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Birth-Related Organizations:

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

In-hospital (Broadlawns)

Mercy Midwives: 643-6869

In-hospital (Mercy)

Unity Point Midwives: 309-6011

In-hospital (Methodist/Lutheran)


Childbirth Education:

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 


Massage Therapy:

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.


Parenting Groups:


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 

Remembrance  Photography


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



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