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Central Iowa Doula Association

Birth & Postpartum Doulas

Emotional support, encouragement, physical comfort, and information during pregnancy, birth, and shortly after.

Postpartum Doulas

Support for families and newborns in the days, weeks, and months after birth.

Support for Doulas

Continuing education and support for new and experienced birth and postpartum doulas.

Spreading the Word

Creating opportunities to share the wonderful benefits of adding a doula to your birth or postpartum team.

Therapy Sessions
About Us

The Central Iowa Doula Association is a member organization consisting of certified or certifying birth and postpartum doulas in Des Moines, Iowa and surrounding areas. While we support each other and learn with each other, we are all independent doulas who are hired on an individual basis. If you are looking to hire a doula, please go to The Doulas page. If you are a doula looking to join our association, please go to the Become a Member page.

Our board members for 2022 are:

President: Amy Lourido

Vice President: Arianna Christiansen

Secretary: Liz Blind

Treasurer: Kimberly Isburg

Central Iowa Doula Association Members
Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.

Ina May Gaskin

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