason. You can add/ deduct prenatal and postpartum visits to suit your needs. I require a 75$ retainer for holding your expected due date and the remaining fee by 36 weeks. I offer payment plans per square. I accept private clients, Iowa Total Care through TDN, and Tricare West as an in network doula. I am part of The Stork Network. I offer discounts to first responders. I accept HSA/FSA . I also take virtual clients last minute for 25$ far 30 minutes. Hypnobabies rehearsals 60$ per rehearsal.

Service Area

Nevada, IA Service range 100 miles Des Moines Metro and Central Iowa

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Lexi Hohneke


Jessica was very supportive throughout my entire pregnancy. I have some trauma regarding my first delivery. She helped me come up with a natural birth plan with the main goal to be healing for both my husband and I. She was available via text after all appointments with any questions I had, she encouraged me to stick to what I wanted and reminded me that I'm the patient and it's my body-- I'm in charge. She was a place for peace of mind and reassurance when I knew I was making the right decisions but I just needed a reminder of it. And at the end of my pregnancy when I made a complete 180 switch and took a completely different birth plan for the safety of my baby and I and my mental health, she was right there with us. I'll be FOREVER grateful I had her on my side. She was also amazing help after delivery with making sure I got the golden hour of skin to skin with my baby and helped initiate breast feeding. She's been very supportive afterwards as well checking in on me frequently. 

Jackie Coffman


Jessica was with us through the whole pregnancy and such a wealth of information. She made contact and communication effortless. It was nice to feel supported and have an independent third party I could go to with information. Although I changed my birth plan the day of, she was so supportive. Having her there helped keep the show going! I'm so glad she will be here with me a litttle longer to support my breast feeding journey!



I am so thankful I had Jessica by my side for the birth of our first child! I had no idea just how challenging labor and delivery would be and Jessica made the whole process so much smoother - she calmly and confidently guided me through contractions, offered great advice to help ease labor pains, and gave me constant verbal affirmations! I felt so much more confident in my home birth with Jessica there! 
It takes a very special person to be a doula and Jessica is definitely gifted to fill that role. Highly recommend her!! 

Kelsey Figland


My husband and I could not be any happier with Jessica as our doula. She was an amazing form of support through my pregnancy and my entire labor. She knew exactly how to help me stay in control during my contractions. She provided tools and advice during labor that helped me have an intervention free labor and birth. She knew my birth plan to a T, and advocated for us in so many ways. 



I had the best experience with Jessica. I was told many times a vbac wasn't possible for me as well as told I needed to schedule inductions, c sections ect. Jessica strod by my side and supported my choices. I had a successful vbac at 42 weeks with the support of Jessica.



Jessica was so great to work with. With this being our first pregnancy, we didn't really know what to expect and the doctors wanting to induce me, Jessica was a great to have and help explain things to us. If we didn't have her, I don't think I could've done it without an epidural. It was nice to kind of have a buffer between my husband and I, where he could focus on supporting me. We definitely recommend her and plan on working with her on our future pregnancies!

Olivia David


My  doula Jessica was very amazing,  she help me through it all N when I needed her to make some decisions with me she was right there helping me ! She has a great personality N she make this birth easy for us ! N we'll be using her again in the future! 



I had a traumatic c/s in 2015 and my desire to have a natural unmedicated birth prompted us to find a doula to guide us through VBAC and advocate for us.
We found Jessica and were beyond happy with services she provided.
She supported every decision we have made and even took the time to come out and help 2 days in a row to kick start labor after we ended up in post dates.
The labor did not go according to plan but Jessica was there the whole time.  There was a point where the pain became so debilitating I was ready to quit and have a c section and Jessica said that I can still have my VBAC. We had a successful VBAC shortly after with Jessica's support.  Our main goal was to have a a successful VBAC with a healthy happy baby, and we couldn't be any happier with the results!

Sam Pierce


Jess was a great addition to our birth team. I had a very fast labor. Jess arrived fast after I called and was very supportive through the pregnancy and delivery. We were supposed to do hypnobabies which didn't happen due to being so fast and I was also supposed to get in the labor tub etc. Despite changes in my birth plan Jess was there as a calming presence and did what I needed her to do the most, hold my hand! I highly reccomend her, especially as a hypnodoula. She encouraged me through pregnancy and guided me through my fast labor. She is very knowledgeable and has an amazing presence. 



10/10 recommend! What started as a quick trip in to get checked to see if my water broke ended in an emotional c section that left us extremely grateful for Jessica. Our original birth plan was an unmedicated vaginal birth with no interventions. We talked about how to handle different scenarios incase something came out.
When we found out my water had broke but my body wasn’t dilating we started induction. We weren’t in love with the idea but we also knew it was best. We kept in contact with Jessica & made a plan. When things switched up again Jessica & I revised our plan & she was heading our way to be with us until our son was born. As the induction process took a toll on me, Jessica offered multiples ways to help prepare my body & manage pain. We switched positions, used hip squeezes, massage, walking, swaying & other tools to keep progressing. As contractions were getting much harder to bare l my body still wasn’t dilating. I was emotionally & physically spent. We knew it was a marathon but I didn’t know if I could to keep up my stamina much longer if we kept to the unmedicated plan. When I requested the epidural, my heart had shattered. Jessica was there to help lift me up emotionally & physically..literally, it was a dense epidermal & she had to move me into different positions because I couldn't. She worked with the nurses to position me in bed to encourage my body to dilate.  Eventually we had to stop induction & look at the risks and benefits for both waiting it out & getting a c section. We decided a c section was the best route & once again Jessica didn’t skip a beat. She was there for us mentally & physically. She helped guide us through one of the hardest yet beautiful moments of our lives. If it wasn’t for having Jessica as part of our team, I don’t think we would be able to look back on the birth & find the beauty that still came from it.

Jennifer Rousel


You need Jessica as your doula ! I couldn't have gotten through active labor without her. Back in September, Jessica was by my side as a single mom and kept me calm emotionally and respected my choices. She suggested many different postion changes that gave me strength to pull through ! Hire her!

Jennifer Roseul


You need Jessica as your doula ! I couldn't have gotten through active labor without her. Back in September, Jessica was by my side as a single mom and kept me calm emotionally and respected my choices. She suggested many different postion changes that gave me strength to pull through ! Hire her!

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