If you ask any mom, no two birth stories are exactly alike. Having a baby and giving birth is an adventure any way you look at it. Whether it’s your first or your fourth, the only thing you can expect is the unexpected. What if there was a way to make labor and delivery a little less stressful? This is where Shawna Schmidt, owner of Mid-Iowa Doulas, steps in. Her company desires for every woman to have an amazing pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience.
About Mid-Iowa Doulas and Shawna Schmidt
Mid-Iowa Doulas offer Birth and Postpartum Support, Placenta Encapsulation, Childbirth Education, Infant Massage Lessons, Belly Casting, and Belly Binding. Their doulas use massage, counter-pressure, relaxation, and spinning babies techniques to help women through labor and to help labor progress smoothly. The doula’s support also allows the woman’s partner to have a greater sense of relaxation and calming, which then allows them to support the mother on a more emotional level.
As a birth doula, Shawna offers non-medical, one-on-one care during pregnancy and the birth of your baby. This service provides the mother-to-be and her partner with the care, support, and education that they need to have a wonderful birth experience. A postpartum doula provides care in the home for the family after the baby is born.
Mid-Iowa Doulas does offer placenta encapsulation to help combat baby blues which affects 80% of women. The placenta is steamed prior to being dehydrated and then divided into pills. Steaming the placenta ensures that any bacteria is killed.
Mid-Iowa Doulas services Ames, Des Moines, Boone, Webster City, Fort Dodge, Clarion, Cedar Falls, Storm Lake, Algona, Mason City, and all surrounding areas.