Jazzmine B. | Doula in Des Moines, IA

Jai Olive

    Practice overview

    Research shows that birthing people are less likely to need Pitocin, less likely to have a cesarean, less likely to use any pain medication, and more likely to rate the childbirth experience positively.

    Doulas provide physical, emotional, and information support to you, your partner, and your support network. Doulas are trained to connect with evidence-based resources and community referrals that support individual and family cultural needs.

    Jai Olive is inclusive. I use non-gender-specific language, connect you to culturally responsive providers, and encourage you to use your voice throughout your care. You lead with your intuition and comfort at all times.

    Feeling supported and easing the emotional experience of any journey promotes positive outcomes. To know someone is always there, rooting for you, helps you make the most informed decision about your body and family.

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    Care philosophy

    Hi! I'm Jazzmine Brooks, the "Rural Black Doula", and I am a professional full-spectrum doula in Central Iowa. I provide in-person and virtual support. When invited to journey with someone through their reproductive health, fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, or lactation journey, I become an ally. I am someone to walk beside you and I serve as someone to lean on when needed.


    • Birth doula support
    • Fertility doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • Virtual doula support
    • Nutrition
    • In-home lactation visits
    • Virtual lactation visits
    • Babywearing
    • Placenta encapsulation

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Domestic violence
    • Expected stillbirth
    • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • LGBTQ
    • People of color
    • Prematurity
    • Single parents
    • Survivors of sexual abuse
    • VBAC

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Home
    • Hospital


    • English
    • Spanish


    • Certified Birth, Postpartum, and Lactation Special


    Pricing packages

    Jai Olive Birth Support (Virtual)
    $ 800
    A Birth Doula assists a birthing parent and family before and during childbirth. I provide non-medical emotional, physical, and informational support during pregnancy and the birthing process. The Doula works beside your birth team and is there to assist the birth parent, helpers, or partner, but not to replace them. Complimentary consultation included via in-person, phone, FaceTime or Google Hangouts 3 In-home or virtual prenatal appointments Assistance with birth preferences Prenatal nutritional and herbal counseling session Phone, email, FaceTime & text message support during care Parent Handouts on pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum Access to knowledge of labor and birth Attendance and support at labor and birth Doula on-call
    Sliding scale pricing available
    Contact for additional pricing options

    Jai Olive Lactation Support
    $ 35 /hr
    I am a Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS). Completed over 100 hours of training and assisting families. My role is to assist a birthing parent and family with evidence-based feeding options for your child/children. I provide non-medical support and education on chestfeeding, assist in navigating chestfeeding challenges, returning to work and feeding plans, and provide chestfeeding assessment, resources, and referrals. Support also includes safe formula feeding, returning to work, helping with expressing milk, storing milk, and more. Complimentary consultation included via in-person, phone, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts 2 in-person and regular check-in sessions via phone (based on need) Connecting to parenting and lactation groups local
    Sliding scale pricing available
    Contact for additional pricing options

    Jai Olive Postpartum Support
    $ 35 /hr
    A Postpartum Doula assists a birthing parent and family in returning home after childbirth. I provide non-medical assistance with infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, infant soothing, and coping skills for new parents. A Postpartum Doula works with each family individually to determine their particular needs. Some of the postpartum services that a doula will perform include: In-person lactation education, support, and assessment Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) Screening and referral support Light housekeeping and running errands Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding, and comforting Nutrition support, light meal preparation, and shopp
    Sliding scale pricing available
    Contact for additional pricing options


    Areas served

    • Ames, IA
    • Des Moines, IA
    • Iowa City, IA

    • Tabatha
      August 19, 2022 at 11:57 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Jazzmine is so gifted in the work that she does as a full-spectrum doula. Her warm demeanor helps create a safe environment to ask questions openly. She listens actively to concerns. What I’ve appreciated most about my reproductive health journey with Jazzmine is her ability to be inclusive and intersectional in her approach. She is so understanding of my worries about my body’s abilities, and she always gives encouragement and holistic support. It is evident how passionate she is about working with birthing families (and is there for every step of that journey — from conception to post partum). I am looking forward to continuing working with Jazzmine as I prepare my body for a future pregnancy.

    • Jordan
      August 22, 2022 at 11:26 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Jazzmine is exceptional at what she does. Her approach is educational and relational. There is so much to learn, remember, and consider while navigating this process. Jazzmine was well informed and able to connect with us, making it easy to digest what she was sharing, empowering us to make decisions we felt comfortable with as a family.

    • Sydney
      August 26, 2022 at 11:16 am | Peer review
      5 /5

      Jazzmine is a thoughtful and attentive Birth professional. She is a true leader in the field, and a knowledgable, caring birth coach/sister. Working with Jazzmine is an incredible experience. I believe she embodies all the characteristics of a stellar doula and educator.

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