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International Cesarean Awareness Network
Promotes normal birth and provides support after Cesarean births.
Iowa Birth Organization
Working together with local community members and the special interest groups to change the course of birth practices across Iowa (and the nation) to eventually create lasting change in ALL birth related practices.
Certified Nurse Midwives:
Willowsong Midwifery Care & Healing Passages Birth and Wellness Center: Cosette Boone, 266-6712
Out of hospital births, including birth center
Midwife and Doula Services: Dana Erickson, 279-0382
Out of hospital births
Heart & Hands Clinic: Sheryl Puderbaugh, 243-6408
Out of hospital births
Broadlawns Midwifery: 282-2340
Mercy Midwives: 643-6869
Unity Point Midwives: 309-6011
Before and After the Birth: Amy Brooks-Murphy, 255-6066
Bradley Method classes
Blessed Births of Iowa: Shannon Lee 710-3742
Hypnobabies Childbirth Education Classes
The Iowa Baby Lady Childbirth Classes: 473-2737
Natural birth in the hospital
Powerful Mamas: Jacquelyn Duke, 240-7483
Online natural childbirth education, placenta encapsulation
Other Women's Healthcare:
Whole Woman Health: Lisa Kamphuis, ARNP, 243-6309
Young Women's Resource Center: 244-4901
For pregnant or parenting young women up to age 21.
The Family Tree: 202-2585
Prenatal Yoga classes, Blessingway Ceremonies, Pregnancy Massage, Nia, and Reiki.
Empowered Pregnancy & Birth,
Prenatal yoga (Ankeny)
Birthwell Clinic:777-3877. Tammy Watkins
Prenatal Chiropractic and latch support
Heartland Chiropractic and Wellness Center: 252-8668. Valerie Skow
Yost Family Chiropractic: 278-YOST
Chiropractic for the entire family, with a focus on pregnancy, babies, and children.
Balance Chiropractic: 255-5330 (Windsor Heights). Jennifer Thompson
Sweers Famly Chiropractic: 987-9574 (Clive). Liz Sweers
Moss Family Chiropractic: 964-9114 (Ankeny)
Swain Chiropractic: 967-9300
Godfrey Family Chiropractic: 957-9700 (Altoona)
Iowa Acupuncture Clinic, Bill and Elizabeth Terrell: 331-8948
Acupuncture Wellness Center, Deb Van Latenstein: 556-3304
Des Moines Acupuncture Clinic, Abby Miller: 277-9998
Midwest Acupuncture Clinic: Jay Heaverlo, 554-6728
Imagine Peace Massage: Maggie McCecil, 661-4166
The Family Tree: Yoga, Reiki, Massage, and other offerings. 202-2585
Barry Lowe, Pregnancy Massage: 243-1272
Wildflower Massage & Yoga: Sarah Hybels, 664-7306
Other Natural Healthcare Options:
Dragonfly Naturopathic, Sandy Seeman: 339.6062
The Livewell Clinic: 987-6332
Offers Chiropractic (whole family), well baby visits, allergy support, and more.
Holistic Families of Des Moines
For parents taking control of their family's health decisions.
Attachment Parenting International
Peaceful parenting for a peaceful world.
La Leache League
Supports breastfeeding families.
Des Moines Babywearing
The babywearing group, educating families on the use of baby slings.
Des Moines Cloth Diapering
Support and information for cloth diapering families.
NOCIRC of Iowa
Advocating leaving our boys intact. Contact Erica Fuchs, 515-292-2687
Betsy Rudicil: 867-6203
Pregnancy, Newborn and Family Photography.
Blind Photography: 279-6007
Pregnancy, Newborn, and Family.
Now I lay Me Down To Sleep
Products and Services:
Alternative Artistry: Sarah Norman, 240-1873
Mamas Moving Mountains:(562) 256-0240, Amy Lourido
Birth tub rentals
Songs and Signs: Denise Schmitz, 457-8834
Sign Language for Hearing Babies.
Wallypop: Supporting a Natural Lifestyle. Cloth Diapers, slings, natural home, and more.
Simply for Giggles: Children's Boutique in East Village
The Stork Wearhouse: Natural Products for Moms and Babies.
Diaper Du-Dee & Baby Junk : A cloth diaper service & natural products for babies